Chrisy Moltisanti wrote:Putz' extrapolated stats compares favorably to the guys on that list. Saves, holds, hits, and earned runs are not as indicative of effectiveness as K rate, BB rate, and HR rate.
Know that I respect K, BB and HR as I noted the three big qualifiers earlier. Like I said, under your three qualifiers his ext. season would be considered one of the greatest, however there is more to being great than in my view. Such as being in the pressure situation of getting saves (more often than Putz) and success rate therein, quality of hitters faced, WXRL, ERA+ and possibly more. Currently Putz's WXRL, QBF (QOPS), total saves and ERA+ keep me from giving his ext. stats credit for such a term which is so often thrown around.
Fair enough. Different criteria for different folks. (although I do agree with you to an extent about quality of batters faced
& pressure situations carrying some weight)
I think one thing we can all agree on is that if Putz keeps this up, Seattle will have two darn good relievers at the end of their pen, but it would take a change in performance level for Putz to be removed from the closer role.