July 15, 2013 posted by Patrick DiCaprio

Closer Identifier Algorithm Results July 15

Closer Identifier Algorithm Results July 15
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Here are this week’s results, as CIA brings its record to 18 correct predictions and 2 incorrect predictions.


Pitcher CIA Result Comments
Jim Johnson Hold Its been a strange season, and Johnson blew another one, raising his total to 6 BS.
Koji Uehara Hold Bailey is on the mend but Farrell said Uehara is still his man. For now.
Addison Reed Hold He is only 22/26, so his status as a first tier closer is gone for now.
Chris Perez Auto Hold Has been on fire since he got back
Joaquin Benoit Auto Hold Has been stellar since he got the job.
Jose Veras Auto Hold Keeps rolling along, underappreciated.
Greg Holland Auto Hold Even he is not in Grilli’s league when you include save totals.
Ernesto Frieri Auto Hold Skills have surged in recent weeks and now is well above all CIA minimums.
Glen Perkins Auto Hold 6.71 K/BB and over 12 K/9.
Mariano Rivera Auto Hold What else can we say?
Grant Balfour Auto Hold Still perfect.
Tom Wilhelmsen Auto Hold He still stinks, essentially, from a skills perspective.
Oliver Perez Hold His last three have been in non-save situations but the SVO are sparse so his role is still unclear.
Fernando Rodney Auto Hold He is still hot, and now his skill set is close to CIA minimums as his turnaround continues.
Joe Nathan Auto Hold His great run continues-he is 30/31
Casey Janssen Auto Hold 18/19 in SV/SVO but K rate is low.
National League
Heath Bell Hold Who the hell knows what is going on in Arizona–everyone is in play. Is at 70% in last ten so still a “hold.” But CIA is probably wrong.
Brad Ziegler Auto Hold A small sample auto hold, but is still essentially a specialist reliever.
David Hernandez Auto Lose Another small sample. If he has any share of the job this will change quickly since he will start from zero again.
Craig Kimbrel Auto Hold As good as he is, he is not in the same league as Grilli right now.
Kevin Gregg Hold The bloom may be off the rose as he has let up runs in six of his last nine appearances, with two BS.
Aroldis Chapman Auto Hold He is second to Holland in K/9.
Rafael Betancourt Auto Hold No worries in short term despite multi-year skills slide.
Kenley Jansen Hold Even Mattingly cannot screw this up going forward.
Steve Cishek Auto Hold His roll continues.
Francisco Rodriguez Auto Hold Still perfect, thanks to Carlos Gomez.
Bobby Parnell Auto Hold He has been excellent in the last few weeks.
Jonathan Papelbon Auto Lose Blew his last SVO and now gets back to “auto lose.” this will come true if he is dealt as rumored.
Jason Grilli Auto Hold He is still awesome.
Huston Street Auto Hold A 5.34 K/9? Come on, Huston, man up.
Sergio Romo Hold A deserving All-Star, though this isn’t his best year.
Edward Mujica Auto Hold Two BS in the last seven days. We are slightly concerned.
Rafael Soriano Auto Hold K rate is the lowest of his career
Carlos Marmol Kelvin Herrera??
John Axford Kyuji Fujikawa
Mitchell Boggs Jim Henderson
Shawn Camp
Joaquin Benoit
Phil Coke??
Bruce Rondon??
Joel Hanrahan
Koji Uehara
Steve Cishek
Luke Gregerson
Mike Dunn
Tom Wilhelmsen
Francisco Rodriguez
Brandon League
Jose Valverde
Joe Smith
Andrew Bailey
Rex Brothers
Vinnie Pestano

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