May 5, 2014 posted by Patrick DiCaprio

Closer Identifier Algorithm Results May 5, 2014

Closer Identifier Algorithm Results May 5, 2014
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Here are this week’s Closer Identifier Algorithm results with commentary. The record is a perfect 11-0:

Pitcher CIA Result Comments
Tommy Hunter Hold He has been better than advertised.
Joe Smith Auto Hold He has a good shot to be a surprise 25 SV guy.
Josh Fields Auto Lose Astros say Qualls and Bass will share duties so he is a “hit.”
Chad Qualls Auto Lose Only two SVO so his status will likely change next week.
Anthony Bass Auto Hold Like Qualls he will likely change next week, and with a 2.30 K rate you know where he will end up.
Sergio Santos Auto Lose Lost the job and Janssen will be back soon. No one has been named so we will revisit them next week.
Brett Cecil Auto Lose  
John Axford Lose Like a few others his skills are below the minimums but SV/SVO is solid.
Fernando Rodney Hold Has been gradually climbing the ranks.
Joakim Soria Auto Hold  
Grant Balfour Lose Skills are terrible so far but he is getting the job done.
Koji Uehara Auto Hold Rumors abound about his health.
Greg Holland Auto Hold  
Joe Nathan Lose Working his way back up after a dismal start.
Glen Perkins Hold Mr. Underappreciated.
Matt Lindstrom Auto Lose It is only a matter of when at this point.
David Robertson Auto Hold  
Luke Gregerson Auto Lose As of this writing he is still listed with a share of the job.
Sean Doolittle  Auto Lose It has been almost a month since he got a save so we are declaring him a “hit.”
National League    
Craig Kimbrel Hold Is one save away from Auto Hold.
Francisco Rodriguez Auto Hold He seems to pitch almost every day so owners need to keep an eye on appearances.
Trevor Rosenthal Auto Hold BB rate is a slight concern.
Hector Rondon Auto Hold Has the job and looks great so far.
Addison Reed Hold Early concerns are faded, and he is only one save away from Auto Hold with excellent skills.
Kenley Jansen Hold There are some slight concerns in his BB rate.
Sergio Romo Auto Hold A perfect 9/9 in SV/SVO
Steve Cishek Hold Only a lack of SVO keeps him from being elite.
Kyle Farnsworth Auto Lose Was listed last week incorrectly as auto hold. At least his BB rate is OK.
Rafael Soriano Auto Hold He is a perfect 6/6 but K/BB is below CIA minimums.
Huston Street Auto Hold Again is underrated.
Jonathan Papelbon Auto Hold Is now 9/10 in SV/SVO but weak skills.
Jason Grilli Auto Lose  
Mark Melancon Auto Hold K rate is weak and he gets Auto Hold based on one SVO. 
Latroy Hawkins Auto Hold Skill set is horrible but is perfect in SV/SVO.
Aroldis Chapman Auto Hold Will return this week.
Jose Veras     
JJ Hoover    
Jim Johnson    
Jose Valverde    
Sean Doolittle    
Shawn Kelley    
Ernesto Frieri    
Sergio Santos    
Jonathan Broxton    
Josh Fields    
Sean Doolittle    



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