Phillies: Picking up the bullpen pieces for 2020

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 29: Manager Gabe Kapler #19 of the Philadelphia Phillies takes the baseball from Adam Morgan #46 after making a pitching change in the seventh inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on June 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 29: Manager Gabe Kapler #19 of the Philadelphia Phillies takes the baseball from Adam Morgan #46 after making a pitching change in the seventh inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on June 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) /
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In the bullpen, Klentak will have hard decisions but Morgan won’t be one of them. Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images. /

The Numerical Bible:  

This review is not a sabermetrics article, which means no heavy statistical analysis. But because some readers rely on stats, this is only a reference: no reason to articulate the importance of these numbers.

Phillies statistical results toward 75-80 percent:   

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*on the Phillies only.    (Stats through Sept. 4.)

  • Neris: 43 good, 3 so-so and 12 bad (2 blowups) out of 58 total for 79.3%
  • Alvarez: 38 good (1 opener), 7 so-so and 13 bad (1 blowup) out of 58 total for 77.6%
  • Morgan: 34 good, 2 so-so and 4 bad (3 blowups) out of 40 total for 90%
  • Suarez: 20 good, 1 so-so and 6 bad (0 blowups) out of 27 total for 77.8%
  • *Hughes: 7 good, 1 so-so and 3 bad (1 blowup) out of 11 total for 72.7%
  • *Parker: 9 good, 1 so-so and 4 bad (0 blowups) out of 14 total for 71.4%
  • *Morin: 12 good, 0 so-so and 6 bad (1 blowup) out of 18 total for 66.7%
  • Hammer: 14 good, 1 so-so and 5 bad (1 blowup) out of 20 total for 75%
  • A blowup is 4 ER for less than 2 innings or 3 ER for less than 1 inning.
  • This is a running tally including inherited runners scoring.

Potential Phillies fireman’s statistical results toward 75-80 percent:  

  • Smith: 42 good, 3 so-so and 12 bad (0 blowups) out of 57 total for 79%
  • A blowup is 4 ER for less than 2 innings or 3 ER for less than 1 inning.
  • This is not a running tally.

Phillies 2019 stats through Sept 4:   

  • Neris, 30: 58 Gms., 47 2/3 Inn., a 3.09 ERA, 23 Saves, 2 Holds, 6 BS,  a 3.89 FIP, a 3.49 xFIP, a 3.14 SIERA, a 0.8 fWAR and a 0.99 WHIP.
  • Alvarez, 30: 58 Gms., 52 Inn., a 3.12 ERA, 1 Save, 11 Holds, a 4.02 FIP, a 4.21 xFIP, a 4.24 SIERA, a 0.6 fWAR and a 1.35 WHIP.
  • Morgan, 29.5: 40 Gms., 29 2/3 Inn., a 3.94 ERA, 19 Holds, a 4.33 FIP, a 4.73 xFIP, a 4.09 SIERA, a 0.2 fWAR and a 1.01 WHIP.
  • Suarez 24: 27 Gms., 39 Inn., a 3.69 ERA, 3 Holds, a 4.27 FIP, a 3.60 xFIP, a 3.77 SIERA, a 0.1 fWAR and a 1.36 WHIP.
  • Hammer, 25: 20 Gms., 19 Inn., a 3.79 ERA, a 5.11 FIP, a 6.16 xFIP, a 5.98 SIERA, a 0.0 fWAR and a 1.42 WHIP.

Free-agent’s 2019 stats through Sept 4: 

  • Smith, 30: 57 Gms., 59 Inn., a 2.90 ERA, 31 Saves, 4 BS, a 3.23 FIP, a 2.70 xFIP, a 2.68 SIERA, a 1.0 fWAR and a 1.02 WHIP.

Phillies 2019 stats (only) through Sept 4:  

  • Parker, 34: 14 Gms., 15 1/3 Inn., a 4.11 ERA and a 0.78 WHIP.
  • Morin, 28: 18 Gms., 19 1/3 Inn., a 5.12 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP.
  • Hughes, 34: 11 Gms., 9 Inn., a 6.00 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP.

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