Effectively Wild Episode 1058: A Better Bullpen Tool


Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Jason Vargas, and the evolution of Matt Albers’ save celebration,
then talk to writer Sky Kalkman about his new bullpen stat, Win Probability Added Over Replacement, the problems with Win Probability Added as a tool for reliever evaluation, and the “right” way to evaluate a bullpen pitcher.

Audio intro: Beck, "He’s a Mighty Good Leader"
Audio interstitial: Frank Sinatra, "The Second Time Around"
Audio outro: Cold War Kids, "Relief"

Link to Matt Albers save celebration
Link to Matt Albers scoreboard video
Link to Sky’s Win Probability Added article

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5 years ago

Whats up with the the lack of post talking about the number 1 team in baseball. Seriously think they forgot the Astros exist