Bullpens pitch 40% of all Major League innings and are often forgotten about by people when making lineup decisions. Here at elitefantasy, we’re committed to providing 100% analysis of pitching, not just the 60% you’ll find elsewhere!
We mentioned the Mariners bullpen logging a ton of innings, well they had to throw 7.1 innings on Wednesday and allowed two more home runs to give them eight over the last week. They have one of the lowest swinging strike percentages during this span as well.
We have also highlighted the Tigers bullpen recently and they struggled once again on Wednesday as they allowed six earned runs. They have the worst ERA over the last week at 9.72 and opponents are batting .397. To put that in perspective, the next highest batting average against is .297!
The Marlins bullpen have allowed a hard hit percentage of 45.5 percent over the last week and an ERA 6.35 during this span. For the season, right-handed hitters are slugging .543.
The Pirates bullpen allowed another home run to a left-handed hitter which gives them eight on the season and puts them last in MLB for that category. Their slugging against lefty hitters ranks last as well at .546.