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!
FanGraphs relievers stats over the last seven days:
We have targeted the Tigers bullpen all season, but they actually have the best ERA in baseball over the last seven days. Does this mean we should avoid attacking this unit? I still say no as they have allowed seven home runs during this span, which is the fourth highest and their left on base percentage of 84.5 percent is unsustainable.
The Angels bullpen has allowed nine home runs over the last seven days to go along with a hard hit percentage of 40 percent. It should be not surprising to see them rank near the bottom as well during this span in first pitch strike percentage and swinging strike percentage.
The Rangers have used an opener in back-to-back games which inflates their innings, but they continue to check all the boxes we are looking for when targeting a unit. They don’t miss any bats with their low swinging strike percentage of 9.5 percent over the last seven days. They have a high fly ball percentage of 49.4 percent and hard hit percentage of 46.8 percent. The home runs haven’t come yet as they have only allowed three during this span, but opponents are batting .321.