July 25, 2021

Season review: Who was the best nondescript left-handed pitcher from the 2019 churn? (McCovey Chronicles)


Stat Lines

Fernando Abad: 21 games, 13 IP, 4.15 ERA, 4.52 FIP, 6.2 K/9, 2.1 BB/9, -0.1 fWAR
Travis Bergen: 21 games, 19.2 IP, 5.49 ERA, 5.55 FIP, 8.2 K/9, 4.1 BB/9, -0.2 fWAR
Ty Blach: 2 games, 6.1 IP, 14.21 ERA, 8.27 FIP, 4.3 K/9, 5.7 BB/9, -0.2 fWAR
Williams Jerez: 6 games, 2.70 ERA, 6.66 FIP, 5.4 K/9, 8.1 BB/9, -0.1 fWAR
Conner Menez: 8 games, 17 IP, 5.29 ERA, 5.80 FIP, 11.6 K/9, 6.4 BB/9, -0.2 fWAR
Wandy Peralta: 8 games, 5.2 IP, 3.18 ERA, 4.27 FIP, 7.9 K/9, 1.6 BB/9, 0.0 fWAR
Sam Selman: 10 games, 10.1 IP, 4.35 ERA, 6.12 FIP, 8.7 K/9, 5.2 BB/9, -0.2 fWAR
Andy Suarez: 21 games, 32.2 IP, 5.79 ERA, 5.58 FIP, 6.9 K/9, 3.9 BB/9, -0.4 fWAR

The Giants tied an NL record by using 64 players in a single season and 1/8 of them were these completely forgettable, slightly regrettable left-handed relievers.

Left-handed pitching has been the only consistent weapon against a lineup like the Dodgers’, so it makes sense that the Giants would continue to stockpile them while being run by the guy who used to run the Dodgers. It was also important to try to make up for the diminished performance of Tony Watson, the negative contributions of Derek Holland and Drew Pomeranz (until both were moved…

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