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Bullpen Banter: Has Edwin Diaz Emerged As An Elite Closing Option?

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

You can’t argue that Edwn Diaz took well to his transition from starter to reliever. Maybe there were a few bumps along the way, but the numbers he posted were among the elite:

51.2 IP
2.79 ERA
1.16 WHIP
15.33 K/9
2.61 BB/9

Walks had never been a major issue, with a minor league career BB/9 of 3.0. He had also always shown the propensity to generate swings and misses, but coming out for an inning at a time allowed him to truly put his swing and miss stuff on display.  With a fastball averaging 97.3 mph, he posted a gaudy 18.5% SwStr%. Complementing it with a nearly unhittable slider, the strikeout rate seems realistic. Just look at the Whiff% for his two pitches:

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Bullpen Notes: October 1, 2016: Kimbrel’s Control, Dull/Neris Opportunities Not Coming & More

Are you following @Rotoprofessor on Twitter? If not you should be, as we Tweet out all the important bullpen notes every morning from the previous day’s games. Who is in jeopardy of losing their job? Who is worth the speculative add? Here are this morning tweets (Please note we won’t be posting these on the website every day, so make sure you follow @Rotoprofessor to ensure you don’t miss a thing):

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Bullpen Notes: September 30, 2016: Ottavino Still “The Man” In Colorado & More

Are you following @Rotoprofessor on Twitter? If not you should be, as we Tweet out all the important bullpen notes every morning from the previous day’s games. Who is in jeopardy of losing their job? Who is worth the speculative add? Here are this morning tweets (Please note we won’t be posting these on the website every day, so make sure you follow @Rotoprofessor to ensure you don’t miss a thing):

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Bullpen Notes: September 29, 2016: No Concern For Oh, Dull Up In Oakland? & More

Are you following @Rotoprofessor on Twitter? If not you should be, as we Tweet out all the important bullpen notes every morning from the previous day’s games. Who is in jeopardy of losing their job? Who is worth the speculative add? Here are this morning tweets (Please note we won’t be posting these on the website every day, so make sure you follow @Rotoprofessor to ensure you don’t miss a thing):

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Bullpen Notes: September 28, 2016: Osuna In Trouble?, Ottavino Out? & More

Are you following @Rotoprofessor on Twitter? If not you should be, as we Tweet out all the important bullpen notes every morning from the previous day’s games. Who is in jeopardy of losing their job? Who is worth the speculative add? Here are this morning tweets (Please note we won’t be posting these on the website every day, so make sure you follow @Rotoprofessor to ensure you don’t miss a thing):

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Bullpen Notes: September 27, 2016: Clippard Earns SV On Quiet Night For Closers

Are you following @Rotoprofessor on Twitter? If not you should be, as we Tweet out all the important bullpen notes every morning from the previous day’s games. Who is in jeopardy of losing their job? Who is worth the speculative add? Here are this morning tweets (Please note we won’t be posting these on the website every day, so make sure you follow @Rotoprofessor to ensure you don’t miss a thing):

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