SL 2001 Relievers Preview

Just as it was difficult to rank the starting pitchers for SL 2001 without the official APBA ratings, it will be equally difficult to rank relievers without a complete set of data. Notwithstanding this fact, I offer the following overview of the options open to 2001 SL GMs while assembling their bullpens:

The Workhorses

Among the relievers appearing in 70 or more games in MLB 2000, the following pitchers deserve special mention:

K. Wunsch  (83 games, 92 SL IP, 15Y(+3)(G))
M. Myers  (78 games, 68 SL IP, 18X)
F. Rodriguez  (76 games, 122.6 SL IP, 16XY)
A. Benitez  (76 games, 114 SL IP, 16XY)
D. Lowe  (74 games, 137 SL IP, 18XZ (G))
J. Nelson  (73 games, 104.6 SL IP, 19XW (H))
C. Leskanic (73 games, 116 SL IP, 17XW)
J. Tam  (72 games, 128.6 SL IP, 17Z (+3)(H))
K. Foulke  (72 games, 132 SL IP, 15XYZ (+1))
D. Veres  (71 games, 113.6 SL IP, 15XZ)
T. Hoffman  (70 games, 108.6 SL IP, 13XYZZ)

The Lunch Pail Gang

Among the relievers appearing in 60-69 games in MLB 2000, the following pitchers deserve special mention:

D. Weathers  (69 games, 114.6 SL IP, 14Y)
B. Wickman  (69 games, 109 SL IP, 14Y (H))
B. Koch  (68 games, 118 SL IP, 17YZ (G))
G. White  (68 games, 126 SL IP, 17XZ)
R. Nen  (68 games, 99 SL IP, 23XYZ)
R. Hernandez  (68 games, 110 SL IP, 14YZ)
T. Jones  (67 games, 96 SL IP, 14X(+3)(G))
D. Graves  (66 games, 137 SL IP, 16)
M. Rivera  (66 games, 113.6 SL IP, 16YZ(+1)(H))
B. Howry  (65 games, 106.6 SL IP, 14X(+1)(G))
J. Mecir  (63 games, 127.6 SL IP, 15Y(H))

The One-Thirders

Among those relievers appearing in 54-59 games in MLB 2000, the following pitchers deserve special mention:

J. Rocker  (59 games, 79.6 SL IP, 15XYW)
T. Worrell  (59 games, 104 SL IP, 14YZ)

The Lou Potes

Among those relievers appearing in less than 54 games in MLB 2000, the following pitchers deserve special mention:

R. King  (36 games, 43 SL IP, 22Y)
S. Strickland  (49 games, 72 SL IP, 14XZ)
R. Kohlmeier  (25 games, 39.6 SL IP, 15)
M. Fyhrie  (32 games, 79 SL IP, 15YZ)
J. Speier  (47 games, 102.6 SL IP, 14X)
R. Rincon  (35 games, 30 SL IP, 15XW)

As with the starting pitchers, I would note that the ratings I have available to me are incomplete with respect to National League pitchers and also are tentative. I would also note that the question of who was "worthy of special mention" was somewhat subjective, especially in the 13/14 range.

This is the last preview. They helped me pass some time thinking about SL. Doubt they will be overly helpful to you, but then again, that wasn't really the point.