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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Free Agency Preview - RP's

1. Jose Rodriguez
Rating - 87.53
Age - 35
Pluses - durability, control, velocity, gb/fb, pitches 1 and 2
Minuses - production, stamina
Compensation - Type B
Stats - 250 out of 310 saves, 4.24 ERA and 1.46 WHIP
Awards - 2x all-star
Summary - Should be much better than the stats would indicate. Primed for a big year.
Prediction - 3 years, 5 million per year

2. Al Castilla
Rating - 87.17
Age - 34
Pluses - durability, health, control
Minuses - none, vs left and gb/fb could be a little better
Compensation - Type A
Stats - 226 out of 270 saves, 3.87 ERA and 1.27 WHIP
Awards - 4X all-star
Summary - A great RP. Ideal as an innings eating Setup A type.
Prediction - big money. 4 years at 8 million per year

3. Rafael Pujols
Rating - 84.59
Age - 30
Pluses - health, control, velocity, p1 and p2, age
Minuses - vs. rhb, vs rhb, and vs rhb
Compensation - none
Stats - 118 for 141 in saves, 4.87 ERA and 1.51 WHIP
Awards - None
Summary - A great example why maddie's can't be taken as your bible. Vs. RHB is marginal at best, and it can't be undestimated as an important rating
Prediction - 1 year, 2 million per year


4. Felipe Encarnacion
Rating - 84.09
Age - 38
Pluses - makeup, health, control, vs RHB, pitch 1
Minuses - age, only ok vs. LHB
Compensation - Type A
Stats - 502 out of 605 saves, 3.77 ERA and 1.31 WHIP
Awards - 8x all-star, 2x fireman
Summary - An all time great, but he is old. He has one more all-star season left in him, so someone will pay
Prediction - 2 years, 6 million per year

5. Tomas Mesa
Rating - 83.04
Age - 33
Pluses - stamina, makeup, control, velocity, gb/fb, pitch 1
Minuses - only ok splits, temper
Compensation - Type A
Stats - 85-44 record, 3.36 ERA and 1.24 WHIP
Awards - 1x all-star
Summary - highly rated, relatively young, and productive. He should be in line for a big contract.
Prediction - 4 years, 6 million per year

The rest

6. Junior Ozuna
7. Bert Throneberry
8. Andy Jefferson
9. Albie Torres
10. Livan Pascual

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