Thursday, April 28, 2011

Hong-Chih Kuo Second in 2010 "Shutdown-Meltdown" Ratio

One more thing from that ESPN the Magazine May 2 2011 issue: a sidebar called "Shut 'Em Down" (no link) had high praise for where Hong-Chih Kuo ended up in one sabermatrician's statistic:

To better quantify reliever performance, sabermetrician Tom Tango developed two stats, Shutdowns and Meltdowns. Based on win probability, if a reliever's performance in a given game increases his team's chances of winning by more than 6%, he gets a Shutdown. Decrease it by 6%? Meltdown. Most of the big-name closers are oddly missing from the list of best Shutdown-Meltdown ratios of 2010.


Rafael Soriano, SD/MD ratio of 10.25
Hong-Chih Kuo, 8.50
Hisanori Takahashi, 8.50
Joakim Soria, 7.80
Ryan Franklin, 7.25

Former Dodger Mark Hendrickson had the third-worst ratio in 2010, 0.58.


Steve Sax said...

Brad Penny takes the loss in a 7-2 defeat at Comerica Park. He went 7.0 IP and gave up 4 ER to the Mariners. Penny is now 1-3 with a 6.11 ERA.

Jason said...

I hear Brad Penny shut down a whole lot of patty melt downs last season.