We had a look at the devastating effect Wei Chung Wang has had on bullpen usage a few weeks ago. With the official halfway point of the season upon us, a look at where the bullpen is projected to be at by the end of the year using the RRSMB patented formula: current innings x 2.
K-Rod – 80.2 IP
Will Smith – 75
Zach Duke – 62
Brandon Kintzler – 60
Rob Wooten – 50
Again for reference, the 2011 team:
Axford – 73
Bunch of other guys with less innings
K-Rod is certainly up there this year, which is fine because we don’t care about K-Rod.
Will Smith is on the high end as well, probably something to keep an eye on. The rest of the bullpen looks about average in terms of usage.
We’re through 81 games with an empty roster spot with 56 more to go until rosters expand and the Brewers finally have room for both Fiers and Figaro instead of just one of them, or maybe Logan Schafer can bring his good looks back to Miller Park. The possibilities of marginal players available for the Brewers to bring up are endless..
This concludes the mid-season BULLPEN WATCH.