Relievers used by each team in 2013

Koji Uehara was the most delicious dish picked up at the 2012 Hot Stove buffet

Koji Uehara was the most delicious dish picked up at the 2012 Hot Stove buffet

The Hot Stove season is not unlike an event in which a buffet is served at various stations and you fill your plate with goodies. Instead of going to the carving station, the pasta stop, or the veggie table, GMs pile their plates with power hitters, their stars, or their starting pitchers.

We are in the bullpen phase of the Hot Stove buffet, the time in which teams are collecting their relievers for the coming season and this is an area in which you want to stack your plate high, because as much as you think you need, it’s really never enough and you never know what pearl you may find in the oysters at the raw bar. For example, it’s my belief that the World Champions never would be fitted for rings had Joel Hanrahan and Andrew Bailey not gotten injured and Junichi Tazawa failed in the 9th inning role, all of which enabled Koji Uehara to become the Red Sox closer.

Let’s look at each team’s bullpen results from 2013

2013 Bullpens
IP IP/G ERA WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 AVG
1. Atlanta Braves 460.1 2.86 2.46 1.142 8.19 3.03 0.55 .222
2. Kansas City Royals 461.1 2.94 2.55 1.133 9.57 3.12 0.82 .217
3. Pittsburgh Pirates 545.1 3.43 2.89 1.167 7.46 2.89 0.59 .229
4. Texas Rangers 491.1 3.09 2.91 1.222 7.87 3.28 0.64 .232
5. Milwaukee Brewers 524.0 3.32 3.19 1.240 7.73 3.04 0.94 .242
6. Oakland Athletics 475.1 3.05 3.22 1.224 8.16 2.92 0.78 .237
7. Cincinnati Reds 470.1 3.00 3.29 1.169 9.36 3.43 1.05 .216
8. San Francisco Giants 501.1 3.13 3.30 1.311 7.92 3.39 0.70 .247
9. Toronto Blue Jays 552.1 3.50 3.37 1.232 8.31 3.22 0.96 .235
10. San Diego Padres 522.1 3.29 3.39 1.261 8.08 3.13 0.95 .245
11. Miami Marlins 516.0 3.23 3.42 1.295 8.15 3.52 0.54 .243
12. St. Louis Cardinals 475.1 3.07 3.45 1.241 8.48 2.80 0.68 .247
13. Los Angeles Dodgers 471.1 3.04 3.49 1.288 8.61 3.55 0.78 .240
14. Minnesota Twins 579.0 3.60 3.50 1.215 7.89 2.87 0.90 .240
15. Baltimore Orioles 514.0 3.21 3.52 1.239 8.05 2.73 1.00 .248
16. Arizona Diamondbacks 518.1 3.32 3.52 1.272 8.55 3.28 1.02 .241
17. Washington Nationals 477.1 3.06 3.56 1.291 7.88 2.98 0.79 .252
18. Tampa Bay Rays 498.1 3.24 3.59 1.205 9.33 3.50 0.78 .221
19. Cleveland Indians 516.1 3.25 3.62 1.324 8.71 3.85 0.87 .239
20. New York Yankees 477.1 3.08 3.66 1.294 9.01 3.11 1.21 .249
21. Boston Red Sox 470.0 2.99 3.70 1.315 8.89 3.31 0.90 .250
22. New York Mets 507.0 3.21 3.98 1.323 6.96 3.16 0.96 .256
23. Chicago White Sox 472.1 3.01 4.00 1.395 8.08 3.98 0.72 .254
24. Detroit Tigers 439.1 2.77 4.01 1.340 9.15 3.66 0.90 .246
25. Chicago Cubs 474.0 2.98 4.04 1.350 7.94 3.99 1.01 .243
26. Los Angeles Angels 493.1 3.12 4.12 1.353 8.48 3.94 0.93 .242
27. Philadelphia Phillies 474.1 3.04 4.19 1.468 8.13 4.30 0.87 .259
28. Colorado Rockies 555.1 3.45 4.23 1.398 7.68 3.14 0.86 .270
29. Seattle Mariners 505.0 3.20 4.58 1.412 9.53 3.99 0.98 .253
30. Houston Astros 534.0 3.34 4.92 1.522 7.04 4.25 1.43 .270

How many relievers did each team use?

A lot more than you realize.

Rk Tm #
1 Houston Astros 24 Hector Ambriz / Erik Bedard / Travis Blackley / Xavier Cedeno /
Kevin Chapman / Jose Cisnero / Paul Clemens / Rhiner Cruz /
Jorge De Leon / Jake Elmore / Josh Fields / Edgar Gonzalez /
Lucas Harrell / Philip Humber / Dallas Keuchel / Wade LeBlanc /
Chia-Jen Lo / Jordan Lyles / David Martinez / Brett Oberholtzer
/ Brad Peacock / Jose Veras / Wesley Wright / Josh Zeid
2 Chicago Cubs 23 Michael Bowden / Alex Burnett / Alberto Cabrera / Shawn Camp /
Rafael Dolis / Kyuji Fujikawa / Kevin Gregg / Justin Grimm /
Matt Guerrier / Chang-Yong Lim / Kameron Loe / Carlos Marmol /
Blake Parker / Zach Putnam / Brooks Raley / Henry Rodriguez /
Hector Rondon / Zach Rosscup / James Russell / Eduardo Sanchez /
Pedro Strop / Hisanori Takahashi / Carlos Villanueva
3 Cleveland Indians 23 Matt Albers / Cody Allen / Scott Barnes / Carlos Carrasco /
Preston Guilmet / Nick Hagadone / Rich Hill / David Huff /
Corey Kluber / Matt Langwell / C.C. Lee / Joe Martinez /
Justin Masterson / Brett Myers / Chris Perez / Vinnie Pestano /
Ryan Raburn / Clay Rapada / Marc Rzepczynski / Bryan Shaw /
Joe Smith / Josh Tomlin / Blake Wood
4 Toronto Blue Jays 23 Dave Bush / Brett Cecil / Steve Delabar / Kyle Drabek / Justin Germano /
Edgar Gonzalez / Casey Janssen / Jeremy Jeffress / Chad Jenkins /
Brad Lincoln / Aaron Loup / Dustin McGowan / Darren Oliver /
Ramon Ortiz / Juan Perez / Luis Perez / Todd Redmond /
Esmil Rogers / Ricky Romero / Sergio Santos / Mickey Storey /
Neil Wagner / Thad Weber
5 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 22 Joe Blanton / Buddy Boshers / Ryan Brasier / Billy Buckner /
Sean Burnett / David Carpenter / Robert Coello / Dane De La Rosa /
Scott Downs / Barry Enright / Ernesto Frieri / J.C. Gutierrez /
Tommy Hanson / Kevin Jepsen / Michael Kohn / Mark Lowe /
Nick Maronde / Cory Rasmus / Garrett Richards / Michael Roth /
Daniel Stange / Jerome Williams
6 Baltimore Orioles 22 Luis Ayala / Mike Belfiore / Zach Britton / Alex Burnett / Zach Clark /
Freddy Garcia / Kevin Gausman / Miguel Gonzalez / Jason Hammel /
Tommy Hunter / Jim Johnson / Steve Johnson / Jair Jurrjens /
Brian Matusz / T.J. McFarland / Bud Norris / Darren O’Day /
Troy Patton / Francisco Rodriguez / Josh Stinson /
Pedro Strop / Jairo Asencio
7 Boston Red Sox 22 Alfredo Aceves / Andrew Bailey / Daniel Bard / Pedro Beato /
Craig Breslow /Drake Britton / Rubby De La Rosa / Jose De La Torre /
Ryan Dempster / Felix Doubront / Joel Hanrahan / Andrew Miller /
Franklin Morales / Clayton Mortensen / Junichi Tazawa /
Matt Thornton / Koji Uehara / Brayan Villarreal /
Allen Webster / Alex Wilson / Brandon Workman / Steven Wright
8 New York Mets 22 David Aardsma / Scott Atchison / Vic Black / Greg Burke /
Tim Byrdak / Robert Carson / Josh Edgin / Jeurys Familia /
Pedro Feliciano / Frank Francisco / Gonzalez Germen /
LaTroy Hawkins / Jeremy Hefner / Sean Henn / Aaron Laffey /
Brandon Lyon / Shaun Marcum / Collin McHugh / Bobby Parnell /
Anthony Recker / Scott Rice / Carlos Torres
9 New York Yankees 21 Dellin Betances / Chris Bootcheck / Cesar Cabral / Joba Chamberlain /
Preston Claiborne / Matt Daley / Cody Eppley / Alberto Gonzalez /
David Huff / Phil Hughes / Shawn Kelley / Boone Logan /
Brett Marshall / Jim Miller / Ivan Nova / Vidal Nuno /
David Phelps / Mariano Rivera / David Robertson / Adam Warren /
Mike Zagurski
10 Philadelphia Phillies 21 Mike Adams / Phillippe Aumont / Antonio Bastardo / Tyler Cloyd /
Justin De Fratus / Jake Diekman / Chad Durbin / Luis Garcia /
Jeremy Horst / Cesar Jimenez / Ethan Martin / John McDonald /
Zach Miner / Jonathan Papelbon / J.C. Ramirez / Mauricio Robles /
B.J. Rosenberg / Joe Savery / Michael Stutes / Raul Valdes /
Casper Wells
11 Los Angeles Dodgers 20 Ronald Belisario / Chris Capuano / Jose Dominguez / Stephen Fife /
Onelki Garcia / Javy Guerra / Matt Guerrier / J.P. Howell /
Kenley Jansen / Brandon League / Carlos Marmol / Peter Moylan /
Ricky Nolasco / Paco Rodriguez / Skip Schumaker / Shawn Tolleson /
Edinson Volquez / Josh Wall / Brian Wilson / Chris Withrow
12 Pittsburgh Pirates 20 Vic Black / Jose Contreras / Brandon Cumpton / Kyle Farnsworth /
Jeanmar Gomez / Jason Grilli / Josh Harrison / Jared Hughes /
Kris Johnson / Chris Leroux / Vin Mazzaro / Mark Melancon /
Bryan Morris / Stolmy Pimentel / Ryan Reid / Jonathan Sanchez /
Tony Watson / Duke Welker / Justin Wilson / Mike Zagurski
13 St. Louis Cardinals 20 John Axford / Michael Blazek / Mitchell Boggs / Keith Butler /
Randy Choate / Maikel Cleto / Sam Freeman / Rob Johnson /
Joe Kelly / Tyler Lyons / Seth Maness / Victor Marte /
Carlos Martinez / Edward Mujica / Trevor Rosenthal /
Marc Rzepczynski Fernando Salas / Kevin Siegrist / Michael Wacha /
Jake Westbrook
14 Miami Marlins 19 Steve Ames / Duane Below / Arquimedes Caminero / Steve Cishek /
Mike Dunn / Sam Dyson / Brad Hand / Chris Hatcher /
Dan Jennings / Tom Koehler / Wade LeBlanc / John Maine /
Edgar Olmos / Zach Phillips / Chad Qualls / A.J. Ramos /
Jon Rauch / Kevin Slowey / Ryan Webb
15 San Diego Padres 19 Anthony Bass / Brad Boxberger / Brad Brach / Andrew Cashner /
Robbie Erlin / Luke Gregerson / Colt Hynes / Tommy Layne /
Miles Mikolas / Sean O’Sullivan / Clayton Richard / Tyson Ross /
Burch Smith / Tim Stauffer / Huston Street / Joe Thatcher /
Dale Thayer / Nick Vincent / Thad Weber
16 Texas Rangers 19 Travis Blackley / Cory Burns / Neal Cotts / Neftali Feliz /
Wilmer Font / Jason Frasor / Michael Kirkman / Josh Lindblom /
Derek Lowe / Kyle McClellan / David Murphy / Joe Nathan /
Alexi Ogando / Joe Ortiz / Robbie Ross / Tanner Scheppers /
Joakim Soria / Nick Tepesch / Ross Wolf
17 Arizona Diamondbacks 17 Heath Bell / Charles Brewer / Trevor Cahill / Josh Collmenter /
Eury De La Rosa / Randall Delgado / Will Harris / David Hernandez /
Matt Langwell / Joe Paterson / J.J. Putz / Matt Reynolds /
Chaz Roe / Tony Sipp / Zeke Spruill / Joe Thatcher /
Brad Ziegler
18 Chicago White Sox 17 Dylan Axelrod / Simon Castro / Jesse Crain / Deunte Heath /
Nate Jones / Charles Leesman / Matt Lindstrom / Brian Omogrosso /
Jake Petricka / David Purcey / Addison Reed / Hector Santiago /
Matt Thornton / Ramon Troncoso / Donnie Veal / Daniel Webb /
Casper Wells
19 Colorado Rockies 17 Matt Belisle / Rafael Betancourt / Chad Bettis / Mitchell Boggs /
Rex Brothers / Manny Corpas / Edgmer Escalona / Jeff Francis /
Logan Kensing / Wilton Lopez / Jeff Manship / Roy Oswalt /
Adam Ottavino / Josh Outman / Drew Pomeranz / Rob Scahill /
Chris Volstad
20 Detroit Tigers 17 Al Alburquerque / Jose Alvarez / Joaquin Benoit /
Jeremy Bonderman / Phil Coke / Octavio Dotel / Darin Downs /
Doug Fister / Jose Ortega / Rick Porcello / Luke Putkonen /
Evan Reed / Bruce Rondon / Drew Smyly / Jose Valverde /
Jose Veras / Brayan Villarreal
21 Milwaukee Brewers 16 John Axford / Burke Badenhop / Michael Blazek / Mike Fiers /
Alfredo Figaro / Mike Gonzalez / Tom Gorzelanny / Donovan Hand /
Johnny Hellweg / Jim Henderson / Brandon Kintzler / Chris Narveson /
Jimmy Nelson / Francisco Rodriguez / Tyler Thornburg / Rob Wooten
22 San Francisco Giants 16 Jeremy Affeldt / Jake Dunning / Santiago Casilla / Chad Gaudin /
Heath Hembree / Mike Kickham / George Kontos / Javier Lopez /
Jean Machi / Jose Mijares / Guillermo Moscoso /
Yusmeiro Petit / Ramon Ramirez / Sergio Romo / Sandy Rosario /
Barry Zito
23 Atlanta Braves 15 Luis Avilan / Luis Ayala / David Carpenter / Scott Downs /
Freddy Garcia / Cory Gearrin / Craig Kimbrel / Kameron Loe /
Cristhian Martinez / Kris Medlen / Eric O’Flaherty / Cory Rasmus /
Anthony Varvaro / Jordan Walden / Alex Wood
24 Cincinnati Reds 15 Jonathan Broxton / Aroldis Chapman / Nick Christiani /
Tony Cingrani / Zach Duke / Justin Freeman / J.J. Hoover /
Sam LeCure / Sean Marshall / Logan Ondrusek / Manny Parra /
Curtis Partch / Greg Reynolds / Alfredo Simon / Pedro Villarreal
25 Kansas City Royals 15 Francisley Bueno / Bruce Chen / Louis Coleman / Tim Collins /
Aaron Crow / Wade Davis / Chris Dwyer / J.C. Gutierrez /
Kelvin Herrera / Luke Hochevar / Greg Holland / Donnie Joseph /
Luis Mendoza / Will Smith / Everett Teaford
26 Minnesota Twins 15 Jared Burton / Jamey Carroll / Cole De Vries / Brian Duensing /
Casey Fien / Liam Hendriks / Pedro Hernandez / Shairon Martis /
Glen Perkins / Ryan Pressly / Tyler Robertson / Josh Roenicke /
Anthony Swarzak / Caleb Thielbar / Michael Tonkin
27 Seattle Mariners 15 Blake Beavan / Carter Capps / Danny Farquhar / Charlie Furbush /
Bobby LaFromboise / Kameron Loe / Lucas Luetge / Brandon Maurer /
Yoervis Medina / Hector Noesi / Oliver Perez / Stephen Pryor /
Erasmo Ramirez / Chance Ruffin / Tom Wilhelmsen
28 Tampa Bay Rays 15 Jeff Beliveau / Roberto Hernandez / Kyle Farnsworth / Sam Fuld /
Brandon Gomes / Jeremy Hellickson / Josh Lueke / Jake McGee /
Jake Odorizzi / Joel Peralta / Cesar Ramos / Fernando Rodney /
Alex Torres / Jamey Wright / Wesley Wright
29 Washington Nationals 15 Fernando Abad / Xavier Cedeno / Tyler Clippard / Erik Davis /
Zach Duke / Dan Haren / Ian Krol / Ryan Mattheus /
Yunesky Maya / Ross Ohlendorf / Tanner Roark / Henry Rodriguez /
Rafael Soriano / Craig Stammen / Drew Storen
30 Oakland Athletics 14 Brett Anderson / Grant Balfour / Jerry Blevins / Jesse Chavez /
Ryan Cook / Sean Doolittle / Pedro Figueroa / Sonny Gray /
Tommy Milone / Pat Neshek / Hideki Okajima / Dan Otero /
Chris Resop / Evan Scribner
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Generated 12/23/2013.

Which relievers threw the most innings in 2013?

Relievers with at least 75 IP in 2013
G IP IP/G H HR K BB SV BS ERA WHIP
1. Anthony Swarzak (MIN) 48 96.0 2.00 89 7 69 22 0 2 2.91 1.156
2. Josh Collmenter (ARI) 49 92.0 1.88 79 8 85 33 0 1 3.13 1.217
3. Alfredo Simon (CIN) 63 87.1 1.39 68 8 63 26 1 2 2.87 1.072
4. Tommy Hunter (BAL) 68 86.0 1.27 71 11 68 14 4 2 2.81 0.985
5. Craig Stammen (WSH) 55 81.1 1.48 78 4 79 27 0 1 2.76 1.286
6. Ryan Webb (MIA) 66 80.0 1.22 70 5 54 27 0 3 2.91 1.207
7. A.J. Ramos (MIA) 68 80.0 1.18 58 4 86 43 0 4 3.15 1.262
8. Adam Ottavino (COL) 51 78.0 1.54 73 5 78 31 0 0 2.64 1.328
9. Nate Jones (CWS) 70 78.0 1.11 69 5 89 26 0 4 4.15 1.218
10. Brandon Kintzler (MIL) 71 77.0 1.08 66 2 58 16 0 4 2.69 1.065
11. Tanner Scheppers (TEX) 76 76.1 1.01 58 6 59 24 1 2 1.88 1.070
12. Ryan Pressly (MIN) 49 76.1 1.56 71 5 49 27 0 0 3.87 1.278
13. Kenley Jansen (LAD) 75 76.1 1.02 48 6 111 18 28 4 1.88 0.861
14. Drew Smyly (DET) 63 76.0 1.21 62 4 81 17 2 4 2.37 1.039
15. Trevor Rosenthal (STL) 74 75.0 1.02 63 4 108 20 3 5 2.63 1.102
16. Wilton Lopez (COL) 75 75.0 1.00 88 6 48 18 0 5 4.06 1.407
17. Bryan Shaw (CLE) 70 75.0 1.07 60 4 73 28 1 4 3.24 1.173

Who earned saves for each team?

Yes, I know there is much more to a good reliever than saves, but saves are a very trackable stat.

Rk Tm #
1 Houston Astros 8 Hector Ambriz / Erik Bedard / Kevin Chapman / Josh Fields /
Chia-Jen Lo / Jordan Lyles / Jose Veras / Josh Zeid
2 New York Mets 7 Vic Black / Josh Edgin / Jeurys Familia / Frank Francisco /
Gonzalez Germen / LaTroy Hawkins / Bobby Parnell
3 Cleveland Indians 6 Cody Allen / Scott Barnes / Chris Perez / Vinnie Pestano /
Bryan Shaw / Joe Smith
4 Detroit Tigers 6 Joaquin Benoit / Phil Coke / Bruce Rondon / Drew Smyly /
Jose Valverde / Jose Veras
5 Pittsburgh Pirates 6 Kyle Farnsworth / Jason Grilli / Vin Mazzaro / Mark Melancon /
Ryan Reid / Tony Watson
6 Tampa Bay Rays 6 Roberto Hernandez / Jake McGee / Jake Odorizzi /
Joel Peralta / Cesar Ramos / Fernando Rodney
7 Arizona Diamondbacks 5 Heath Bell / David Hernandez / J.J. Putz /
Matt Reynolds / Brad Ziegler
8 Chicago Cubs 5 Kyuji Fujikawa / Kevin Gregg / Carlos Marmol /
Blake Parker / Pedro Strop
9 Los Angeles Dodgers 5 Ronald Belisario / Kenley Jansen / Brandon League /
Paco Rodriguez / Chris Withrow
10 Oakland Athletics 5 Brett Anderson / Grant Balfour / Jesse Chavez /
Ryan Cook / Sean Doolittle
11 San Diego Padres 5 Brad Boxberger / Luke Gregerson / Huston Street /
Dale Thayer / Nick Vincent
12 St. Louis Cardinals 5 Mitchell Boggs / Seth Maness / Carlos Martinez /
Edward Mujica / Trevor Rosenthal
13 Toronto Blue Jays 5 Brett Cecil / Steve Delabar / Casey Janssen /
Aaron Loup / Sergio Santos
14 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 4 Robert Coello / Dane De La Rosa / Ernesto Frieri / Garrett Richards
15 Atlanta Braves 4 Cory Gearrin / Craig Kimbrel / Anthony Varvaro / Jordan Walden
16 Baltimore Orioles 4 Jason Hammel / Tommy Hunter / Jim Johnson / Darren O’Day
17 Cincinnati Reds 4 Aroldis Chapman / J.J. Hoover / Sam LeCure / Alfredo Simon
18 Kansas City Royals 4 Aaron Crow / Kelvin Herrera / Luke Hochevar / Greg Holland
19 Milwaukee Brewers 4 Burke Badenhop / Alfredo Figaro / Jim Henderson / Francisco Rodriguez
20 Minnesota Twins 4 Jared Burton / Brian Duensing / Glen Perkins / Josh Roenicke
21 New York Yankees 4 Joba Chamberlain / Mariano Rivera / David Robertson / Adam Warren
22 Seattle Mariners 4 Danny Farquhar / Yoervis Medina / Oliver Perez / Tom Wilhelmsen
23 Texas Rangers 4 Neal Cotts / Michael Kirkman / Joe Nathan / Tanner Scheppers
24 Boston Red Sox 3 Andrew Bailey / Joel Hanrahan / Koji Uehara
25 Philadelphia Phillies 3 Antonio Bastardo / Jonathan Papelbon / B.J. Rosenberg
26 San Francisco Giants 3 Santiago Casilla / Javier Lopez / Sergio Romo
27 Washington Nationals 3 Dan Haren / Rafael Soriano / Drew Storen
28 Colorado Rockies 2 Rafael Betancourt / Rex Brothers
29 Miami Marlins 2 Steve Cishek / Mike Dunn
30 Chicago White Sox 1 Addison Reed
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Generated 12/23/2013.

The Dodgers are enjoying the buffet

Reports indicate that Los Angeles Dodgers are closing in on a one-year contract with reliever Chris Perez, he would be joining Kenley Jansen, Brandon League, J.P Howell, Brian Wilson, and who knows who else will be on their plates before the season begins and the meals begin.