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Cubbies
10-25-2012, 10:48 PM
WAR guide for closers

0-1= minor league closer not the best option.
1-3= Below average closer, probably set up man
3-5= League average closer. 30-35 saves
5-8= above average closer 40-45 saves a year AS
8-= Top closer solid K rate, walk rate, and ERA 50+ saves All Star

This is pretty basic I will probably post examples later but what do you think.

Driven
10-26-2012, 08:47 AM
I honestly hate using war for closers. I think its pretty pointless.

Not only that, but many set up men are more valuable than closers.

According to your scale, jim johnson was a well below average closer this past season. Hell, the Orioles bullpen had only two guys with a WAR of 1.0 or above, and both had a 1.4.

hjgilber
10-26-2012, 12:46 PM
Yeah this scale is just flat out wrong.

1 WAR is good

1.5 WAR is very good.

2 WAR is great.

2.5 WAR is awesome.

3+ WAR is just crazy good, one of the 2-3 best relievers in the game.

This is for all relievers in general, not just closers.