As the Hot Stove has officially hit free agent period, I got the pitching reports for the Cincinnati Reds bullpen.
The Bullpen reports will be presented with a minimum of 16 starts and a maximum FIP of 4.00.
THE BULLPEN REPORTS:
- AROLDIS CHAPMAN
- J.J. HOOVER
- SAM LeCURE
- MANNY PARRA
- SEAN MARSHALL
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The FIP is a Sabermetric tool, which is the new ERA. I’m a fan of it. It measures Home Runs allowed, walks, hit by pitch and strikeouts.
Hoover in 2014:
Hoover is in pre-arbitration till 2016 and can become a free agent in 2019. If the offseason has Aroldis Chapman in the starting rotation, then Hoover will be considered for the closer role. Hoover will not be guaranteed the closer role because of competition of Sean Marshall, Sam LeCure and Jonathan Broxton.