Rex Brothers Player Preview: the good, the bad, and the unknown

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Rex Brothers was the closer of the future. Then he was the closer. Now he is the closer of the future again, or something like that.

LaTroy Hawkins will close most of the time. Brothers will close some of the time, along with Boone Logan from time to time.

Regardless of who is going to count saves this year, Brothers will remain the team’s most important relief pitcher.

Stats and Projections

  • 2013 stats: 67.1 IP, 10.16 K/9, 4.81 BB/9, 1.74 ERA, 3.36 FIP, 19 saves, 1.1 fWAR
  • 2014 PECOTA: 63 IP, 11 K/9, 4.3 BB/9, 3.24 ERA, 3.24 FIP, 5 saves, 1.2 WARP
  • 2014 Oliver: 68 IP, 10.67 K/9, 4.48 BB/9, 3.56 ERA, 3.16 FIP, 1.o WAR
  • 2014 Steamer: 65 IP, 10.28 K/9, 4.53 BB/9, 3.46 ERA, 3.47 FIP, 10 saves, 0.7 WAR
  • 2014 ZiPS: 70.7 IP, 11.20 K/9, 4.46 BB/9, 3.31 ERA, 3.19 FIP, 1.o zWAR
  • Hayden Projections: 25 saves, 12 K/9, and 5,500 times referred to as “gritty,” “gutsy,” and “not afraid of anybody”

Studio Picture

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Ruling: Stiff, bored, generally unhappy about taking pictures, possibly self-conscious about how skinny his arms look

As for his performance on the mound, let’s take a look at the good, the bad, and the unknown for Brothers and what it all means for his 2014 season.