Miami Marlins: Comparing Back End of Bullpen to Yankees

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Jun 2, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins relief pitcher A.J. Ramos (44) celebrates after defeating the Chicago Cubs 5-2 at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Shutdown Closer

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A.J. Ramos impressed me incredibly last night. With the bases loaded and zero outs, he struck out Paul Goldschmidt (.341), A.J. Pollock (.303), and Yasmany Tomas (.301) in order to close out the Marlins second win in as many days.

While Ramos and Miller aren’t similar when it comes to stature, both utilize a mid-90’s fastball and mid-80’s slider. Ramos adds a change, cutter, curve, and sinker to his arsenal.

A.J. Ramos holds a lower ERA and FIP, but Andrew Miller proves to be more explosive, with a substantially higher K/9. The save statistic, in this case, can be attributed to the success of each team. Either way, Ramos and Miller feature similar pitches, like Betances and Capps, and prove to be two of the most efficient closers in the game.

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