Miami Marlins Top Performers Against Cincinnati Reds

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MILWAUKEE, WI – SEPTEMBER 16: Drew Steckenrider /

Drew Steckenrider +.109

Drew Steckenrider has been a constant and consistent force for positive results out of the Miami Marlins bullpen in 2018. His seasonal total WPA of .993 is second only to Jarlin Garcia.

Steckenrider only got into one of the three games versus the Reds for the Marlins, the 6-0 victory on Saturday. He relieved starter Caleb Smith with two outs and two on in the sixth inning, and got Eugenio Suarez to fly out (+.051). He remained in the game for the seventh. Adam Duvall lined out (+.029), Scooter Gennett grounded out (-.019), and Scott Schebler struck out (-.010).

Steckenrider has 22 strikeouts in 16 innings so far, and has walked only three along with nine hits. His 1.35 FIP suggests that it’s not just fools gold we’re looking at, and his 0.750 WHIP leads the club.

Steckenrider, Kyle Barraclough, and Tayron Guerrero have struck out 75 batters in 46 innings between them. That’s a 14.67 whiff rate / 9 IP.