For the second straight year Robbie Ross provided a quality year out of the bullpen. And for the second straight year he was lights out in the first half and scuffled a bit as the year wore on.
On a neat note, he struck out way more than he did last year and far more than anyone projected, while also lowering his walks. That's always a good thing.
While Ross was very good in 2013, he was eventually passed on the depth chart by Neal Cotts as the primary left handed reliever. Cotts ended up with a minuscule 1.11 ERA in 57.0 IP despite not appearing in a game for the Rangers until May 21st. So good job Robbie Ross and holy crap, amazing job Neal Cotts.
Congratulations to AceJC for having the lowest score* with his projection. Here is a spreadsheet with how everyone did.
*Score is the average number of standard deviations away from the actual 2013 value
|Top Five Projections|
|4. Doc Mabee||72.0||3.02||7.10||2.80||0.83||0.91|
|Bottom Five Projections|
|72. Gay For Feliz||99.0||4.05||6.00||3.10||1.10||2.54|
|74. Dirk Diggler||80.0||4.00||5.80||3.50||1.20||2.60|