Wednesday, March 7, 2007
In his first major league opportunity last year, Pat Neshek proved to be one of the best relief pitchers in baseball. What is especially amazing about his stats (K:53, BB: 6, IP: 37) is that this was done in less than half a season. Add in his AAA stats, and he pitched almost 100 innings of absolutely great middle relief. His K/9 and K/BB ratios have been terrific at every level of the minors, so there's no reason to expect anything other than another great season from Neshek. With Nathan, Rincon, and Neshek in their bullpen, teams better get ahead of Minnesota early in games this year, because they're not going to be scoring many runs off the bullpen!