Astros bullpen WHIP+: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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Houston Astros, Cristian Javier
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Cristian Javier – 102

The tale of two roles.  Cristian Javier was good as a starter, registering a 79 WHIP+, but inconsistent as a reliever, where he tallied a 3.93 ERA, still didn’t give up many hits, but walked almost 5.5 batters per nine innings and gave up nine home runs in 52.2 innings.

Javier did strand 81.4% of runners so there’s that, but given the numbers in relief and Javier’s numbers as a starter it seems he’s more suited as a starter.