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Deep Dive at Projecting Astros Bullpen Contributors (Part One)

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Cristian Javier

A valuable long man when used in that role (16 times in 27 relief appearances) contributed to Javier’s 1.0 leverage index. Javier struggled out of the pen overall with occasional strong outings as only 10 of his relief appearances were considered clean.

Javier was two of four in save opportunities, going one of two on easy saves, one for one on regular and blowing the only tough opportunity presented.

Sometimes what you remember doesn’t match the numbers, but in Javier’s case they largely do: He was never used back to back and there’s a reason the Astros prefer he start an inning fresh, as 5-of-10 inherited runners scored when Javier entered the game.

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