The Thursday Thinker: Ranking Relievers

In this morning's Mug I linked to a High Heat Stats post that mentioned a game where Mike Fetters faced six batters while throwing just six pitches. That got me thinking of Brian Shouse, who holds the Brewer franchise record (since 1988, anyway) with nine relief outings of exactly one pitch. I wandered around a bit after that, but ended up here: There are 20 relievers in Brewer franchise history who have compiled a career win probability added (WPA) over 1.000. How many can you name in five minutes?

Here are a couple of hints that might help you:

  • Win probability added (WPA) is a stat that aims to measure a player's individual contributions to his team's wins and/or losses. Big League Stew has a more thorough explanation.
  • The list is limited to Brewers who appeared in at least 25 games, and made at least 80% of their appearances in relief.

The rules remain the same: Post your score in the comments but do not comment on any specific answer until after 6 pm Central time, so everyone gets a chance to try it out without having it spoiled for them. And, of course, there's no reason to cheat here, because there aren't any prizes.

It's highly unlikely anyone can get all of these without cheating. If you do, be sure to post your time along with your score in the comments.

Have fun, and don't forget to post your score in the comments!

If you've finished that one and you're looking for more Brewer Sporcle today, here are this offseason's other quizzes:

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