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By Marc Lawrence, — A strong bullpen is crucial for any Major League Baseball (MLB) team to succeed, insists Playbook Expert Jeff Hochman.

The bullpen can make or break a game. It’s not just about having a few good relievers, but also about having depth and versatility in the bullpen.

One of the most commonly used stats is save percentage, which measures how often a team’s closer successfully converts save opportunities.

Another key stat is earned run average (ERA), which calculates the average number of runs allowed per nine innings pitched by a team’s bullpen.

Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating metrics in baseball.

The top 8 bullpens in ERA, as of June 25th, 2023, are the Yankees with an impressive ERA of 2.92, followed closely by the Guardians with a solid 3.04. The Padres round out the top three with a respectable ERA of 3.35.

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