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Dear Chip Hale: The only Addision Reed stat you'll ever need

Addision Reed has allowed at least 1 run or more 28 times in 73 appearances since joining the D Backs.

That is the most by any reliever in major league baseball dating back to beginning of 2014. This despite the fact that his 73 appearances rank about 90th in MLB dating back to last year. He's allowed a run in 38% of the games he's appeared the last 1+ season, and in 2015 he's 5 for 11, or 46%

The only other closer in the top 10 is Fernando Rodney, and he has appeared in 10 more games and allowed runs in 5 fewer games. His percentage is much lower at 28%

The guy he was tied with before last nigh, Jim Johnson, lost his closer role early last season.

Here are the "top" 10. (4way tie for 9th)

Rk Player #Matching
1 Addison Reed 27
2 Jim Johnson 27
3 J.J. Hoover 26
4 Jake Diekman 26
5 David Carpenter 25
6 Ronald Belisario 25
7 Carlos Torres 24
8 Craig Breslow 24
9 Fernando Rodney 23
10 Edward Mujica 23
11 Neal Cotts 23
12 Matt Belisle

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Generated 5/14/2015.

He also tops this list if you run the report starting from 2013, and is second if you run it from 2012.

Simply put, 4 out of 10 times you put Addision Reed in the game he is going to allow at least 1 run. There are no other guys in the closer role with even remotely this high a percentage over a sustained period of time.

Forget saves, save percentage, ERA, FIP, xFIP , WAR, WHIP or any other metric. Forget Velocity, or anything your pitching coaches or your own eyes think they are telling you. Forget "loyalty". I'm sure he is a fine young man, but this is a business and he isn't getting the job done.

Do the right thing and don't prolong the situation.

Sincerely

Shoewizard