Jonathan Broxton over his last 10 outings has allowed one unearned run in 10.2 innings, allowing 10 baserunners while striking out 17 of the 41 batters he has faced. Last night, Broxton became the fourth Dodger to amass 30 saves in a season, joining Eric Gagne, Todd Worrell, Jeff Shaw, and Takashi Saito. Among major league relievers this season, Broxton ranks:
- 1st in Wins Above Replacement (WAR) (2.3)
- 1st in strikeouts per nine innings (13.50)
- 1st in batting average against (.163)
- 1st in most games with two or more strikeouts (34)
- 2nd in most perfect outings of three batters or more (25)
- 2nd in OPS against (.495)
- 2nd in hits allowed per nine innings (5.12)
- 2nd in slugging percentage against (.244)
- 3rd in Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) (2.19)
- 7th in walks plus hits per inning pitched (0.979)
- 7th in on-base percentage against (.251)
- 11th in strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.65)
No reliever in Dodger history has more strikeouts through age 27 than Jonathan Broxton's 401 career punchouts. By the way, Broxton is only 25.
Jonathan Broxton is one of the very best relievers in all of baseball. I just felt the need to point that out.