Recently, Name pointed out how similar the deals that Antonio Bastardo and Tyler Clippard signed this offseason were. Bastardo is coming off a great year where he was the fifth option in the Pirates’ pen. Clippard started off as a closer and was brought to New York to be a setup man. He performed well as an 8th inning guy through most of the regular season with the Mets but then struggled badly in the playoffs.
Bastardo had a 2.98 ERA and a 1.134 WHIP last year. He also had a 1.10 WPA and an average Leverage Index of 0.96
Clippard had a 2.92 ERA and a 1.127 WHIP last year. He also had a 0.65 WPA and an average Leverage Index of 1.50
Lifetime, Bastardo has a 3.58 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP, a 0.83 WPA and a 1.22 gmLI in 316.1 IP
Lifetime, Clippard has a 2.88 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP, a 6.27 WPA and a 1.42 gmLI in 562 IP