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02-28-2013, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by UL Washington View Post
The Brooklyn Superbas select LHP Jesse Orosco

“Who is the best left-handed reliever of all time? The best left-handed reliever specializing in getting out lefties, by far, has been Jesse Orosco. He has been consistently effective for 20 years at a job that most people can’t do two years in a row.”— Bill James

1,254 G
1,295 IP
3.16 ERA
125 ERA+
1.26 WHIP
144 saves

One knock on Jesse is that he suffered from Steve Calrton-itis, and stuck around for about 5 years too long to the detriment of his career ratios. Looking at Orosco’s very lengthy prime years from 1982 to 1998, he had a 2.93 ERA (136 ERA+) and a 1.22 WHIP

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