Philadelphia Phillies bullpen
The Phillies’ relievers, as a whole, were unimpressive this season. They finished the year with a 4.60 ERA (ranked 25th in the majors), 1.395 WHIP (24th), and 36 saves (tied-21st). Their .248 opponent average was tied for sixth-highest and they had the second-most blown saves, with 34. They were also second in the percentage of inherited runners who scored, with 42 percent.
There were at least a few good MLB rankings for the Phillies bullpen. They had 42 wins and a .600 win-loss percentage, both tied for eighth, and pitched into 57 groundball double plays, the fourth-most.
The Phillies bullpen looked better than it did in 2020 but was still a far cry from being one of the better units in the majors and its lack of depth was apparent. There were impressive stretches for some of the Phillies’ go-to relievers, but the bullpen was still disappointing as a whole.
The overall grade is reflective of a pitching staff that was in the bottom third of the majors, but still had some highlights from its top relievers.