San Francisco Giants 2017 Review: Bullpen
If I were able to give a grade lower than an F, Josh Osich would receive an F- for his performance in 2017.
One of the worst relievers in all of baseball, Osich was given the longest leash in the bullpen.
Throwing over 43 innings, Osich gave up 32 runs and walked 27 batters, while somehow averaging a strikeout per inning.
Looking forward to 2018, Giants fans hope not see Osich’s name in the mix after a very disappointing year from the 29 year old lefty.
Osich’s 2017 stats: 3-2, 6.23 ERA, 43.1 IP, 43 K’s, 27 BB’s
After a fantastic season in 2016, Derek Law was a spark plug throughout the playoffs. He enjoyed every bit of the playoff experience, but did not continue his success into October.
This year was the complete opposite of his rookie season. Law started off the season on a solid note, with an ERA around 3.00 through the month of May.
Come June, Law would struggle so much that he would be sent down to Triple-A Sacramento for two-and-a-half months.
Being called up when rosters expanded on September 1, Law would surrender three earned runs in seven innings pitched throughout the month of September.
Finishing the season with an ERA over 5.00, Law would surrender, on average, 1.2 hits per inning. Walking 14 batters, Law’s struggles were with location. Surrendering so many hits, his stuff was good but many location mistakes ended up costing him.
Law’s 2017 stats: 4-1, 5.06 ERA, 37.1 IP, 35 K’s, 14 BB’s