|H.De Los Santos||6||13||8||2||2||0||4||18||0||1||0||1.38|
As you can see above, Addelin Ceballo pitched the most innings, proving he was one of the go-to guys out of the bullpen for the club during May/June. Hansel De Los Santos kept the walks down and struck out plenty. Delvi Rodriguez was the strikeout king for this period, but saw a high number of walks. Ariel Gonzalez looked to be the opening day closer but fell ill and missed the rest of the season after only a couple of appearances. The team scrambled to find someone to take Gonzalez's spot all season long. Eduardo Hiraldo and Luis Mata were both hit pretty hard in the beginning of the year.
|H.De Los Santos||2||5.2||9||5||5||3||5||5||0||0||1||8.65|
During the month of July, we started to see the amount of relief innings cut back as the club implemented the tandem rotation. Juan Bautista and Hiraldo lead the team in strikeouts. Hiraldo was able to adjust his strikeout and walk rate per nine innings and have a dominant month. Arturo Toribio also shined during this period and picked up a couple saves for the team. Willy Paulino, Hansel De Los Santos, and Stalyn Lopez were rocked during the month with Christian Concepcion struggling with his control and placement. Overall the bullpen was solid during July.
|A.De La Cruz||2||7||7||4||4||1||3||2||0||0||1||5.14|
|J.De La Cruz||1||3.1||2||1||1||0||6||5||0||0||0||2.90|
Bautista came through with a second consecutive strong month and lead the team in strikeouts and innings pitched out of the bullpen. Luis Polanco wasn't too far behind but dealt with control problems during the season, as he was making the move from catcher to pitcher.
The choice for The Cardinal Nation/Scout.com DSL Reliever of the Year for 2010 comes down to two pitchers in Juan Bautista and Eduardo Estalis.
As we can see, Bautista hurled the most innings and struck out more batters but did walk quite a few more. Estalis kept his walks down but blew a few saves. Both were close in numbers but Bautista squeaks away with the award, by a hair.
Congratulations to Juan Bautista who is the The Cardinal Nation/Scout.com 2010 Dominican Summer League Relief Pitcher of the Year.
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