May 25, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; A general view of a Memorial Day base that will be used in a game between the Cleveland Indians and the Texas Rangers at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
Number Five: Bob Howry
Bob Howry pitched a year and a half with the Tribe, and he was nothing short of dominant. Across that time span, he appeared in 116 games and prevented base runners at an incredible rate. His 2.18 walks per nine, 0.202 opponent average, and 0.99 WHIP are fantastic today and even better in the offensive heavy 2004 and 2005. Those rates are all in the top four of the included relievers.
Although he didn’t really strikeout many batters, something evidenced by his 6.77 strikeouts per nine, he still posted an impressive 3.32 FIP, which is better than 20% of the league across that same timespan. He didn’t really allow many groundballs either, with just a 35% groundball rate. What probably helped his performance was a .234 BABIP, but what he did his impressive nonetheless.
Up next is on the list is a familiar face.
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