When you think of dominant closers, Rafael Soriano is generally not a name that comes to mind. However, if Soriano is able to consistently put up big numbers like he did in 2009, then he will have to be in the discussion. When Soriano is healthy, he's a fantastic relief pitcher. But like so many other relief pitchers, Soriano has battled injuries throughout his career, which have stunted his progress.
Let's take a look at Rafael Soriano, the free agent:
The Case for Soriano
Soriano really came into his own this season. Simply put, Soriano was lights out this season. Soriano saved 27 games, produced a very respectable 2.97 ERA, and a WHIP of 1.097. He proved that he could be not just a very good relief pitcher, but a potentially dominant closer.
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Article written by Josh Levitt