George Sherrill Atlanta Braves

Age: 45 (April 19, 1977) | 6' 0" | 225lbs. | Throws: Left
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
BAL AL 2009 0 1 20 0 42 0 41.1 34 3 13 39 2.40 1.14 1.09 2.8 8.5 .286 n/a 18 11
LAN NL 2009 1 0 1 0 30 0 27.2 19 1 11 22 0.65 1.08 0.94 3.6 7.2 .243 n/a 7 6
LAN A+ 2010 0 0 0 0 2 1 2.0 3 0 0 2 4.50 1.50 1.50 0.0 0.0 .452 n/a
LAN AAA 2010 0 0 0 0 2 1 1.2 2 0 0 3 0.00 1.20 1.20 0.0 0.0 .541 n/a
LAN NL 2010 2 2 0 0 65 0 36.1 46 4 24 25 6.69 1.93 1.76 5.9 6.2 .352 n/a -8 -5
SEA AL 2011 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 3 1 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 1.00 33/33/33 -1 -1
ATL NL 2011 3 1 0 0 51 0 36.0 33 3 12 38 3.00 1.25 1.21 3.0 9.5 .321 45/22/33 4 4
SEA AL 2012 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.1 6 2 1 0 27.00 5.25 7.12 6.8 0.0 .515 56/33/11 -2 -2
KC AAA 2013 0 1 0 0 21 0 21.2 23 1 14 30 6.23 1.71 1.45 5.8 12.5 .414 n/a
Career 9yrs 19 17 56 0 443 0 324.1 283 30 154 320 3.80 1.35 1.25 4.3 8.9 .298 n/a
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Trembley has already said that he wants Sherrill to be his closer. I realize the season is a ways away and there's no guarantee he'll keep the job all year, but it looks good for him right now.
Scott Shea SJS
Feb 14 '08
I don't think there is anything to criticize in last year's performance and Sherrill could wind up as Baltimore's closer. However, that is more of a statement about the Oriole's state of pitching than George's late-blooming skills. Trying to guess who will finish Baltimore's games is a fool's errand and right now it's about a seven horse race, and that doesn't count Don Stanhouse's comeback. Get that FAAB money ready.
Jeff Jaffee JeffJaffee
Feb 11 '08
A 1.09 rating in 128 IP against major league hitters is nothing to sneeze at. Sherrill could end up being the closer. But to do that he's going to have to pitch to more than just a batter or two each time he comes in, which he seldom has been asked to do so far in his career.
Alex Patton Alex
Feb 11 '08
Here's another good example of how misleading ERA and WHIP, by themselves, can be.

Sherril may not be a lights out closer, but he is also better than a middle reliever with a good year last year. He is a tough specialist who is just hitting the 30 plateau for pitchers.

Oh, and not to pick on you Jobu, but please remember that Bryan Harvey saved 45 games (and blew 9 saves) for a Florida team that only won 64 games.
John Toczydlowski Toz
Feb 11 '08
FIPs over the past three years: 3.52, 2.89, 3.18.

He's a good pitcher, more than capable of holding down the closer's job for a (mediocre) big league club.
Jurgen Maas Jurgen
Feb 10 '08
his stats in 2005 and 2006 were miserable and that was pitching in seattle. right now he's a middle reliever who had a good year last year.
Derek Correale Jobu
Feb 10 '08
Baez is on the DL.

Sherrill's got decent skills and did the job in the minors.
Jurgen Maas Jurgen
Feb 10 '08
It's probably a non-issue because the Orioles without Bedard are lucky to have 5 save chances next year. Let's just hope it's not Danys Baez again. Hopefully that project is over.
Derek Correale Jobu
Feb 10 '08
Between a 31 year old lefty-one out specialist and a 36 year old lefty-one out specialist, I don't know if either will be a great closer. Neither has ever thrown a lot of innings and generally speaking, they both throw more games than innings, in Sherrill's case, by a long distance.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 10 '08
then again just realized walker is a lefty too.
Derek Correale Jobu
Feb 10 '08