Seattle Mariners Midseason Grades: The Relievers

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Jun 21, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners pitcher Joe Beimel throws against the Houston Astros at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

Joe Beimel – 26.1 IP, 2.73 ERA, 4.03 FIP, 0.0 WAR

The Mariners were right to not re-sign Beimel this offseason because nothing about his 2014 performance looked repeatable. He stumbled back to them after a rough spring, then got called up when the team realized how bare their bullpen suddenly was. And he’s repeating his 2014! What a strange, nice surprise story Beimel’s turned out to be. Again. Grade: B-

Lucas Luetge – 2.1 IP, 0.00 ERA, 3.93 FIP, 0.0 WAR

Lucas Luetge once spent an entire season on Seattle’s active roster. That just blows my mind! Lucas Luetge! A whole year! He’s appeared sparingly in Seattle this year and has done nothing with his playing time. Just the way we like it. Grade: C-

Jesus Sucre – 1 IP, 0.00 ERA, 3.08 FIP, 0.0 WAR

The Mariners’ backup catcher has a better career FIP than Roger Clemens. He has the best career ERA in the history of baseball. He has two base hits this year, too! He’s tied for the fifth-most valuable reliever on the team. He’s the backup catcher. Grade: A