After a solid 2018 season (60 games, 63 2⁄3 innings, 76 ERA-, 97 FIP-, 88 xFIP-, 0.3 fWAR, 1.10 WPA), Jesse Biddle came into the 2019 season looking like a key piece of Atlanta’s bullpen. An 11.7 percent walk rate was a warning sign, but at the very least, the Braves had reasons to believe that Biddle could again provide quality middle relief.
What went right in 2019?
Let’s see... he made the Opening Day roster? It’s really grim. In 15 appearances for the Braves this season, Biddle increased his team’s chance of winning in just five of them.