Leading the way, and pitching himself into the role of the everyday set up man has been Jason Grilli. A year removed from pitching for the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, Grilli has transformed into one of the best set up guys in baseball. Not only is he getting batters out but he has one of the best swing and miss percentages among relievers and boasts a 15.75 K/9 which is an insane number in and of itself. That number is more than double that of J-Mac's 7 K/9. With 35 K's in 20 IP he is striking out nearly two thirds of the batters he has faced.
Brad Lincoln is also having an amazing season allowing only 3 runs in 13 appearances and carrying a 1.07 ERA. As I scrolled through relievers statistics, I was astonished to see Lincoln's name at the top of almost every statistical category. Throw in the effectiveness that Cruz and Watson have been able to have against left handers and you can see why our bullpen stacks up against even the best.