Dominic Leone Has Become An Elite Reliever and No One’s Noticed
On a team which features underperformance across various areas of the club, a few of the Toronto Blue Jays somewhat minimal bright spots have included their overperforming bullpen. All-Star closer Roberto Osuna has been a dominant reliever ever since he stepped into the big leagues, newly appointed has impressed with both quality performance, and a quantity or innings pitched out of the bullpen, and Danny Barnes has impressed with solid middle relief and an exceptional beard ever since the season began.
The bullpen has definitely been one of the clubs biggest strengths thanks to solid performances from this trio, as evidenced by ERA’s of 3.12, 3.19, and 2.81 for Osuna, Tepera, and Barnes respectively. Despite these strong performances, Dominic Leone has arguably performed better than any other reliever in this bullpen, having himself managed to record a bullpen best 2.63 ERA to this point of the season, while having received far less attention than these other members.