Don't the save opportunities and different types of saves equal out over time? someone in another thread argued that assists would be a good metric for evaluating a SS over his career because the chances will equal out over the year.
couldn't that mean that in the long run the save percentage still says a lot about the quality of the pitcher?
I think walks are overrated unless you can run. If you get a walk and put the pitcher in a stretch, that helps, but the guy who walks and can’t run, most of the time he’s clogging up the bases for somebody who can run. – Dusty Baker.