Originally Posted by dougdirt
I wouldn't put him at the back end of the bullpen. Of course I wouldn't put Broxton there either and I guess that is the difference. Broxton to me profiles as a guy who should be pitching in the 6th inning. If the best asset you have is that you allow a lot of groundballs, you aren't a back end of the bullpen guy.
Lots of great closers weren't high K guys:
Just off the top of my head.
GB's lead to DP's which are better for a reliever in a rough spot.