Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images
2012 stats: 2-0, 2.55 ERA, 23 strikeouts
Clay Rapada came into the season hoping for a chance to win a spot in the bullpen, and with injuries to Pedro Feliciano and Cesar Cabral, Rapada got onto the roster almost by default. But he has done very well in 2012.
Rapada has become the Yankees lefty-specialist pitcher, which is also known as the "loogy," or the lefty one-out guy.
In 41 appearances, Rapada has a 2-0 record with a 2.55 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 24.2 innings with the Yankees.
In fact, Rapada has been so effective, he hasn't allowed an earned run since June 7 against the Rays.
His ERA then was 4.30, and he hasn't allowed a run in 18 straight appearances, which is why his ERA is now at 2.55.
For someone who wasn't originally thought to be on the team when the season started, Rapada has held up very well.