The winner of our 12th spot on the WTH roster was SS Jonathan Villar. Also receiving votes were Jio Mier, Ben Orloff and Juan Santana. Go here for more info on the What the Heck 25-Man Roster.
Next, let's pick a long relief pitcher. These pitchers were generally called on for middle relief, frequently pitched multiple innings (all pitched in excess of 1.5 innings per appearance on average), and many were called upon to start on occasion. This list contains both LHP's and RHP's and the minimum innings pitched was 35. I included Xavier Cedeno in both this list and the LH starter list because he was used as both a starter and a reliever extensively during the season.
Dayan Diaz has absolutely ridiculous numbers with a 1.98 ERA, 1.140 WHIP, .158 BAA and 12.60 SO/9, but there are other interesting pitchers in the mix. Mitchell Lambson's ERA is a little high, but it is accompanied by a 9.93 SO/9, 4.88 SO/BB ratio and a 1.160 WHIP. Gabriel Garcia's and Alex Sogard's peripheral numbers are almost as good as Lambson's and they both have lower ERA's. And Jeremiah Meiners is another one that I've had my eye on since before he earned a late promotion to Lancaster.
As I've done with the other relief pitchers, I'm going to allow votes for multiple players and then we'll recycle the runners-up in a later poll as we fill our last 2 or 3 bullpen positions. Vote for your top five choices. I'll put you on the honor system. Here are their 2011 stats.