Rafael Betancourt was clearly the best Tribe reliever during the Aughts. Like many of the Tribe pitchers of the decade, Betancourt was a bit of a reclamation project. He had spent the previous six seasons all over the place learning how to pitch, and it all came together with the Indians. Betancourt threw a low-to-mid-90’s fastball, a curve and a changeup, and while none of his pitches were considered plus pitches, it was his location that made him special.
The All-Aught Indians top relief pitcher is Rafael Betancourt.