Archive for Bullpen Banter

Bullpen Notes: April 15, 2015: Ottavino & Soria Locked In, New Heir Apparent In Washington & More

Are you following @Rotoprofessor on Twitter? If not you should be, as we Tweet out all the important bullpen notes every morning from the previous day’s games. Who is in jeopardy of losing their job? Who is worth the speculative add? Here are this morning tweets (Please note we won’t be posting these on the website every day, so make sure you follow @Rotoprofessor to ensure you don’t miss a thing):

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Bullpen Banter: Could There Be A Dark Horse Candidate For Saves In Seattle?

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

As we watch Fernando Rodney implode, the assumption is that Danny Farquhar is first in line to replace him. Maybe he is, but it’s not like he has been impressive himself thus far (6 H over 4.1 IP, with 2 H allowed in three of his four appearances). Maybe the team looks to other alternatives, or maybe they give him a shot and he fumbles it away. Regardless, there are two other options fantasy owners should be monitoring:

 

Yoervis Medina
Medina already has earned a save this season and owns a 1.59 ERA and 0.88 WHIP over 5.2 IP. He has proven that he can strike people out, with a career 9.37 K/9 in the Majors, but control has always been an issue:

  • 2013 – 5.29 BB/9
  • 2014 – 4.42 BB/9

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Bullpen Notes: April 14, 2015: Rodney Implodes Again, M. Castro Likely Out & More

Are you following @Rotoprofessor on Twitter? If not you should be, as we Tweet out all the important bullpen notes every morning from the previous day’s games. Who is in jeopardy of losing their job? Who is worth the speculative add? Here are this morning tweets (Please note we won’t be posting these on the website every day, so make sure you follow @Rotoprofessor to ensure you don’t miss a thing):

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Closer In Waiting Power Rankings (April 14, 2015): Who Is The Next Source Of Saves?

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Are you someone constantly on the lookout for the next potential closer? That’s what we are trying to pinpoint here, with our Top 5 Closer In Waiting Power Rankings. These rankings look at the pitchers who appear capable of taking over their team’s respective closing duties (though in some cases, will need some help to get there). Keep in mind, if a pitcher is currently part of a committee they will not be included in these rankings despite not currently “holding” the job outright.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at how things stand (all stats are through Saturday):

 

1) Adam Ottavino/Boone Logan – Colorado Rockies
Current Closer - In Transition

Given his age and the likelihood of the Rockies thinking long-term, it was assumed that LaTroy Hawkins would be replaced at some point in 2015. The fact that he has pitched miserably from the outset, blowing two of three save opportunities and pitching to a 16.88 ERA (carrying over his hideous spring to the regular season) has accelerated his removal.  It has already been revealed that he’s out, at least temporarily, but who will assume closing duties is still up in the air. Read more

Bullpen Notes: April 13, 2015: A. Miller Establishing Himself, Melancon Stumbles & More

Are you following @Rotoprofessor on Twitter? If not you should be, as we Tweet out all the important bullpen notes every morning from the previous day’s games. Who is in jeopardy of losing their job? Who is worth the speculative add? Here are this morning tweets (Please note we won’t be posting these on the website every day, so make sure you follow @Rotoprofessor to ensure you don’t miss a thing):

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Bullpen Notes: April 12, 2015: Troubles for Hawkins, Rodney, Storen & More Closer Questions

Are you following @Rotoprofessor on Twitter? If not you should be, as we Tweet out all the important bullpen notes every morning from the previous day’s games. Who is in jeopardy of losing their job? Who is worth the speculative add? Here are this morning tweets:

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