Archive for Bullpen Banter

Bullpen Notes: June 28, 2016: Could Street Lose Job?, Dyson On Hot Seat & 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: June 29, 2016: Will Iglesias Emerge As Reds’ Closer & More

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 (for now we are leaving off the Tampa Bay situation)

Without further ado, let’s take a look at how things stand (all statistics are through Monday unless otherwise noted; previous ranking shown is from column on June 9):

1) Raisel Iglesias – Cincinnati Reds (5)
Current Closer – Tony Cingrani

You could argue that Michael Lorenzen will emerge as the better option, but he’s given up home runs in each of his first two outings.  It’s not that Iglesias has been lights out, but it’s also easy to argue that his overall upside is higher.  He’s shown both strikeouts and control as a starting pitcher and you don’t waste his type of upside pitching in the sixth or seventh (or even the eighth) inning unless you have a lights out closer (like former Red Aroldis Chapman).  Cincinnati simply doesn’t have that in Cingrani, so look for Iglesias (who was arguably the team’s ace) to quickly rise to a prominent relief role and ultimately take over closing duties. Read more

Bullpen Notes: June 28, 2016: Ziegler Blows Another Save, Casilla Struggles Again & 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: June 27, 2016: Dyson/Harris Moving Onto Watch Lists? & 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: June 26, 2016: Is Oh Now “The Man” In St. Louis & 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: June 25, 2016: Jeffress Locked In, Next Up In SD/Sea & 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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