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10 Important Stories From 08/20/18 Box Scores: Wilson Debuts, Is Brantley Back, and More

by Ray Kuhn

We had a busy day on the field to start the week, so let’s not waste any time in looking at some of the performances that stood out from a fantasy perspective:

1) A Nice Way to Make a Debut

Over the past year or so, Bryse Wilson has risen in the pecking order of Atlanta pitching prospects, and considering how many they have, it’s not exactly an easy task. After posting a 2.50 ERA and 1.04 in Single-A last season, Wilson began the 2018 season in High-A, but that wasn’t for long (five starts. He soon made stops in Double-A (15 starts and a 3.97 ERA) and Triple-A (4.50 ERA in three starts) before getting the call to the major leagues last night. The 20 year old certainly wasted no time in making his presence felt as he threw five shutout innings to pick up the victory. Wilson limited Pittsburgh to three hits and three walks while striking out five, and he is a prospect who should be on your radar.  Read more

Bullpen Notes: July 3, 2018: Concerns For Morrow (Injury?), Is Big Name In Danger, Dominguez “The Man” & 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, 2018: Fallout From Britton/Familia Implosions, Boxberger Losing Grip, Dominguez Rising & 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 15, 2018: Closers Potentially On The Hot Seat, Big Name To Monitor & 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: May 2, 2018: Clarifying Situations in Minnesota & Detroit, Jansen 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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Closer in Waiting Power Rankings: May 1, 2018: Barraclough Time Grows Near, A Surprise Entrant At #4 & 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.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at how things stand (all statistics are through Sunday, unless otherwise noted):

 

1) Kyle Barraclough – Miami Marlins (2)
Current Closer – Brad Ziegler

It looked like the Marlins had finally made the change, with Barraclough getting a save on Saturday in impressive fashion, but we learned after the fact that Ziegler was banged up and unavailable.  The latter was back out there on Sunday, locking down a save, so for now we have to handle this the same way we have been.  Ziegler has always felt like he’s had one foot out the door, as a “non-traditional” closer with impressive flame throwers pitching ahead of him. Read more