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April 1, 2014 6:30 am

Closer to Me: Week One

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Mauricio Rubio

Keeping an eye on the volatile closer situations around the league.

Relievers are a tough commodity to value in fantasy. Their volatility and main carrying stat, saves, make it difficult to project accurate value at the season’s outset. You never quite know where a big-time reliever season will come from in a given year. Koji Uehara was given the job after Andrew Bailey was felled by injury. Kevin Gregg emerged after Carlos Marmol was undone by the Upton brothers. So what I will be doing throughout the season is keeping an eye on the reliever situations around the league and offer my thoughts on guys who are worth targeting/keeping an eye on as the season progresses.

PADRES
Huston Street – This was pointed out on Twitter but Street’s strand rate last year was 99.5 percent. It goes a long way in explaining how Street was able to maintain a decent ERA despite giving up 12 HR in 56 2/3 innings. Street is effective when healthy, but the “when healthy” part is kind of the main concern with him. He’s made four DL trips since 2011, and he already had a groin issue in camp this year.


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May 23, 2012 3:00 am

Value Picks: Relievers for 5/23/12

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Dan Mennella

Carlos Marmol could be on the rebound and Tyler Clippard may finally see some saves in this week's VP

The closer carousel has stabilized a bit over the past week relative to its frenzied early-season pace, so we’ll have to dig a little bit deeper to find some new relievers of interest…

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If you can figure out Davey Johnson's bullpen philosophy, you're smarter than I am.

Yes, there is a big yellow tube that says, "You know you love it" on it, located in front of the new Cubs-owned merchandise mart. That's what the club has done with the southern part of the McDonald's lot across Clark Street from Wrigley Field. The Ricketts family purchased the property over the winter and pledged to do great things with it. If that means getting rid of that infernal McDonald's, I'll consider it progress.

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Michael looks at five players who could play a large role in the post-season chances of an MLB team.

Two teams in the NL East are currently in the thick of a division race, while the three other clubs are hovering close to a .500 record with little chance of making it to the playoffs; the Playoff Odds Report has the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves as very good bets to make the postseason while the New York Mets, Washington Nationals, and Florida Marlins each have less than a one percent chance to be playing in October. Still, all of these teams may yet have a player that could still have an impact on a playoff race, whether it is the NL East division race or a stretch run elsewhere. This week, let us take a look at one player on each team who could have a significant impact on his team’s (or another team's) chances at a playoff berth.

Philadelphia Phillies: Roy Oswalt, Starting Pitcher
Oswalt threw a simulated game on Friday and may be ready to begin a rehab start in the minors this upcoming week. He has been out since June 24 with a bulging vertebral disk and lower back inflammation. The Phillies should not really sweat Oswalt's regular season return, though, as their chances of making the playoffs are almost a certainty; they hold the best record in baseball and have a five-game lead on the team in Atlanta. The Playoff Odds Report has the Phillies as essentially a lock for the playoffs, putting them at a 99.1 percent chance of making the postseason. PECOTA projects that the difference between Oswalt and a fifth-starter type like the intriguing Vance Worley or the dreaded Kyle Kendrick over the nine or ten starts remaining in the regular season is likely to be a little more than one WARP, which would, at most, amount to part of the difference between the Phillies getting home field advantage in the National League Championship Series or not. Right now, Baseball Prospectus's projections have the Phillies finishing four games ahead of the San Francisco Giants, so that one win may ultimately not matter much.


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March 1, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Reliever Draft Strategies

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Jason Collette

A look at valuing non-closer relievers on draft day, using Jason's matrix for relief pitchers.

First off, a giant thank you to all of the positive feedback to the closer matrix piece from last week. I am thrilled that it was received so well and your feedback helped end what was a rather disappointing professional week on a very high note. Many of you expressed a desire to see the same concept carried over to middle relievers and since this is a customer driven site, ask and you shall receive.

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July 31, 2010 1:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Pre-Deadline Trade Roundup Part 33 1/3

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Marc Normandin

It's been a busy deadline already, so it's no surprise there is even more to talk about from a fantasy perspective.

With a day to go before the deadline, things have been busy—this is the third of our pre-deadline trade roundups (the first can be found here, while the second is here).  

Cristian Guzman is headed to Texas, with the owner-less Rangers somehow pulling off another trade (are you paying attention, Los Angeles?). This guarantees that Jorge Cantu will be playing first base and not filling in at second for the injured Ian Kinsler, and also means that whatever playing time you thought was coming out of Joaquin Arias and Andres Blanco for the Rangers is going to be cut into.

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Baseball's reaction to Arizona's new immigration law isn't kind, along with other quips from around the majors.

NO WONDER ROY HALLADAY ONLY WANTED TO TRAIN IN FLORIDA THIS SPRING

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The Hun goes Dempster-diving in another tight game in Wrigley.

Two tight games later, it's the series rubber match, a day game after a night game, and Luis Atilano's second start for the Nationals since moving into the rotation after Jason Marquis' elbow-related breakdown. Atilano's debut was a quality start win against the Dodgers last Friday, and had to be sweet for the former Braves prospect from Puerto Rico, having had to already make the slow comeback from Tommy John surgery. Between generating a lot of ground-ball outs and relying on changing speeds and location on a moving fastball and a changeup, the question is whether throwing strikes and changing speeds is going to be enough; evaluations of his breaking stuff tend to be less than charitable.

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March 16, 2010 6:25 pm

Transaction Action: Lefty-less and Zedliness

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Christina Kahrl

Purging second southpaws, Merced's finest, a minor trade, and Rule 5 givebacks.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES
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Received Rule 5 pick RHP Steven Johnson back from the Giants. [3/16]
CHICAGO WHITE SOX
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Optioned RHPs Lucas Harrell, Clevelan Santeliz, Freddy Dolsi, Jhonny Nunez, and Brian Omogrosso to Charlotte (Triple-A); optioned RHP Santo Luis to Birmingham (Double-A); outrighted RHP Brandon Hynick to Charlotte. [3/16]
CLEVELAND INDIANS
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Acquired RHP Omar Aguilar from the Brewers in exchange for ceding any claim on Rule 5 pick LHP Chuck Lofgren. [3/16]

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June 9, 2008 12:00 am

Prospectus Preview: Monday's Games to Watch

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Caleb Peiffer

Winning Uggla, veteran Yankees rebounding from weak seasons, and Joe Saunders gets all sorts of help from his friends--in the infield and out of the bullpen.

Today's Full Slate of Games

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March 28, 2007 12:00 am

Future Shock: State of the Systems, NL West

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Kevin Goldstein

With quality rookies coming up for all five teams, the NL West figures to be a division where youth will make a difference.

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March 22, 2007 12:00 am

Future Shock: State of the Systems, NL East

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Kevin Goldstein

Even with a lot of the best young talent already in the majors, farm systems in the NL East still have high-impact young players.

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