Welcome to the fantasy wrestling league. ¬†(If that is why you are not in the right place.) If you came for some fantasy baseball holds league info, then please, by all means, get comfy for a spell. ¬†We as a people who play in holds leagues all know the big name guys. ¬†The proven commodities. ¬†The reason we know about them is because I have talked about them in my Holds Ranking Post. ¬†Go check it out, there’s fun for the whole family in there, with coloring sections and a pop-up section for the Misses. ¬†So bigger leagues that rely on deep knowledge into hold-dom require some names that in special situations would garner interest. ¬†This is why we are here… I am going to break down some¬†names in each league (for your league-specific needs) so you can win the deep end of the draft. ¬†None or almost all of these guys aren’t going to be in the handy dandy chart¬†I provide below, because they are off the beaten path a a bit. ¬†So enjoy some depth to the bullpen discussion…
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Danny Barnes – Big time K-potential here, and moves to a team with bullpen stalwarts like “Fragile” Joe Smith, Joe Biagini and J.P. Howell. ¬†No clue if Mrs. Howell made the excursion north though. ¬†What I am saying is, there is a ton of high leverage spots open. Oh, and don’t forget Mat Latos is there too.
Tommy Layne – Most Yankee games wil go Clippard, Betances then Chapman. ¬†Unless there is a second lefty required. ¬†Enter Tommy. ¬†Joe Girardi tried to be Buck Showalter with his bullpen, but usually bumbles it up some how. ¬†Could get into the teens in holds just because of the 1-2 out appearances. ¬†Could be a decent win vulture as well.
Chase Whitley – TB loves the overall mass of bullpen stuff. ¬†I think Maddon left it there carved into a desk. ¬†Cedeno is the only real intriguing name after Box and Colome, but TB is the place for reliever dreams come true.
J.T. Chargois – The Twins ma have one of the worst bullpens in the majors. ¬†Lots of hopes and wishes on Glen Perkins being healthy. A 10-plus K-rate in the minors may not fully relate to pros, but he was a pedigree pitcher coming out of the draft and has always been a reliever. ¬†Love me guys who always no who to relieve themselves.
James Hoyt – Older reliever makes good, story at 11. ¬†In his age 31 season this year, and saves 29 games last year in the minors with a 15 plus K/9 rate. ¬†Houston will win some games, and Gregerson isn’t a spring bullpen chicken anymore. ¬†If Feliz is more you liking look that way instead.
Chris Beck – Every deep list needs a SP/RP guy, enter this guy. ¬†Way off the list of normal dual eligible guys and the Sox pen may get a shake-up via trade.
Adam Liberatore – Gets shoved down the Dodgers list a bit because of the Romo signing and the emergence of Grant Dayton. ¬†His best asset is he will be the most utilized LH for the Dodgers. ¬†He is not quite a LOOGY, but isn’t that great against RH. ¬†For a 90-ish win team there will be tons to go around.
Jacob Barnes – One of my more favorite sleepers this year. ¬†Teams that are in desperate need to find effective relievers usually turn up the best options for future closers or saves. ¬†Big K , low walk kinda guy and will usually, but not always hold the door for people.
Edubray Ramos – If there is a name that I lave and have no chance to pronounce right, it’s him. ¬†A K-per kinda-reliever that is lost in the malaise of the Neshek, Neris, Gomez shuffle. ¬†Big up-an-comer me thinks.
Ian Krol – Lots of power arms are in front of the guy who sounds like a landholder in Game of Thrones. ¬†Managed a 9-plus K-rate last year and 10 holds for an awful team. ¬†Depending in the pecking order he should be sandwiched between Cabrera and Vizcaino.
Koji Uehara – Has anyone watched Rondon pitch in the WBC? ¬†Yea spectacular. ¬†In a pen filled with RH, what Koji actually is as well, he gets LH out more effectively then everyone else there. ¬†Maddon is a tinkering manager at the back-end.
|Team||First Chair||Second Fiddle||Three‚Äôs a Crowd|
|Baltimore||Darren O‚ÄôDay||Brad Brach||Mychal Givens|
|Boston||Tyler Thornburg||Matt Barnes||Joe Kelly|
|Chicago||Nate Jones||Dan Jennings||Zach Putnam|
|Cleveland*||Andrew Miller||Bryan Shaw||Boone Logan|
|Detroit||Justin Wilson||Mark Lowe||Bruce Rondon|
|Houston||Will Harris||Luke Gregerson||Michael Feliz|
|Kansas City||Joakim Soria||Matt Strahm||Scott Alexander|
|Los Angeles*||Cam Bedrosian||Andrew Bailey||Jose Alvarez|
|Minnesota||Glen Perkins||Ryan Pressly||Michael Tonkin|
|New York||Dellin Betances||Tyler Clippard||Chasen Streve|
|Oakland*||Santiago Casilla||Ryan Dull||Liam Hendiks|
|Seattle||Steve Cishek||Nick Vincent||Dan Altavilla|
|Tampa Bay||Brad Boxberger||Xavier Cedeno||Shawn Tolleson|
|Texas||Jeremy Jeffress||Matt Bush||Keone Kela|
|Toronto||Jason Grilli||Joe¬†Smith||Danny Barnes|
|Team||First Chair||Second Fiddle||Three‚Äôs a Crowd|
|Arizona||Enrique Burgos||Jake Barrett||Randall Delgado|
|Atlanta||Arodys Vizcaino||Mauricio Cabrera||Ian Krol|
|Chicago||Hector Rondon||Pedro Strop||Carl Edwards Jr.|
|Cincinnati*||Raisel Iglesias||Tony Cingrani||Mike Lorenzen|
|Colorado*||Adam Ottavino||Mike Dunn||Jake McGee|
|Miami||Brad Ziegler||Kyle Barraclough||David Phelps|
|Los Angeles||Sergio Romo||Grant Dayton||Pedro Baez|
|Milwaukee*||Corey Knebel||Carlos Torres||Michael Blazek|
|New York||Addison Reed||Hansel Robles||Fernando Salas|
|Philadelphia*||Hector Neris||Joaquin Benoit||Pat Neshek|
|Pittsburgh||Daniel Hudson||Felipe Rivero||Antonio Bastardo|
|St. Louis||Trevor Rosenthal||Kevin Siegrist||Brett Cecil|
|San Diego||Carter Capps||Brad Hand||Ryan Buchter|
|San Francisco||Hunter Strickland||Derek Law||Will Smith|
|Washington*||Blake Treinen||Trevor Gott||Enny Romero|
Remember these chats only reflect the HOLD situations and the closer is not included.
*Denotes team in a closer by committee.