As the season draws nigh, and it comes to the point in the season when we here at Razzball use words like nigh, verisimilitude, or even rancorous. Don’t ask me what the meaning is, because I could barely spell them without my handy speak and spell. The whole gist of this discussion is to basically look at our roster and think diversification. Look at the bullpen pieces that currently occupy one or several of your pitcher spots. I say this because we all want counting stats at all times, and in a manner… this is why come the end of the year, it is very sexy to have guys who have multiple pitching eligibility for the off chance your don’t have a starter going in a spot or on an innings limit. These fellas help out in K’s, rates, vulture wins, and since we are here for the holds, they do them too. Listen, this isn’t a new thing or a crazy theory that I concocted in my basement after painting too man model airplanes. Though, the thought process after that is kinda cloudy and sorta fun? So here is a rundown of the guys with some dual eligibility late in the fame to aide in your fantasy quest. Cheers!
- If you think about the best pitcher all year for the Padres, who comes to mind? Could it possible be Brad “Mr.” Hand, well, it should be. He doesn’t get saves, doesn’t start games either, he just vultures wins and gets you moderate holds for a losing team. 18-plus K-rate in the last 14 days.
- Displaced as a starter with tons of promise coming into the year, Luis Severino has seemed to find his power arm niche in front of Clippard and Dellin. Throw out when he was still stating, those days are gone, appearances in last week? 6 innings pitched 6 K’s and a hold. K-potential is bound to get way better. Stuff plays up out of the pen.
- Chris Devenski for the ‘Stros is the least unheralded guy thee with tons of owned arms ahead of him… Neshek, Harris, Giles. Check the last six appearances: 9 innings pitched, 9 K’s, 29 batters faced, two hits allowed good for a .069 BAA… yikes!
- The Twins Taylor Rogers was rolling for a bit as a set-up guy with promise, that was unfortunately two weeks ago. He still is high in the minimal hold potential pecking order though.
- Chris Rusin in the Rock pile has basically doubled his career K-rate in the last week as a bullpen only piece now. The eligibility is there and he is cemented as the other LH behind Boone.
- Joe Kelly to me always had the makings of a bullpen arm. Makes bold predictions and has an easy name to spell. Multiple K’s in 3-out-of-5 unscored upon appearances.
- Others of Note: Michael Lorenzen, Brad Peacock, Paul Clemens, Shane Greene, Felix Pena, Brent Suter
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