Dellin Betances is basically the fat of the fantasy set-up world. The goods are there, it just takes time and some settling before we all realize it is, what was and what always shall be… I think I just laced this post with some subtle Led Zeppelin reference, but I may be crooked to walk on one leg to let myself know that I did, let alone let you subtly know. So I will just go ahead and say there was a Zep reference-reference. Good, moving on. Success of a bullpen, let alone someone you should be relying on, is correlative of how well the team is performing. It’s science, if you score more you put yourself in a better position to win more, regardless of who is on the bump. Dellin was and is the goods, currently and in post-script. He came into the year as the man to target in any format that coveted fantasy goodness, condensed into a smaller innings unit of measure than that of a starter. Now add in the dash of Holds sassiness, and he is a bullpen god. He is now the king of the Hold in all leagues by quantity and not by just scripture. His 16 holds on the year are tops on the this year’s gig and given the Yankees propensity to not score over 4 runs in a game, his reign may be a run away. He has the good everywhere else; K/9, swagger, ability to tie multiple knots while buoyant at sea. There are no bullpen stats that he isn’t the man at. He basically walks into a bar/club and automatically has the best synchronized music to his step….think Matthew McConaughey in Dazed in Confused…and let here comes the story of the Hurricane ramble through your third eye for a bit. So let’s jump into this fortnights dealing in the bullpen game… alright, alright, alright.
- In another time, dimension and where Rod Sterling wasn’t a weirdo in tight suits, Tyler Thornburg would be looking like a prime bank candidate for the future of saves market. K/9 over 12, ERA under 3, xFIP even lower… He checks all the boxes to make Neil Clark Warren make him acceptable for farmers-only dot com.
- With Harris promoted to the closer gig, it muddles things in the land of the space program. Neshek has seen his usage up a tad, while Giles and Gregerson are duking it out for second fiddle acknowledgment.
- How bad is the Twins bullpen? The newly promoted Buddy Boshers has 4 Holds in 4 innings of work on the year. The Twins on the year have 18 total. Boshers was promotes only May 26th. Trevor May also hit the DL so the ship has sailed on any Twins reliever, besides a streamer for giggles type thing.
- With O’day down for the count for a bit, Brad Brach has seen his pressure situation move up a tick as has Mychal Givens, run with them until running with scissors or O’day comes back.
- For all the un-attention, good relievers get for inherited runners without the results of holds satisfaction take a gander at a few. Ryan Dull, 24 inherited runners zero scored. Josh Osich 28 inherited, 2 scored, Luke Hochevar 21 inherited one scored. For those of you not tuned into real baseball and that where tin foil helmets while watching Mr. Robot that is a phenomenal thing, stat-wise what I just dropped on ya.
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