The sun is setting on the final days of fantasy baseball in 2019. If you’re fending off the wolves here are some relievers with a shot at a sneaky save over the next few days. Cut the fat and for that matter, any player not likely to get you a stat in a category of need no matter how big the name. Adding these names is the fantasy equivalent of Bran’s time travel/warging of Hodor. They probably stem the tide but may ruin something (like a ratio).
- The Angels got great found value from Hansel Robles this season. He blew a save Wednesday, however, after pitching back to back days. Ty Buttrey is one alternative for them. He has also pitched back to back days, albeit on a fairly efficient 30 pitches. Kenyan Middleton has yet to give up an earned run in his 7.1 innings since a return from TJS. He could factor in as the better rested option.
- Pedro Baez is a priority add with Kenley Jansen throwing back to back days and three of the last four. Baez didn’t throw last night so he’s rested and reliable in leverage spots.
- Richard Rodriguez could get the shot to close today with Keona Kela going in back to back games. Michael Feliz is also an option but tends to be the more volatile of the two.
- The Diamondbacks bullpen was taxed heavily in their 19-inning win over the Cardinals on Tuesday. Archie Bradley pitched a second straight game yesterday. Andrew Chafin is probably the freshest of the options to close in Bradley’s place but Yoshi Hirano and Kevin Ginkel both got Wednesday off. It could really be any of the three.
- Joakim Soria could come into play if Liam Hendricks gets another inning of work today. The A’s tend to spread the load with saves more than most teams when they can.
- Washington’s pen is pretty overworked at the moment. Sean Doolittle has pitched in two straight and Daniel Hudson converting both saves of Tuesday’s doubleheader. The rest of the arms aren’t particularly well-rested either so there’s not a glaring add. Continue monitoring for the top options to get overworked and a Hunter Strickland type to have the prior day off.
- Carlos Estevez should see an opportunity with Jairo Diaz pitching two innings on Tuesday. Diaz should be in line for a second day off today, but if not they’re likely to avoid using him back to back games tomorrow.