Greetings weary fantasy traveler. Come in from the cold and warm yourself by the fire. The kindling is wasted free agent dollars spent on relievers. It’s quite the blaze. You may want to take some sustenance in the form of these easily acquired RP assets. First, blurbs!

  • With Julian Merryweather hitting the IL things are suddenly very interesting for the Jays. Jordan Romano is back in people’s sites but don’t sleep on Rafael Dolis. Romano had a rocky outing against the Yankees Monday. Dolis was also who they turned to first in 2020 to replace Ken Giles.
  • Kendall Graveman has turned into a decent reliever. Just another piece of proof of the Wade Davis rule: the worse you were as a starter the better you are as a reliever. Rafael Montero is having some trouble getting outs this season. If he can’t right the ship the team may turn to Graveman.
  • Jose Alvarado seems to be healthy and in the groove. I doubt the Phils want to put him into the closer role full-time as a high leverage lefty. That doesn’t mean he can’t earn 10-15 saves this season. With Archie Bradley out and Hector Neris being Hector Neris some could come in the near future.
  • One of the names you may not be that familiar with is Japanese import Hirokazu Sawamura. He’s 33 and had his ups and downs in Japan. The noteworthy item is the hard splitter he brings over. We’ve seen that be an effective MLB pitch for some of his countrymen.
  • We’re stuck in a holding pattern with Tejay Antone. The Reds continue to opt for other options to close as well as to fill their starting rotation (hey, they can’t all be Wade Miley). That makes him a very valuable real life pitcher with not much fantasy value beyond Ks and ratios.

Closers-to-be

Name Team Razzers
Kendall Graveman SEA Razzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy Baseball
Rafael Dolis TOR Razzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy Baseball
Corey Knebel LAD Razzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy Baseball
Emilio Pagan SD Razzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy Baseball
Kyle Crick PIT Razzball Fantasy Baseball

K It Up

Name Team Razzers
Jose Alvarado PHI Razzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy Baseball
Tanner Scott BAL Razzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy Baseball
Garrett Crochet CHW Razzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy Baseball
Josh Staumont KC Razzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy Baseball
Giovanny Gallegos STL Razzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy Baseball

Ratio Darlings

Name Team Razzers
Hirokazu Sawamura BOS Razzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy Baseball
Taylor Rogers MIN Razzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy Baseball
Drew Pomeranz SD Razzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy Baseball
Devin Williams MIL Razzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy Baseball
Tyler Duffey MIN Razzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy Baseball

Long Relief

Name Team Razzers
Tejay Antone CIN Razzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy Baseball
Dustin May LAD Razzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy Baseball
Chad Green NYY Razzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy BaseballRazzball Fantasy Baseball
Sean Newcomb ATL Razzball Fantasy Baseball
Logan Webb SFG Razzball Fantasy Baseball

 

 
  1. Ry says:
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    Would you rather scoop up Alvardo or sit on Pomeranz / Pagan?

    • Roto-Wan

      Roto-Wan says:
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      You kind of answered your own question. We don’t know who to expect to close it Melancon falters. I don’t think Bradley is in the Philly saves picture until he’s back and healthy a good ways.

  2. Jimmy says:
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    Think David Bedner gets any save this year?

    • Roto-Wan

      Roto-Wan says:
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      My money would be on Kyle Crick getting a long look if they make a change. Bednar has to earn some long-term trust first.

  3. dubjay says:
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    Just an FYI. Romano has been on the IL for a couple of days now

    • Roto-Wan

      Roto-Wan says:
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      Yep. Had a delay in the posting of the piece. Doesn’t sound long term, though.

  4. Sandman says:
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    Thoughts on Jordan Hicks ? Do you think he’ll be closer this year?

  5. Miguel Tovar says:
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    Lucas Sims pitcher the ninth last night in front of Garrett. Think I might pick a few preemptive Sims up

    • Roto-Wan

      Roto-Wan says:
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      I left Sims out as the guy that is at least co-closer.

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