Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat - AL
by Bryce McRae
on May 21, 2010 @ 15:30:00
In fantasy baseball, the closer position remains volatile. Rarely does every closer hang on to the job for an entire season - injuries, poor performance and managerial decisions can cloud a team's bullpen picture.
Should you be concerned about a struggling stopper? Which relievers are climbing the depth chart? Are any injuries popping up? KFFL.com's Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat keeps you informed when you're looking for saves.
Closer: Kevin Gregg
Understudy: Jason Frasor
Lurkers: Scott Downs
Gregg blew his second save of the season yesterday. He managed only one out in the ninth; he surrendered three hits and walked two. Control was again the issue. He isn't throwing strikes. Only 12 of Gregg's 25 pitches were strikes yesterday; the day before, it was just 13 of 25.
We mentioned before that Frasor would be a proactive pickup. Gregg hasn't had many clean saves lately. Frasor, on the other hand, has allowed just one run this month (1.08 ERA); he has seven K's to only one walk. His May WHIP is 0.84.
Add him in deep mixed and AL-only, if available. Gregg probably built himself a sizable leash with his 12 saves, but it can't hurt to be proactive.
Job security score: 3
Health score: 4
About Bryce McRae
Bryce McRae is a Managing Editor with KFFL and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1999. He joined KFFL as a volunteer writer in March 2005 before becoming a Hot off the Wire Analyst in March 2006. He began working in his current capacity in September 2008. His work has appeared on fantasy sports sites such as Yahoo! and CBS Sportsline as well as in print. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2008 with a B.A. in History and U.S. Studies.
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