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Juan Gutierrez, RP, Arizona Diamondbacks
Guti: most venom in D-backs 'pen
The D-backs go back and forth, back and forth, back and forth ... maybe even
side to side ... and still don't have a closer. Since his return from the disabled
list for shoulder inflammation, has allowed one hit, no runs and one walk, with
two K's, in 3 1/3 innings. He notched a save in his third appearance back.
The numbers aren't dazzling, particularly within the context of his season line (0-6, 6.17 ERA, 1.42 WHIP), but Gutierrez has the most major league closing experience on the D-backs and pretty nasty stuff. Aaron Heilman doesn't have the head for the job. Sam Demel has struggled lately. Esmerling Vasquez can be tough but is far from tested.
What do you need? Saves. Are you desperate? Yes. Check that - extremely desperate? You bet. Then, Guti might be your man.
Shallow mixed: Watch
Deep mixed: Consider
About Nicholas Minnix
Minnix is baseball editor and a fantasy football analyst at KFFL. He plays in LABR and Tout Wars and won the FSWA Baseball Industry Insiders League in 2010.
The University of Delaware alum is a regular guest on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio and Baltimore's WNST AM 1570.
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