Tue, 19 Apr 2016 17:16:41 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers RP Jeremy Jeffress notched his fifth save of the season Tuesday, April 19, against the Minnesota Twins by putting together a perfect ninth inning. He's now 5-for-5 on the year.
Fantasy Tip: Jeffress has been awfully impressive for a guy who probably would have opened the season as a set-up man had Will Smith not gone down with injury. Nonetheless, Jeffress has been tremendous in the season's first couple of weeks and change, and he should keep it up while he's rolling with confidence. Don't be afraid to lean on him as one of your main closers, especially since the Brewers figure to play a lot of close games.
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 01:04:19 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers RP Jeremy Jeffress picked up his fourth save of the season Wednesday, April 13, in a 6-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Fantasy Tip: Jeffress has not surrendered a run in five innings this year. Save opportunities might be fewer and farther between for Jeffress because the Brewers are projected to have a campaign below .500, but so far so good. With Will Smith's knee injuries sidelining him, Jeffress remains a solid backup for fantasy purposes.
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 14:51:36 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell said he'll take a generic approach to the ninth inning with RP Will Smith (knee) out to begin the season. RP Jeremy Jeffress would seem to be the obvious choice for ninth-inning duties, but Counsell hasn't made an announcement. "You start thinking about how game situations will play out," Counsell said. "None of this is set in stone. The relievers' roles -- their jobs are to get outs." Jeffress has one save in 151 major league outings, and the other relievers in the bullpen have zero closing experience.
Fantasy Tip: Even though Counsell hasn't anointed him, Jeffress is likely to get the majority of the opportunities with Smith out, so he should be your first target as a third fantasy closer. Corey Knebel is a darkhorse candidate if you're scraping the barrel in deeper leagues.
Wed, 16 Mar 2016 11:44:26 -0700
Updating a previous report, Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell said he plans to use RPs Will Smith and Jeremy Jeffress to close games depending on hitter-pitcher matchups. "Both of those guys are really good," Counsell said. "One throws left-handed; one throws right-handed. I think we should take advantage of that." If one of the closers takes control of the job, Counsell isn't opposed to giving that guy the job.
Fantasy Tip: Both relievers have the skills to be successful in the role, but Jeffress may be better suited for it since Smith is left-handed and could be used for matchup purposes earlier in games. Either way you slice it, they are both third fantasy closers because of the committee and while playing for a rebuilding Brewers team. Corey Knebel is a darkhorse candidate for saves in much deeper leagues.
Wed, 16 Mar 2016 09:49:44 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers RP Jeremy Jeffress (hamstring) had an impressive live batting practice session Wednesday, March 16, and his next step should be to pitch in a spring game.
Fantasy Tip: Jeffress is in a battle with Will Smith for closer duties. Corey Knebel lurks in the shadows. Jeffress has enough time to be ready for the regular season. On a rebuilding team that isn't likely to win many games, Milwaukee's closer won't be highly coveted by fantasy owners. Jeffress is a late-round flyer in deeper leagues for those scraping for potential saves.
Wed, 09 Mar 2016 10:03:33 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers RP Jeremy Jeffress (hamstring) will throw a bullpen session Thursday, March 10, and face hitters a few days later.
Fantasy Tip: Jeffress is in the closer mix, but this setback may have hamstrung his chances. He's a speculative final-round flyer in fantasy.
Tue, 01 Mar 2016 09:37:18 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers RP Jeremy Jeffress (hamstring) is making good progress with his mild hamstring strain, according to manager Craig Counsell.
Fantasy Tip: Jeffress will be competing for the Brewers' closer gig this spring alongside Will Smith and Corey Knebel. Smith is the favorite, though, so Jeffress is only a speculative grab in very deep mixed and NL-only leagues for now.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:28:20 -0700
The Milwaukee Brewers called up RP Jeremy Jeffress from Triple-A Nashville. RP Rob Wooten was optioned to Nashville. RP Jim Henderson (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:18:31 -0700
The Milwaukee Brewers signed free-agent RP Jeremy Jeffress (Royals) to a minor league deal Friday, April 18.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:16:01 -0700
The Milwaukee Brewers have expressed interest in free-agent RP Jeremy Jeffress (Royals).