Thu, 18 Jul 2013 17:03:01 -0700
Kansas City Royals RP Kelvin Herrera will share setup duties with RPs Aaron Crow, Tim Collins and Luke Hochevar as a bridge to RP Greg Holland now that Herrera has rejoined the parent club, according to manager Ned Yost. "Ill kind of go on match-ups in the seventh and eighth innings. But will he fit in with those guys to get us to Holland? Yeah."
Fantasy Tip: Sounds like Yost is willing to trust Herrera with important innings right away, something someone of Herrera's talent should prove worthy of. He's really kind of a wait-and-see option, except for in deep AL-only leagues, for now, however.
Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:36:37 -0700
Kansas City Royals 2B Johnny Giavotella and RP Everett Teaford have been optioned to Triple-A Omaha. The club plans to recall 2B Chris Getz and RP Kelvin Herrera to replace them.
Fantasy Tip: Giavotella was called up just a few weeks ago, but he's done nothing to give KC the impression that he's the solution at the keystone. Getz probably isn't, either, although he posted a .313/.313/.422 slash line in 14 games at Omaha following his demotion last month. Perhaps he's worth an AL-only roster spot. Herrera may be, if he's ready to avoid walking people and serving up home run balls. The right-hander has a bright future as a back-end reliever, but this year has been a struggle.
Wed, 17 Jul 2013 10:01:15 -0700
Kansas City Royals RP Kelvin Herrera is under consideration to be recalled in the next few days, according to a club official.
Fantasy Tip: Herrera has really struggled with his control and the home run ball at the major league level this year, but he has an insanely good arm and no extensive history of these struggles. KC would like to see him reclaim his spot as the setup man at some point.
Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:52:03 -0700
The Kansas City Royals optioned RP Kelvin Herrera to Triple-A Omaha Tuesday, June 25, and recalled RP Will Smith in a corresponding move.
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 13:27:20 -0700
The Kansas City Royals recalled RP Kelvin Herrera from Triple-A Omaha Tuesday, June 4, and optioned RP Louis Coleman to Omaha in a corresponding move.
Sat, 25 May 2013 13:05:54 -0700
The Kansas City Royals have optioned RP Kelvin Herrera to Triple-A Omaha. Manager Ned Yost said Herrera needed to work on his mechanics and gain confidence in using all of his pitches in a less stressful setting. "He needs to incorporate his secondary pitches - which are both plus pitches, his curveball and his changeup - into his repertoire, adjust his mechanics a little bit," Yost said. "He got to the point by not having confidence in his fastball to where he was trying to overthrow it, so he needs to just smooth his mechanics a little bit and really just go down and have some success." RP Louis Coleman was recalled from Omaha to replace Herrera on the 25-man roster.
Thu, 23 May 2013 13:21:39 -0700
Kansas City Royals RP Kelvin Herrera was optioned to Triple-A Omaha Thursday, May 23, and RP Louis Coleman was recalled in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Herrera has struggled mightily this season, and he's been hurt by the long ball (eight homers in 20 1/3 innings). Expect Herrera to come back up when the team thinks he's ready. In the meantime, Aaron Crow, Tim Collins and Luke Hochevar could mix and match in eighth-inning setup duties to Greg Holland. None of the trio are worth a handcuff to Holland unless you're in a really deep AL league.
Mon, 20 May 2013 16:53:22 -0700
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said he's looking to "mix and match" different relievers in the eighth inning to give RP Kelvin Herrera a chance to pitch in lower-leverage situations. RPs Aaron Crow, Tim Collins, Luke Hochevar or even Bruce Chen could become the primary setup man to RP Greg Holland while Herrera works on some things. Herrera allowed a game-winning homer Sunday, May 19, and it was his eighth homer allowed in his last 14 innings.
Fantasy Tip: There's no telling who might emerge as the new eighth-inning setup man, or if Herrera will get the job back rather quickly. Herrera can be dropped now in most leagues as Holland's primary handcuff while he works out his problems in allowing the long ball.
Tue, 07 May 2013 13:28:35 -0700
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said he'll choose between RPs Aaron Crow and Luke Hochevar for a save situation Tuesday, May 7, with RP Greg Holland being rested.
Fantasy Tip: Holland threw each of the last two nights, culminating in 27 offerings in his blown save last night. Crow and Kelvin Herrera haven't been pitching well, either, so Holland doesn't appear to be in any imminent danger of losing his job right now. If you own Crow, get him into your lineup, but don't make a dash to pick up Crow or Herrera unless you're in a deep AL league and are scouring for potential save sources.
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 15:24:50 -0700
Kansas City Royals RP Greg Holland closed out both games of the doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox Sunday, April 21, and he appears to be firmly set in the team's closer role after starting the year out in a rough patch. "I was wondering," manager Ned Yost admitted, "what his stuff was going to be like after saving the first game. He came out and had dynamic stuff in the second game." Holland and the coaching staff determined that he was overusing his fastball to try and get ahead of hitters instead of mixing in his three pitches aggressively. Holland has now retired all nine hitters he's faced in his last three outings.
Fantasy Tip: Yost hasn't lost confidence in Holland through his early season rough patch, so you shouldn't either. It'll take a much more prolonged slump out of him for Yost to consider giving Kelvin Herrera regular save opps. Herrera hit a rough patch of his own, but he's still worth owning in deeper leagues.