Fri, 10 Apr 2015 21:02:55 -0700
Atlanta Braves RP Jason Grilli closed out a 5-3 win over the New York Mets Friday, April 10, and he has three saves in three chances through the first four games of the season.
Fantasy Tip: Grilli was named the primary closer following the Craig Kimbrel trade, and he is making the most of the opportunity. Check out his price tag when he is added to the player pool at Fantasyscore.
Wed, 08 Apr 2015 21:58:58 -0700
Jason Grilli worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning Wednesday, April 8, against the Miami Marlins for his second save of the season in as many chances.
Fantasy Tip: Grilli was thrust into the closer’s role when Craig Kimbrel was dealt to San Diego right before the season opener. So far, so good for fantasy owners in seasonal formats.
Mon, 06 Apr 2015 10:41:01 -0700
Atlanta Braves RP Jason Grilli will serve as the team's primary closer, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez.
Fantasy Tip: Grilli has closing experience; he saved 33 games back in 2013 with the Pittsburgh Pirates and 12 saves last year between the Bucs and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He should be immediately scooped up off your league's waiver wire if he's still available. Jim Johnson is next in line if Grilli falters.
Mon, 06 Apr 2015 08:13:55 -0700
Atlanta Braves RPs Jim Johnson and Jason Grilli could close games, according to general manager John Hart. Hart also said Juan Jaime could close games eventually as well.
Fantasy Tip: It sounds like a committee is brewing up, and Johnson and Grilli should both be owned in traditional leagues. Both have had success, both have had recent flameouts.
Sun, 05 Apr 2015 16:09:56 -0700
Atlanta Braves RP Jason Grilli is likely to be named the new closer after RP Craig Kimbrel was traded to the San Diego Padres Sunday, April 5.
Fantasy Tip: Grilli should be picked up in all season-long leagues and should begin the 2015 MLB season as a cheap daily option on FantasyScore. Grilli has 50 career saves, with a career single-season high of 33 coming in 2013 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. There's unlikely to be many save opportunities in Atlanta this season, but Grilli is likely the best source available on your waiver wire.
Wed, 24 Dec 2014 12:31:05 -0800
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves RP Jason Grilli signed a two-year contract worth $8 million. The deal includes an option for a third year.
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 16:55:40 -0800
The Atlanta Braves signed free-agent RP Jason Grilli (Angels) to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, Dec. 23, according to a source.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:34:02 -0800
The New York Yankees have apparently ruled out any interest in free-agent RP Jason Grilli (Angels).
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:07:59 -0800
The New York Yankees could be interested in RP Jason Grilli if he is not tendered a contract by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for the 2015 season.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:53:10 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Joe Smith struck out two in a perfect ninth inning for his 12th save Wednesday, July 9.
Fantasy Tip: Smith has five saves this month and appears to be in the driver's seat as closer, despite Jason Grilli's acquisition.