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Braves | Jason Grilli notches save

Sat, 16 Apr 2016 19:16:38 -0700

Atlanta Braves RP Jason Grilli logged his first save of the season, allowing a hit and a walk while striking out the side in a 6-4 win over the Miami Marlins Saturday, April 16.

Fantasy Tip: With Arodys Vizacaino unavailable after throwing 35 pitches the night before, Grilli was called upon in the ninth. Vizcaino should still see a bulk of the save chances moving forward, but Grilli isnít a bad player to stash if you are hunting for saves.

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Braves | Jason Grilli notches save

Sat, 16 Apr 2016 19:16:38 -0700

Atlanta Braves RP Jason Grilli logged his first save of the season, allowing a hit and a walk while striking out the side in a 6-4 win over the Miami Marlins Saturday, April 16.

Fantasy Tip: With Arodys Vizacaino unavailable after throwing 35 pitches the night before, Grilli was called upon in the ninth. Vizcaino should still see a bulk of the save chances moving forward, but Grilli isnít a bad player to stash if you are hunting for saves.

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Braves | Jason Grilli working on things

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:23:47 -0700

Atlanta Braves RP Jason Grilli pitched a perfect sixth inning Monday, April 11, and manager Fredi Gonzalez said Grilli could work in similar situations as he works his way back from his Achilles' injury. Grilli has a 6.75 ERA in three outings this year with three strikeouts and four walks, including a blown save. Gonzalez said Grilli is fine-tuning his mechanics.

Fantasy Tip: Grilli remains a candidate to record saves alongside Arodys Vizcaino in Atlanta's bullpen, but while he's pitching in non high-pressure situations earlier in games, fantasy owners should consider benching Grilli.

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Braves | Jason Grilli coughs up save

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 22:30:59 -0700

Atlanta Braves RP Jason Grilli blew the save in the ninth inning Monday, April 4, against the Washington Nationals, and the team ended up losing in extra innings.

Fantasy Tip: Manager Fredi Gonzalez had said matchups will dictate late-inning duties, but he turned to Arodys Vizcaino in a high-tension situation in the eighth inning against the meat of Washington's lineup. The fact Grilled Cheese blew the save in the ninth could pave the way for a quick exit from the closer's role, and a full-time nod for Viz.

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Braves | Atlanta to use matchups in ninth inning

Sun, 03 Apr 2016 06:59:10 -0700

Atlanta Braves RP Arodys Vizcaino and RP Jason Grilli will be part of a matchup-based closing mix for the Braves.

Fantasy Tip: Vizcaino had a great spring with 11 K's in seven scoreless innings. He has the leg up on Grilli. Both are RP3's in fantasy, but Vizcaino has the edge.

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Braves | Jason Grilli looks to be ready

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 11:12:49 -0700

Atlanta Braves RP Jason Grilli (Achilles') pitched a scoreless inning Sunday, March 20, and he is showing that he should be ready for opening day after throwing in two spring games after a March 11 simulated game. His fastball was at 94 mph Sunday, so his arm strength is almost back to normal. Grilli is expected to make at least five more appearances before the regular season. The Braves will choose between Grilli and RP Arodys Vizcaino for the closer role. Vizcaino has looked good this spring, giving up three hits and striking out 11 in six spring innings. RP Jim Johnson projects to be the setup man.

Fantasy Tip: The Braves could go with a closer-by-committee to start the year between Grilli and Vizcaino, which will limit both of their fantasy upside. Grilli is a veteran and has the experience, but Vizcaino has the upside after proving worthy of the job in 2015. Both relievers are endgame selections as your third fantasy closer.

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Braves | Closer-by-committee in Atlanta?

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 11:01:47 -0700

Atlanta Braves RP Jason Grilli (Achilles') will make his spring debut Thursday, March 17, and the Braves think he has enough time to be ready for opening day April 4. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said he could use Grilli in a combination with RPs Jim Johnson and Arodys Vizcaino when Grilli is ready. Johnson and Vizcaino would likely split closing duties if Grilli isn't ready.

"It will be probably the same situation (as last year)," said Gonzalez, who never used Grilli in three consecutive games and sometimes rested him after one game if it was a high pitch-count inning. "I can use all three. Mix and match. Absolutely."

Fantasy Tip: Grill is the front-runner for the majority of saves in Atlanta, but it depends on his health. He's high-risk, high-reward at age 39 for saves speculators. Vizcaino showed he had the stuff to get the job done in place of Grilli last year, and Johnson has the experience factor.

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Braves | Jason Grilli throws simulated inning

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 11:12:30 -0800

Atlanta Braves RP Jason Grilli (Achilles') threw 20 pitches in a simulated inning Friday, March 11. "My breaking ball was way off. You've got to throw all your pitches to get ready. It's hard to get everything going in 20 pitches. My bullpen (before the inning) felt more in sync. Again, it's just more getting in baseball shape."

Fantasy Tip: Grilli figures to be the front runner in the closing mix, and he'll be in the RP3 mix in fantasy.

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Braves | Jason Grilli ready

Fri, 19 Feb 2016 07:20:58 -0800

Atlanta Braves RP Jason Grilli (Achilles') said he has been running and throwing off a mound, and he plans to be ready to close for the season opener.

Fantasy Tip: Grilli had a great start to 2015 before tearing his Achilles'. He's 39 and on a rebuilding team, which could dwarf his value into the third-reliever range in drafts. He could have upside there.

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Braves | Jason Grilli placed on disabled list

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 09:27:52 -0700

Atlanta Braves RP Jason Grilli (Achilles') has been placed on the 60-day disabled list retroactive to July 12. Grilli ruptured his left Achilles' covering first base in the Braves game on Saturday, July 11, ending his 2015 season.

Fantasy Tip: With Grilli's season over Jim Johnson will get first crack at saves in the Braves bullpen and needs to be claimed immediately. Johnson has 20 holds, five saves, two wins and a 2.09 ERA in 43 innings pitched this season. Grilli can be released in all yearly leagues.

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