Friday, August 12, 2011

Top 5 Closer Candidates

Deep leagues are looking for whatever help they can get, and making the speculative add for saves can be the difference in winning and losing your league. If your desperate for saves, here are 5 guys to choose from.

Rafael Betancourt- The main 8th inning guy for Colorado is going to be a temporary closer while Huston Street is on the shelf. He is definitely a capable pitcher with a 7 K/BB ratio, so if your looking for a decent 4th closer, go make the add now.

Jake McGee- A rookie for Tampa Bay, and he can definitely bring it. He was a candidate to be the closer out of Spring Training, but lost the job to Kyle Farnsworth. With Farnsworth being a possible waiver trade candidate, it would be smart to add McGee in leagues where your chasing saves. He is also a good add in dynasty leagues

Bobby Parnell- Who knows how long Isringhausen will stay the closer, and with Izzy at 299 saves, it wouldn't be surprising to see 6-7 saves for Parnell down the stretch.

Vinnie Pestano- He has had a fantastic year, and with Chris Perez shaky right now, it wouldn't be surprising to see him replaced by the end of the year. There are many options in that bullpen, but Pestano should be the leading candidate. If you want to look even deeper, take a look at Tony Sipp.

Aroldis Chapman- Definitely the biggest name in the Cincinnati bullpen, and if Dusty Baker wasn't so god damn loyal to Cordero he would be closing right now. Everyone knows about the 100+ MPH fastball and devastating slider, but did you know that he went through a streak of games where he had a no-hitter over 9.2 innings? Ya he's that good.

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