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Relief Pitcher Adds for the Week (8/13/2018)

Scott Alexander – LAD – LHP (41%)

Season Stats (53 G) 2 W, 2 SV, 3.42 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 46 K/ 24 BB in 52.2 IP

ROS Projection: 5-10 SV, 3.30-3.40 ERA, 1.10-1.20 WHIP, with over a K per IP

Kenley Jansen is out for at least the next month with an irregular heartbeat. Alexander will fill in at closer until Jansen returns and has been a decent option in relief. Last season Alexander posted a solid 2.48 ERA in 58 games but has a high walk rate and low k rate with a 1.30 WHIP and 59 K in 69 IP. Alexander is worth rostering for the month or several months until Jansen returns.

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Ryan Madson – WAS – RHP (42%)

Season Stats (44 G) 2 W, 4 SV, 4.43 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 40 K/ 15 BB in 42.2 IP

ROS Projection: 5-10 SV, 3.30-3.40 ERA, 1.10-1.20 WHIP, with over a K per IP

Kelvin Herrera was recently put on the DL and Sean Doolittle is not expected back for several weeks forcing Madson into a closing role. While Madson has struggled this season he has been a solid relief pitcher in his 13 season career. With two 30 save seasons and a career 3.35 ERA in 817 career IP. Madson will be a solid source of saves on a Nationals team fighting to make the playoffs until Doolittle returns.  

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Addison Reed – MIN – RHP (18%)

Season Stats (44 G) 1 W, 0 SV, 4.74 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 38 K/ 13 BB in 43.2 IP

ROS Projection: 5-10 SV, 3.30-3.40 ERA, 1.10-1.20 WHIP, with over a K per IP

Like Madson, Reed is another veteran relief pitcher who has struggled this season but been solid in his career. Reed has 125 career saves with a 3.40 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 425 K in 402.2 IP. Trevor Hildenberger saw the last save chance for the Twins but also struggled and Reed is a solid veteran closer with closing experience.

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Drew Steckenrider – MIA – RHP (11%)

Season Stats (55 G) 3 W, 1 SV, 3.35 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 59 K/ 21 BB in 51 IP

ROS Projection: 5-10 SV, 3.20-3.30 ERA, 1.10-1.20 WHIP, with over a K per IP

Kyle Barraclough was recently put on the DL and Steckenrider is next in line for saves in Miami. Similar to Barraclough, Steckenrider has struggled with control but also has a strong K/9 (career 113 K in 85.2 IP). The Marlins might not win many games but the games they win should be low scoring affairs. If Steckenrider can lower his walk rate (39 BB in 85.2 IP) there is a good chance he could remain the closer.

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ADDS FEATURED IN LAST NEWSLETTER:

Ken Giles – TOR – HP (59%)

Jose Leclerc – TEX – RHP (25%)

Mychal Givens – BAL – RHP (8%)

 

 

 

 

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