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Week 11 Recap (RP Adds SV/ SV+HLD Leagues)

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Ron Marinaccio – NYY (10%)

2023/ 29 G: 3 W, 1 SV, 6 HLD, 3.41 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 31.2 IP/38 K/15 BB

2022/ 40 G: 1 W, 0 SV, 6 HLD, 2.05 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 44 IP/56 K/24 BB

A former 19th-round pick by the Yankees in 2017 (from Toms River, New Jersey), broke out in rookie season last year but has struggled to maintain the same level of production. Barrel% is up from 5.3% – 11.6, exit velocity 84.5 – 86.6, max EV 106.2 – 113.4 and hardhit% 25.5 – 31.9 but XBA up from .156 – .175 (top 5% of League). K% slightly down 30.9% – 30.2%, BB% down from 13.3% – 11.1%. While Marinaccio has competition for rogue saves, Holmes has worked in high leverage at times which should increase his chances. 

 

Jose Soriano – LAA – SP/RP (7%)

2023/ 7 G: 0 W, 0 SV, 6 HLD, 3.68 ERA, 0.82 WHIP, 7.1 IP/10 K/4 BB

2023/ 17 G: 0 W, 1 SV, 4.24 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 23.1 IP/31 K/16 BB (AA)

Signed with the Angels as an international free agent in 2016, undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2020 and 2021. While his minor league numbers are poor, it did not stop the Angels from throwing right into high leverage. Soriano pitched the 9th in a 6-9 loss to Houston and recorded a hold his second appearance, pitching the 8th in a 3-1 win vs the Cubs. While Chris Devenski had been pitching the 8th and has been successful doing so was moved into the 7th. Given his poor track history, Soriano could eventually struggle once the league figures him out. Soriano has added value in Yahoo leagues where his SP eligibility allows him to be placed in starting pitching slots to stack holds. 

 

Andrew Nardi – MIA (2%)

2023/ 33 G: 4 W, 1 SV, 5 HLD, 2.35 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 30.2 IP/37 K/9 BB

2022/ 13 G: 1 W, 0 SV, 1 HLD, 9.82 ERA, 2.66 WHIP, 14.2 IP/24 K/14 BB

A former 16th-round pick by the Marlins in 2019, Nardi struggled in his rookie season but only appeared in 13 games. It is a small sample size but Nardi looks to have made several improvements, ranking in the top 2% of League in exit velocity (84.0), top 10% in XBA (.195), top 7% in XWOBA (.253) and top 2% in hardhit% 23.9. The Marlins have been much better than expected and some of that success can be attributed to the bullpen. A.J. Puk has stepped up as a solid closer this season with a 2.55 ERA, 1.13 WHIP with 7 saves in 18 games, Tanner Scott has a 2.90 ERA, and a surprising 1.13 WHIP, Steven Okert who we talked about last week has a 1.99 ERA and 0.79 WHIP. While Nardi does not have much of a track record he is seeing hold opportunities and is worth riding out his current production in the event it maintains. 

 

Austin Adams – ARI (2%)

2023/ 10 G: 0 W, 0 SV, 6 HLD, 1.23 ERA, 0.82 WHIP, 7.1 IP/10 K/2 BB

2021/ 65 G: 3 W, 0 SV, 11 HLD, 4.10 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 52.2 IP/76 K/35 BB (w/ SD)

2019/ 29 G: 2 W, 0 SV, 10 HLD, 3.77 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 31 IP/51 K/14 BB (w/ SEA)

Adams has struggled with control issues and injuries throughout his career, only appearing in over 25 games twice (2019, 2021). After failing to stick with the Nationals in his first two seasons appearing in only eight games, was then traded to Seattle for Nicks Wells. Adams found success in Seattle but was still dealt to San Diego in the trade that brought Ty France and Andres Munoz to the Mariners. His control issues intensified with the Padres, becoming the first MLB pitcher to ever register 20 or more HBP in less than 50 innings and 23 or more HBP in a season. Adams then underwent season-ending flexor tendon surgery, only appearing in 2 games with San Diego before signing a minor league contract with Arizona. It is a very small sample size, but Adams looks to have regained the form he displayed for a brief period with Seattle.

 

 

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