2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Raisel Iglesias
Greg Jewett takes a long look at the Reds closer and what fantasy baseball owners can expect during the 2019 MLB season.
Now signed through 2021 and with the Reds adding to the rotation, Raisel Iglesias will continue to anchor the bullpen. Iglesias converted 30 of his 34 save opportunities becoming one of 11 relievers to record at least 30 saves. With so many bullpen timeshares, targeting Iglesias in drafts makes sense, especially if more chances occur with Cincinnati.
Iglesias did miss some time with a left biceps strain, but still logged 72 innings with 80 strikeouts against 25 walks last season. His ratios remained solid with a 2.38 ERA, 4.23 FIP and 1.07 WHIP. He’s been able to outperform his FIP in each of the last three years. More concerning, Iglesias allowed a spike to a 18.8 home run per fly ball percentage and an increase of his hard hit rate yielded to 34.8 percent. Hence the eye opening FIP accompanying his ERA from last season.
However, Iglesias also turned in a career best swinging strike percentage (15.3 percent) and reduced contact allowed (68.4 percent) for the second straight...