Fantasy Baseball Bullpen Report: April 18
Steve Pimental goes around the league, highlighting bullpens of note and potential closers to add to your fantasy baseball rosters.
Last week we looked at several in flux situations around Major League Baseball, but some of those situations have stabilized, and most of the others don’t need repeating. With that in mind, let’s look at some closers who should be added this week as well as some who should be dropped.
A.J. Minter (26.1% owned in ESPN leagues) - Minter is my number one pickup if you need saves, and I think he should be owned in all leagues. Arodys Vizcaíno had season-ending shoulder surgery Wednesday, and I believe Minter will be Atlanta’s closer all season long. I’m sure Minter’s 9.64 ERA and 2.14 WHIP are keeping his ownership down, but it is important to keep in mind he has thrown just 4.2 innings this season.
Jeremy Jeffress (26.4%) - Unless Milwaukee trades for a closer or signs Craig Kimbrel , I think Jeffress will lead Milwaukee in saves. We know he’s good enough to close, and Josh Hader is better suited for longer outings.
Héctor Neris (5.8%) - Neris is more widely available...