Fantasy Baseball Bullpen Report: August 15
Steve Pimental goes around the league, highlighting bullpens of note and potential closers to add to your fantasy baseball rosters.
Ken Giles picked up the save Tuesday after going five days without pitching. He continues to be great when healthy, but It’s fair to wonder if he’ll ever be healthy again this season. If you own him, you may as well hold on now, but if you’re in a shallow league, I think you’d be justified in dropping him the next time there is even a whiff of an injury. Derek Law has three saves and a hold this month, and while his season-long numbers are still ugly, he hasn’t allowed an earned run in 12 consecutive appearances. The problem with Law is unless Giles actually goes on the IL, we’ll always wonder when Giles is going to return to take the next save chance.
Is it time to just ignore Atlanta’s bullpen the way we do with Baltimore or Seattle? It looked like Luke Jackson was the closer again after he picked up the save on Sunday, but two days later Jackson was the first reliever into the game with a four-run lead while Mark Melancon picked up his second save. Jackson’s save on...