Fantasy Baseball Bullpen Report: August 22
Steve Pimental goes around the league, highlighting bullpens of note and potential closers to add to your fantasy baseball rosters.
I don’t know if we’ve discussed Atlanta’s bullpen every single week, but it certainly feels like it. Mark Melancon has pitched a scoreless inning and gotten the save in three of his last five appearances. In the other two, he allowed six earned runs on eight hits over one inning total. Shane Greene has thrown four consecutive scoreless innings with seven strikeouts, zero walks and two holds. Melancon will almost certainly get Atlanta’s next save chance, but Greene appears to be next in line, at least for now. By this time next week, I wouldn’t be shocked if Anthony Swarzak or Chris Martin was the closer.
Craig Kimbrel gave up a home run in his first game back from the IL, but he has gotten two saves without allowing a hit since then. Brandon Kintzler pitched a scoreless eighth to get the win Wednesday, and he might be the one to close if Kimbrel is hurt again, though Steve Cishek and Pedro Strop could be involved as well.
Wade Davis blew the save at home on Sunday...