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2018 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 32)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
41.3 4.40 1.42 39 2 2 0 0.3
Birth Date6-18-1986
Height6' 6"
Weight215 lbs
Age31 years, 8 months, 1 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.82014
0.22015
1.72016
1.42017
0.32018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2010 FLO MLB 3 0 4.3 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 .258 94 2.1 2.1 0.0 6.2 45% .091 .105 0.46 2.40 0.00 99 3.13 70.6 0.1
2011 FLO MLB 45 0 54.7 2 1 3 45 19 55 1 .261 94 7.4 3.1 0.2 9.1 57% .291 .222 1.17 2.42 2.63 85 2.89 67.1 1.2
2012 MIA MLB 68 0 63.7 5 2 15 54 29 68 3 .267 95 7.6 4.1 0.4 9.6 53% .302 .248 1.30 3.25 2.69 92 3.11 71.3 1.3
2013 MIA MLB 69 0 69.7 4 6 34 53 22 74 3 .259 95 6.8 2.8 0.4 9.6 55% .278 .219 1.08 2.49 2.33 81 2.37 56.7 1.9
2014 MIA MLB 67 0 65.3 4 5 39 58 21 84 3 .263 97 8.0 2.9 0.4 11.6 46% .331 .250 1.21 2.13 3.17 83 2.18 53.5 1.8
2015 MIA 0 32 0 32.0 2 6 3 37 14 28 2 .262 90 10.4 3.9 0.6 7.9 49% .350 .301 1.59 3.53 4.50 113 4.30 100.4 0.2
2015 SLN 0 27 0 23.3 0 0 1 18 13 20 2 .254 97 6.9 5.0 0.8 7.7 43% .254 .235 1.33 4.36 2.31 107 4.45 104.0 0.1
2016 SEA MLB 62 0 64.0 4 6 25 44 21 76 8 .262 100 6.2 3.0 1.1 10.7 45% .242 .215 1.02 3.52 2.81 97 2.67 59.1 1.7
2017 SEA 0 23 0 20.0 1 1 1 13 7 15 3 .262 101 5.8 3.1 1.4 6.8 61% .185 .222 1.00 4.78 3.15 97 2.60 55.3 0.6
2017 TBA 0 26 0 24.7 2 1 0 13 7 26 0 .264 96 4.7 2.6 0.0 9.5 53% .220 .159 0.81 2.12 1.09 79 2.24 47.6 0.8
2015 TOT MLB 59 0 55.3 2 6 4 55 27 48 4 .259 93 8.9 4.4 0.7 7.8 47% .313 .274 1.48 3.88 3.58 111 4.36 101.9 0.2
2017 TOT MLB 49 0 44.7 3 2 1 26 14 41 3 .263 99 5.2 2.8 0.6 8.3 57% .204 .188 0.90 3.31 2.01 87 2.40 51.0 1.4
CareerMLB4220421.7242812133615444925.262967.23.30.59.651%.282.2321.162.962.73912.8465.69.6

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2007 JAM A- 25 0 32.3 1 2 9 20 19 30 1 .251 112 5.6 5.3 0.3 8.4 60% .224 .209 1.21 3.93 1.95 106 5.27 106.8
2008 GRB A 50 0 75.3 3 5 2 69 34 75 8 .263 117 8.2 4.1 1.0 9.0 46% .302 .245 1.37 4.70 4.66 104 4.94 106.0
2009 JUP A+ 37 0 57.0 3 4 2 36 16 45 2 .249 94 5.7 2.5 0.3 7.1 59% .215 .215 0.91 3.38 2.84 93 4.02 101.6
2010 FLO MLB 3 0 4.3 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 .258 94 2.1 2.1 0.0 6.2 45% .091 .105 0.46 2.40 0.00 99 3.13 70.6
2010 JUP A+ 26 0 35.0 0 6 4 29 19 28 0 .261 83 7.5 4.9 0.0 7.2 52% .271 .241 1.37 3.97 2.83 113 5.82 112.6
2010 JAX AA 22 0 31.3 3 1 2 30 10 34 0 .259 94 8.6 2.9 0.0 9.8 41% .348 .235 1.28 2.64 4.31 86 3.77 95.8
2010 afe Wnt 1 0 0.7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 0.0 12.9 0.0 0.0 0% .000 .000 1.43 8.65 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2010 PDD Wnt 11 0 13.3 0 0 1 15 4 18 1 .000 10.2 2.7 0.7 12.2 0% .400 .000 1.43 3.77 4.06 0 0.00 0.0
2011 FLO MLB 45 0 54.7 2 1 3 45 19 55 1 .261 94 7.4 3.1 0.2 9.1 57% .291 .222 1.17 2.42 2.63 85 2.89 67.1
2011 NWO AAA 15 0 23.0 1 1 0 18 12 19 1 .262 93 7.0 4.7 0.4 7.4 55% .262 .223 1.30 4.51 2.35 98 4.28 98.8
2012 MIA MLB 68 0 63.7 5 2 15 54 29 68 3 .267 95 7.6 4.1 0.4 9.6 53% .302 .248 1.30 3.25 2.69 92 3.11 71.3
2013 MIA MLB 69 0 69.7 4 6 34 53 22 74 3 .259 95 6.8 2.8 0.4 9.6 55% .278 .219 1.08 2.49 2.33 81 2.37 56.7
2013 USA int 4 0 2.3 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 .000 0.0 7.7 0.0 7.7 0% .000 .000 0.86 5.77 3.86 0 0.00 0.0
2014 MIA MLB 67 0 65.3 4 5 39 58 21 84 3 .263 97 8.0 2.9 0.4 11.6 46% .331 .250 1.21 2.13 3.17 83 2.18 53.5
2015 MIA MLB 32 0 32.0 2 6 3 37 14 28 2 .262 90 10.4 3.9 0.6 7.9 49% .350 .301 1.59 3.53 4.50 113 4.30 100.4
2015 SLN MLB 27 0 23.3 0 0 1 18 13 20 2 .254 97 6.9 5.0 0.8 7.7 43% .254 .235 1.33 4.36 2.31 107 4.45 104.0
2015 JAX AA 5 0 6.0 0 0 2 5 0 4 0 .280 89 7.5 0.0 0.0 6.0 53% .263 .157 0.83 1.96 0.00 96 3.90 99.8
2016 SEA MLB 62 0 64.0 4 6 25 44 21 76 8 .262 100 6.2 3.0 1.1 10.7 45% .242 .215 1.02 3.52 2.81 97 2.67 59.1
2016 EVE A- 2 2 2.0 0 1 0 5 0 5 0 .279 116 22.5 0.0 0.0 22.5 17% .833 .326 2.50 -1.23 13.50 84 2.23 84.2
2017 SEA MLB 23 0 20.0 1 1 1 13 7 15 3 .262 101 5.8 3.1 1.4 6.8 61% .185 .222 1.00 4.78 3.15 97 2.60 55.3
2017 TBA MLB 26 0 24.7 2 1 0 13 7 26 0 .264 96 4.7 2.6 0.0 9.5 53% .220 .159 0.81 2.12 1.09 79 2.24 47.6
2017 ARK AA 4 1 3.3 0 0 0 4 1 4 0 .270 84 10.8 2.7 0.0 10.8 30% .400 .297 1.50 1.81 5.40 99 4.51 101.2
2017 TAC AAA 3 1 2.7 1 0 0 2 3 3 0 .284 116 6.8 10.1 0.0 10.1 50% .333 .255 1.88 4.84 0.00 102 5.25 101.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2010 63 0.5079 0.5238 0.8182 0.6563 0.3871 0.9048 0.6667 0.1818
2011 870 0.5092 0.4241 0.7696 0.5621 0.2810 0.8394 0.6250 0.2304
2012 1067 0.5201 0.4489 0.7620 0.6198 0.2637 0.8023 0.6593 0.2380
2013 1083 0.5051 0.4312 0.7473 0.5777 0.2817 0.8006 0.6358 0.2527
2014 1128 0.4832 0.4167 0.7468 0.5450 0.2967 0.8586 0.5549 0.2532
2015 937 0.4674 0.4120 0.7539 0.5868 0.2585 0.8405 0.5814 0.2461
2016 1067 0.4377 0.4077 0.7080 0.5589 0.2900 0.7969 0.5747 0.2920
2017 733 0.4884 0.4106 0.7409 0.5587 0.2693 0.8100 0.6040 0.2591
Career69480.48720.42310.74710.5740.27910.82190.60510.2529

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-02-18 2014-03-01 Camp 11 0 - Neck Soreness - -
2009-08-13 2009-09-07 Minors 25 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 CHN $6,500,000
2018 CHN $6,500,000
2017 SEA $6,000,000
2016 SEA $4,000,000
2015 MIA $6,650,000
2014 MIA $3,800,000
2013 MIA $505,000
2012 MIA $480,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$21,435,000
2018Current$6,500,000
7 yrPvs + Cur$27,935,000
1 yrFuture$6,500,000
8 yrTotal$34,435,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 143 dJet Sports2 years/$13M (2018-19)

Details
  • 2 years/$13M (2018-19). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/18/17. 18:$6.5M, 19:$6.5M. 2019 salary increases $0.25M each with 30, 40, 45, 50 games as pitcher in 2018.
  • 2 years/$10M (2016-17). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/12/15. 16:$4M, 17:$6M. Annual performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 25, 30 games finished. $0.5M each for 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 GF. Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Seattle 7/28/17 (Mariners to pay $1M of remaining 2017 salary).
  • 1 year/$6.65M (2015). Re-signed by Miami 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by St. Louis in trade from Miami 7/24/15. (Cardinals to pay all remaining 2015 salary, $2,616,393.) Non-tendered by St. Louis 12/2/15.
  • 1 year/$3.8M (2014). Re-signed by Miami 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2013). Re-signed by Miami 2/19/13.
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012). Re-signed by Miami 3/2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Florida 3/1/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Florida 9/20/10.
  • Drafted by Florida 2007 (5-166) (Carson-Newman College).

2018 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 2.2 1.8 0 39 0 58.4 44 22 54 5 .250 1.14 3.26 3.35 6.9 0.7
80o 2.1 1.8 0 39 0 52.4 43 21 49 5 .265 1.23 3.64 3.75 5.2 0.6
70o 2.1 1.9 0 39 0 48.2 42 21 45 5 .276 1.30 3.92 4.05 3.9 0.4
60o 2.1 1.9 0 39 0 44.7 41 20 42 5 .285 1.36 4.16 4.3 2.8 0.3
50o 2.1 1.9 0 39 0 41.5 39 19 39 5 .294 1.42 4.39 4.55 1.8 0.2
40o 2 2 0 39 0 38.4 38 19 36 4 .302 1.48 4.63 4.79 0.7 0.1
30o 2 2 0 39 0 35.1 36 18 33 4 .312 1.54 4.88 5.06 -0.4 -0.0
20o 2 2 0 39 0 31.4 34 17 29 4 .323 1.62 5.19 5.38 -1.8 -0.2
10o 1.9 2.1 0 39 0 26.5 31 15 25 4 .338 1.74 5.62 5.84 -3.7 -0.4
Weighted Mean2.11.9039040.93819385.2921.404.364.511.90.2

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2018 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20193321047050442445548.2991.374.575.028.04.38.20.90.1
20203421042045402141548.3011.374.565.018.14.28.31.00.1
20213521042045402040548.3001.344.474.918.14.08.11.00.1
20223621036038341733448.2971.354.555.008.14.17.91.00.1
20233711031032311529448.3121.424.665.128.64.28.11.10.0
20243821033035321631448.3031.374.635.098.24.18.01.00.0
20253921032034321530448.3051.374.625.088.43.97.91.00.0
20264021033035331630448.3051.394.655.118.44.17.61.00.0
20274121032034321529448.3051.374.705.168.43.97.61.00.0

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1 93 Francisco Cordero 2007 3.27
2 93 Jason Frasor 2010 4.24
3 93 Scot Shields 2008 4.12
4 92 Jesse Crain 2014 0.00 DNP
5 90 Tyler Clippard 2017 5.07
6 88 Jason Isringhausen 2005 2.14
7 88 Luke Gregerson 2016 3.59
8 87 Kevin Gregg 2010 3.66
9 87 Tony Watson 2017 3.51
10 87 Sean Marshall 2015 0.00 DNP
11 86 Craig Breslow 2013 2.41
12 86 Joakim Soria 2016 4.18
13 86 Michael Gonzalez 2010 4.01
14 86 Pedro Feliciano 2009 3.94
15 86 Casey Janssen 2014 4.34
16 86 Brendan Donnelly 2004 3.00
17 86 J.P. Howell 2015 1.84
18 85 Hideki Okajima 2008 2.61
19 85 Brian Fuentes 2008 3.16
20 85 Matt Wise 2008 6.43
21 84 Hoyt Wilhelm 1955 4.75
22 84 Keith Foulke 2005 5.91
23 84 Heath Bell 2010 2.19
24 84 Justin Duchscherer 2010 3.54
25 83 Matt Lindstrom 2012 3.26
26 83 Jonathan Broxton 2016 4.45
27 83 Kevin Jepsen 2017 0.00 DNP
28 83 Fernando Rodney 2009 4.52
29 83 Francisco Rodriguez 2014 3.04
30 83 Jeff Montgomery 1994 4.23
31 82 Will Ohman 2010 3.86
32 82 Mike Marshall 1975 3.79 DNP
33 82 Darren O'Day 2015 1.79
34 82 Will Harris 2017 3.18
35 82 Jose Valverde 2010 3.43
36 82 LaTroy Hawkins 2005 4.15
37 82 Ryan Dempster 2009 4.23
38 82 Tom Wilhelmsen 2016 6.99
39 82 Pedro Strop 2017 3.28
40 82 Ramon Ramirez 2014 0.00
41 81 Ronald Belisario 2015 7.88
42 81 Joe Thatcher 2014 4.75
43 80 Damaso Marte 2007 2.78
44 80 Rafael Soriano 2012 2.26
45 80 Brandon Lyon 2012 3.10
46 80 Sparky Lyle 1977 2.76
47 80 Guillermo Mota 2006 4.69
48 79 Jim Mecir 2002 4.79
49 79 John Axford 2015 4.37
50 79 Cesar Ramos 2016 6.61
51 79 Kyle Farnsworth 2008 4.77
52 79 Huston Street 2016 6.45
53 79 Jonathan Papelbon 2013 3.36
54 79 David Robertson 2017 1.84
55 79 Santiago Casilla 2013 2.52
56 79 Danys Baez 2010 5.85
57 79 J.J. Putz 2009 5.52
58 79 Scott Linebrink 2009 5.46
59 78 George Kontos 2017 3.80
60 78 George Sherrill 2009 1.70
61 78 Geoff Geary 2009 8.55
62 78 Jared Burton 2013 3.95
63 78 John Franco 1993 5.94
64 77 Bobby Seay 2010 0.00 DNP
65 77 Jim Johnson 2015 4.72
66 77 Sergio Romo 2015 3.30
67 77 Alexi Ogando 2016 5.06
68 77 Hank Aguirre 1963 3.83
69 77 Mike Dunn 2017 4.47
70 77 Matt Albers 2015 1.45
71 77 John Hiller 1975 2.67 DNP
72 77 Anthony Varvaro 2017 0.00 DNP
73 77 Jason Christiansen 2002 5.40
74 77 Mariano Rivera 2002 3.13
75 76 Cliff Politte 2006 9.00
76 76 Mike Henneman 1994 7.01
77 76 Brad Ziegler 2012 2.75
78 76 Jim Kern 1981 3.00
79 76 Joel Hanrahan 2014 0.00 DNP
80 76 Jeff Fassero 1995 4.86
81 76 Paul Shuey 2003 3.00
82 75 Dan Wheeler 2010 3.72
83 75 Doug Jones 1989 2.79
84 75 Jose Veras 2013 3.30
85 75 Ray King 2006 5.24
86 75 Jeff Russell 1994 5.53
87 75 Tyler Yates 2010 0.00 DNP
88 75 Willie Hernandez 1987 4.96
89 75 Braden Looper 2007 5.14
90 75 Burke Badenhop 2015 4.07
91 75 Jose Mesa 1998 5.31
92 75 J.C. Romero 2008 2.75
93 75 Brandon Kintzler 2017 3.15
94 75 Grant Balfour 2010 2.60
95 74 Todd Coffey 2013 0.00 DNP
96 74 Doug Corbett 1985 6.65
97 74 Matt Thornton 2009 2.74
98 74 Chad Bradford 2007 3.90
99 74 Rudy Seanez 2001 3.00
100 74 Roberto Hernandez 1997 2.79

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .225 .326 .381 .258
11 vs R (Multi) .208 .265 .309 .216
18 Split (Multi) .018 .061 .072 .042
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .216 .316 .412 .254
31 vs R (2016) .169 .229 .269 .183
38 Split (2016) .046 .088 .143 .071
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2017 In A Room with a View, Lucy Honeychurch’s dour chaperone Charlotte Bartlett bemoans not getting what she expected: “The signora distinctly wrote 'south rooms, with a view and close together,' instead of which she has given us north rooms without a view and a long way apart.” Going into 2016 Jerry Dipoto told Mariners fans he had acquired a closer who could get righties and lefties out, instead of which he gave them a righty specialist with splits a long way apart. Things started well enough, but hardly any good can come from a reliever with a career-high 13.1 percent HR/FB rate, and by August he was supplanted by Edwin Diaz. Cishek is still plenty useful against right-handed hitters, but with offseason hip surgery likely to sideline him through the beginning of spring training and possibly longer it’s unclear whether expectations and reality will be close together or a long way apart.
2016 Cishek had an oddball 2015. He started the season as the Marlins' closer, but lost that gig quickly and went to the minors to work on fixing his arm slot. He returned a week and a half later and pitched well enough to catch the Cardinals' eye at the deadline. Them being the Cardinals and all, he went on to cut his pre-trade ERA in half. This wasn't your normal case of regression to the mean, however. Cishek posted worse peripherals in St. Louis, a development he owed to declining control. To recap: His ERA was bad when his periphs were pretty good, and his ERA was good when his periphs were pretty bad. Makes sense. The Mariners, somewhat optimistically, signed him to be their closer for 2016, or at least to begin with.
2015 From a birds-eye view, Cishek's 2014 was a lot like his 2013. He was a boring, successful closer on an unsuccessful team, armed with lots of saves and strong overall numbers. A deeper look shows some interesting, but not necessarily good changes from 2013. His strikeout rate spiked, pushing him up over 30 percent for the season. But that didn't come with an increased number of whiffs, as his swinging strike rate stayed the same. Also, instead of burning worms with a 54 percent groundball rate (his average over his three previous seasons), Cishek induced grounders on just 43 percent of batted balls. What does it all mean? Well, that's kind of a deep, philosophical question that's not usually covered in a player comment. But in regards to Cishek, he seems to be in his prime, but needs either his groundball rate to regress or his strikeout rate to not.
2014 Picking up where he left off in 2012, the tall New Englander set out to show the world he could vault himself into Proven Closer territoryand he now has the club's smoking jacket as bona fides for future employers. Over the past three seasons, Cishek has been fifth in the majors in OPS allowed to right-handed batters, behind possibly the most predictable top four: Craig Kimbrel, Kenley Jansen, Sergio Romo and Brad Ziegler. He must have had some wicked Memorial Day cookout, as from that point on, he registered a 1.28 ERA and 0.91 WHIP, while saving 29 of 30 games. That streak coincided with an even heavier reliance on his wipeout slider (up to 46 percent in September), which, like adding more bacon to any meal, is never a bad thing in the short term. As a Super Two player, he was in line for a big pay raise through arbitration but is set to resume ninth inning duties for the Marlins in 2014.
2013 Sidewinders who can hold their own against opposite-handed hitters are a rare breed, but Cishek showed that he has that uncommon DNA, stepping in for Heath Bell when the beleaguered ninth-inning man needed a break from his high-stress role. Despite his low arm angle, Cishek can touch 94 mph with his fastball, and the righty complements that uncanny heat with a changeup and slider that each induced a whiff rate above 14 percent last season. With only a modest cut to his walk rate, Cishek could blossom into one of the senior circuits best setup men, and Bell's departure opened the door for him to earn save opportunities in the near term.
2012 Cishek was called up when the Marlins designated Jay Buente for assignment in late May. He didnt allow a run over his first 11 1/3 innings of work and finished the season with another 11 1/3-inning scoreless stretch. In between, he emerged as one of Jack McKeons most-trusted options to keep the Marlins close when trailing in the late innings. Like many tall pitchers, the 6-5 Cishek struggles at times to maintain a consistent release point, which led to a career 3.9 BB/9 in the minors. He has better stuff than his competitors for late-inning work out of the Marlins bullpen, complementing a low-90s fastball with a sweeping slider that reaches the mid-80s, and his effectiveness against batters of both handedness makes him a sleeper candidate for the occasional save opportunity.
2011 Cishek's season was an in-season roster roller-coaster ride, with two promotions to Double-A (he got sent back down in June after a rough two weeks), redemption and contributions to the Suns' second consecutive Southern League championship the second time around, and then a surprise call to the majors at season's end. To cap it off, he made a nice impression in the AFL, striking out 18 against four walks in 13.1 innings pitched. Cishek was the Marlins' fifth-round pick in 2007, coming after they'd picked Dominguez, Stanton, a high-school catcher going nowhere by the name of Jameson Smith, and Bryan Petersen, which makes four guys from one crop who might make the 2011 team. Even so, Cishek isn't a massive prospect, but he is a tall dude with a low-90s sinker/slider mix who should stick around in the pen.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-08-01 16:00:00 (link to chat)I hate closers. Just lost Davis in a 16 team league. Have Edwin Diaz helping me with ratios but no saves yet. Took a flyer before deadline and picked up both Ryan Dull & Edubray Ramos but seems neither their respective clubs made deals. Should I move on from these 2 & look to add Hudson or Axford. Need a closer for the home stretch for saves. Your thoughts would be much appreciated. Thanks
(Jerry from Earth)
Jake Barrett and not Hudson is going to close in Arizona and John Axford isn't any closer to the job. Hang on to Edwin Diaz and hope that Steve Cishek blows another save or two this week. (Mike Gianella)
2015-04-16 17:00:00 (link to chat)Steve Cishek: buy or sell?
(gerrybraun from sandiego)
Hold. He should be OK, and I haven't heard anyone suggest he's at risk. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Any good non-closer RP that should be targeted in NL only for $1?
(craneplace from The Present)
In NL-only for $1 you really could grab a number of quality middle relievers and be happy. If you're asking from a saves perspective, I like Vic Black on the Mets, Mark Melancon on the Pirates and Pedro Strop on the Cubs. I don't know if any of those guys will go for $1, but they could get saves. A.J. Ramos is another guy who could be a "post-hype" saves guy and pick up a few or get the job if Steve Cishek gets traded or is ineffective. (Mike Gianella)


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