Relief Pitcher Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
Andrew Miller, RP, NYY7/7/2015 4:25:00 PM
Description: Yankees left-hander Andrew Miller (strained forearm) will be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday, according to manager Joe Girardi.
Insight: Girardi said that Miller will likely slide back to the closer role upon his return, pushing Dellin Betances back to a set-up role.
Aroldis Chapman, RP, CIN7/6/2015 10:34:00 PM
Description: Reds closer Aroldis Chapman recorded his 17th save of the season in the, 3-2, victory over the Nationals on Monday.
Insight: Chapman allowed one walk, but he retired the other three batters he faced, including one strikeout. Chapman has just one blown save with a 1.73 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 62 strikeouts in 36 1/3 innings this year.
Mark Melancon, RP, PIT7/5/2015 4:37:00 PM
Description: Pirates closer Mark Melancon recorded his league-leading 27th save in the, 5-3, victory over the Indians on Sunday.
Insight: Pittsburgh continues to roll as they move 13 games over .500 for the first time this season, and Melancon has been right in the thick of the team's success. The Pirates closer still hasn't allowed an earned run since May 11. Melancon supports a 1.58 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in 40 innings.
Kendall Graveman, RP, OAKHot7/4/2015 6:52:00 PM
Description: Athletics pitcher Kendall Graveman won a hard-earned victory outdueling King Felix for his sixth win against four losses.
Insight: Graveman went seven shut out innings, yielding five hits. He is now 6-4 with a 3.16 ERA.
Cody Anderson, RP, CLEHot7/4/2015 6:47:00 PM
Description: Indians rookie Cody Anderson pitched another gem on Saturday, his third straight game of one run or less.
Insight: Anderson now owns a 0.76 ERA after hurling eight innings and yielding one run on six hits. Stop procrastinating and pick him up.
Garrett Richards, RP, ANA7/4/2015 12:04:00 AM
Description: Angels right-hander Garrett Richards was excellent on Friday, pitching 7 2/3 innings and allowing just one run versus the Rangers.
Insight: Richards yielded six hits, struck out six and walked just one. He is 9-5 with a 3.35 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 74 strikeouts in 94 innings this season.
Neftali Feliz, RP, TEX7/3/2015 10:20:00 AM
Description: Rangers reliever Neftali Feliz has been activated from the disabled list.
Insight: Feliz will come back as the setup guy for Shawn Tolleson. He didn't pitch well at Round Rock and there are many questions as to whether he's ready to return to closer's form.
Sean Doolittle, RP, OAK7/1/2015 10:21:00 PM
Description: Athletics closer Sean Doolittle told the San Francisco Chronicle he expects to start playing catch toward the end of next week.
Insight: Doolittle is still recovering from a strained left shoulder. He returned from the injury to make one appearance and then immediately went back on the disabled list in May. Doolittle will be out until at least late July.
Jesse Hahn, RP, OAK7/1/2015 7:03:00 PM
Description: Athletics starter Jesse Hahn allowed just one run on four hits in six innings against the Rockies on Wednesday.
Insight: Hahn went six strong innings, walking two and striking out six. He is 6-6 with a 3.35 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 64 strikeouts in 96 2/3 innings this season.
Aroldis Chapman, RP, CIN7/1/2015 5:54:00 PM
Description: Reds closer Aroldis Chapman recorded his 16th save of the season in the, 2-1, victory over the Twins on Wednesday.
Insight: Chapman is 16-for-17 in save chances this season. He also has a 1.83 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 60 strikeouts in 34 1/3 innings. He will likely be dealt to a contender at the deadline, which should help his fantasy value because he isn't getting to many save opportunities with Cincinnati.
Sean Doolittle, RP, OAK6/30/2015 10:18:00 AM
Description: Athletics closer Sean Doolittle (shoulder) may not return this season.
Insight: His velocity was way down during his May 27 appearance and we've heard no progress in the last month. Tyler Clippard should be the closer for the foreseeable future.
Andrew Miller, RP, NYY6/30/2015 10:16:00 AM
Description: Yankees left-hander Andrew Miller (strained forearm) was long tossing over the weekend and should progress from there if there are no setbacks.
Insight: Miller had been un-hittable before the injury, with 17 saves, a 1.03 ERA and 0.68 WHIP. The team is hoping for a mid-July return
Cody Anderson, RP, CLE6/29/2015 10:36:00 PM
Description: Indians rookie Cody Anderson pitched a gem Monday versus Tampa Bay.
Insight: Anderson was perfect threw 6 2/3 innings, before giving up a homer to Grady Sizemore. He ended up allowing just two total hits, while striking out two over eight innings. Monitor his progress, as Anderson now owns a 0.57 ERA.
Nathan Karns, RP, TAM6/29/2015 10:33:00 PM
Description: Rays pitcher Nathan Karns allowed two runs over six innings Monday versus Cleveland.
Insight: Karns struck out seven as well, but was outshined by Cody Anderson's performance. Karns now owns a 3.26 ERA overall.
Chase Anderson, RP, ARI6/28/2015 9:24:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks starter Chase Anderson defeated the Padres on Sunday.
Insight: Anderson allowed four runs on five hits and one walk, while striking out one over seven innings of work. He is now 4-2 with a 3.66 ERA, and could be worth a look in deeper formats.
Garrett Richards, RP, ANA6/27/2015 10:01:00 PM
Description: Angels right-hander Garrett Richards allowed two runs on seven hits in 7 2/3 innings in the, 4-2, victory over the Mariners on Saturday.
Insight: Richards also struck out six and walked one. He is 8-5 with a 3.54 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 68 strikeouts in 86 1/3 innings this season.
Williams Perez, RP, ATL6/26/2015 9:59:00 PM
Description: Braves pitcher Williams Perez did not make it out of the fifth inning Friday versus Pittsburgh.
Insight: Perez did not allow a run through four innings, but faced some toruble in the fifth. He have up two runs on four hits and two walks, while striking out two over 4 2/3 innings of work. Perez now has a 2.88 ERA.
Adam Warren, RP, NYY6/25/2015 10:30:00 PM
Description: Yankees pitcher Adam Warren allowed three runs (two earned) Thursday versus Houston.
Insight: Warren went 5 2/3 innings and gave up five hits and one walk. He struck out four and now has a 3.59 ERA overall.
Nathan Karns, RP, TAM6/24/2015 3:53:00 PM
Description: Rays pitcher Nathan Karns pitched six shutout innings in the loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
Insight: Karns was well gone when Toronto finally scored a run on a solo homer in the 12th. The Blue Jays won, 1-0. Karns is 4-3 with a 3.28 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 77 strikeouts in 85 innings this season.
Francisco Rodriguez, RP, MIL6/24/2015 12:05:00 PM
Description: Brewers relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez picked up his 14th save of the season, striking out two batters and not allowing a base runner in the, 3-2, victory over the Mets on Tuesday.
Insight: Rodriguez hasn't received many save chances this season with the Brewers so bad, but he hasn't blown a save chance yet. Rodriguez has a 1.04 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 31 strikeouts to go along with his 14 saves in 26 innings this season.
Mark Melancon, RP, PIT6/23/2015 10:58:00 PM
Description: Pirates closer Mark Melancon recorded another save in the, 7-6, victory over the Reds on Tuesday.
Insight: Melancon struck out the side in order to shut the door on the Reds. He now leads all of baseball with 24 saves. Melancon hasn't allowed an earned run since May 11. He has a 1.82 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 22 strikeouts in 34 2/3 innings this season.

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