Fantasy MLB
Relief Pitcher Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
Kendall Graveman, RP, OAK5/23/2015 7:53:00 PM
Description: Athletics pitcher Kendall Graveman had a great spot start against the Rays on Saturday.
Insight: Oakland recalled Graveman from Triple-A to make the start on Saturday. He pitched six shutout innings versus the Rays. He allowed three hits, struck out six and walked two. Graveman, however, is not fantasy relevant with a 2-2 record and 6.04 ERA in 22 1/3 innings this season.
Luke Gregerson, RP, HOU5/23/2015 7:14:00 PM
Description: Astros relief pitcher Luke Gregerson picked up his 11th save of the season on Saturday.
Insight: Gregerson struck out J.D. Martinez and Yoenis Cespedes, then induced a groundout from Nick Castellanos. Gregerson has 11 saves, one blown save, 3.86 ERA and 1.07 WHIP in 18 2/3 innings.
Fernando Rodney, RP, SEA5/23/2015 4:54:00 PM
Description: Mariners closer Fernando Rodney picked up his 12th save of the season on Saturday.
Insight: Rodney didn't allow a base runner and struck out two of the three batters he faced. Rodney still has bad numbers, 6.23 ERA and 1.62 WHIP, but he has 12 saves in 13 opportunities.
Kendall Graveman, RP, OAK5/23/2015 10:22:00 AM
Description: Oakland recalled Kendall Graveman and he will make the start on Saturday for the A's.
Insight: Graveman has been ugly this season in four major league starts (1-2, 8.27 ERA 2.020 WHIP), but may have found his stride at Nashville. In four Triple-A starts he was 2-1 with a 1.849 ERA and 1.192 WHIP.
Edward Mujica, RP, OAK5/22/2015 10:08:00 AM
Description: Oakland relief pitcher Edward Mujica suffered a fractured right thumb in Thursday's game and is expected to be placed on the disabled list.
Insight: Mujica had pitched in 16 games this season with a 2-1 record, 3.32 ERA and 1.16 WHIP, but has little fantasy value.
Sean Doolittle, RP, OAK5/21/2015 10:28:00 AM
Description: Athletics closer Sean Doolittle has made three minor league appearances as he makes his way back from his shoulder injury.
Insight: Doolittle is looking at an early June return and should eventuaslly return to his closer's role. If he's available in your league he's worth stashing.
Phil Klein, RP, TEX5/20/2015 10:56:00 PM
Description: Rangers pitcher Phil Klein allowed one run during Wednesday's win over the Red Sox.
Insight: Klein allowed just one run on five hits and one walk over 5 1/3 innings of work. He is 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA.
Jesse Hahn, RP, OAK5/20/2015 5:20:00 PM
Description: Oakland starter Jesse Hahn allowed three runs Wednesday versus Houston.
Insight: He went six innings and gave up five hits and two walks. Hahn struck out six and now has a 4.43 ERA.
Greg Holland, RP, KAN5/19/2015 11:01:00 PM
Description: Royals closer Greg Holland was not available to pitch on Tuesday due to a stiff neck according to the Kansas City Star.
Insight: Holland should be considered day-to-day. That's why fantasy owners should have kept Wade Davis on the fantasy roster. He collected the save on Tuesday.
Kenley Jansen, RP, LOS5/17/2015 6:50:00 PM
Description: Dodgers reliever Kenley Jansen moved back into the closer's role after one stint and made quick work of the Rockies in the ninth inning Sunday night.
Insight: Jansen had an avulsion fracture in his left foot and made his first appearance on Friday night. He needed just 12 pitches to get rid of the Rockies.
Garrett Richards, RP, ANA5/17/2015 4:18:00 PM
Description: Angels right-hander Garrett Richards pitched well, but not well enough for the victory.
Insight: He allowed two runs and five hits, but did stike out seven in 7 2/3 IP. He's still a fantasy stud.
Mike Wright, RP, BAL5/17/2015 4:17:00 PM
Description: Orioles right-hander Mike Wright made his major league debut a memorable one by yielding just four hits over 7 1/3 IP to earn the victory.
Insight: Wright struck out six and didn't walk anyone. He was 3-0 at Triple-A Norfolk after an unspectacular minor league career. Maybe he found something this season? Keep an eye on his next start.
Shane Greene, RP, DET5/15/2015 11:23:00 PM
Description: Tigers starter Shane Greene left Friday's start versus the Cardinals with minor ulnar neuritis according to
Insight: That related to the nerve in Greene's elbow. Greene will undergo more tests on Saturday, so stay tuned.
Koji Uehara, RP, BOS5/15/2015 1:10:00 AM
Description: Red Sox closer Koji Uehara nailed down his eighth save of the season in one, two, three fashion in Seattle on Thursday.
Insight: Uehara induced a fly out, pop out and swinging bunt groundout to retire the side. He is 2-1 with eight saves, 1.64 ERA and 0.64 WHIP and 13 strikeouts in 11 innings this season.
Chase Whitley, RP, NYY5/14/2015 10:46:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Chase Whitley left Thursday's game in the second inning with an elbow injury.
Insight: Whitley will receive an MRI on Friday, but there are no other updates at this time. The way Whitley reacted leaving the field, it looks like it could be serious. Check back for more updates.
Trevor Rosenthal, RP, STL5/14/2015 4:34:00 PM
Description: Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal recorded his 12th save of the season in the, 2-1, victory over the Indians on Thursday.
Insight: Rosenthal recorded four outs in the save, striking out three batters. Rosenthal's 12 saves rank him second in the National League, and he only has one blown one.
Pedro Baez, RP, LOS5/14/2015 10:52:00 AM
Description: Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez left Wednesday's game with an apparent pectoral injury.
Insight: He could end up on the disabled list. Though he's pitched great (1-0, 1.76 ERA, 0.978 WHIP, 22 Ks in 15 1/3 IP), he has little fantasy value unless your league values holds.
Jonathan Papelbon, RP, PHI5/13/2015 10:31:00 PM
Description: Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon earned a save on Wednesday against the Pirates to move into first place on the Phillies all-time saves list.
Insight: Papelbon needed a little bit of help as right fielder Jeff Francouer threw out the potential tying run, Steve Lombardozzi, at the plate for the final out of the game. That came immediately after Lombardozzi advanced from first to third on a Papelbon throwing error. Papelbon has 113 saves with the Phillies and is only the second closer to have at least 100 saves with two different teams.
Nathan Karns, RP, TAM5/13/2015 10:06:00 PM
Description: Rays pitcher Nathan Karns pitched five innings and allowed two runs on seven hits, struck out six and walked two in the, 3-2, victory over the Yankees on Wednesday.
Insight: Karns is 3-1 with a 3.77 ERA this season.
Koji Uehara, RP, BOS5/13/2015 6:34:00 PM
Description: Red Sox closer Koji Uehara earned his seventh save of the season on Wednesday as Boston beat Oakland, 2-0.
Insight: Uehara only allowed one base runner on a walk and struck out a batter. He is 7-for-8 in save chances with a 1.80 ERA and 0.70 WHIP in 10 inning this season.
Jason Grilli, RP, ATL5/12/2015 10:09:00 PM
Description: Braves closer Jason Grilli took the loss on Tuesday versus the Reds.
Insight: Much like the Braves, Grilli started the season so strong, but he has now allowed five runs in his last 3 1/3 innings. He is 0-2 with a 5.23 ERA in 10 1/3 inning this season.
A.J. Ramos, RP, MIA5/12/2015 8:42:00 PM
Description: Marlins relief pitcher A.J. Ramos is expected to get his shot at becoming the team's closer according to the Miami Herald.
Insight: Manager Mike Redmond is likely going to use a "closer by committee" approach, but Ramos could become the team's closer if he pitches well. Steve Cishek was the team's closer, but he has a 1-3 record with a 10.32 ERA in 11 1/3 innings this season.
Steve Cishek, RP, MIA5/12/2015 4:19:00 PM
Description: The Marlins are expected to use a closer by commitee moving forward.
Insight: Steve Cishek blew his second straight save on Monday night. Manager Mike Redmond said Cishek will be in the mix, but that is definitely no assurance for fantasy owners there. Miami is also reportedly interested in Rafael Soriano.
Luke Gregerson, RP, HOU5/12/2015 4:18:00 PM
Description: Astros RP Luke Gregerson has been activated from the family medical emergency list.
Insight: He has been out since Friday, but is ready to roll. Gregerson has seven saves and a 2.57 ERA overall.
Garrett Richards, RP, ANA5/10/2015 5:51:00 PM
Description: Angels right-hander Garrett Richards struck out 10 Sunday versus Houston.
Insight: He allowed one run on just one hit and four walks over 6 2/3 innings. Richards now has a 2.27 ERA this season.
Mark Melancon, RP, PIT5/10/2015 4:27:00 PM
Description: Pirates closer Mark Melancon looked a bit shaky, but he nailed down his seventh save of the season as Pittsburgh beat St. Louis, 4-3, on Sunday.
Insight: Melancon allowed two hits in the first three batters as the tying run moved into scoring position, but he was able to strike out Jason Heyward and then induced a grounder from pinch hitter Pete Kozma. Melancon hasn't allowed a run in his last three innings, so his numbers, 3.77 ERA and 1.26 WHIP, look a little bit better after a rough first half of April.
Koji Uehara, RP, BOS5/10/2015 3:54:00 PM
Description: Red Sox closer Koji Uehara recorded his sixth save of the season on Sunday in the, 6-3, victory over the Blue Jays.
Insight: Uehara allowed one base runner, a walk to Toronto catcher Josh Thole, but he struck out and induced two ground outs versus the other three batters he faced. Uehara has a 2.16 ERA and 0.72 WHIP in 8 1/3 innings this season.
Chase Anderson, RP, ARI5/10/2015 9:17:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks starter Chase Anderson pitched seven quality innings, allowing just one run on five hits against the Padres on Saturday.
Insight: Anderson received a no-decision as San Diego won in extra innings, 6-4. Anderson is 0-1 with a 2.97 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 29 strikeouts in 36 1/3 innings this season.