Is he the new Matt Thornton? Good prospect, huge arm, but control problems and thin secondary pitches hold him back from being a starter. Learns to harness 96 MPH fastball and just runs with it to become a dominating reliever.
Exactly the kind of article I was looking to read. For fantasy purposes, I’m always looking for high upside middle relievers to take at the end of my draft. Sean Doolittle, Kyuji Fujikawa and Bruce Rondon are also some names that I am targeting. Am I missing anyone, Jack?
David Hernandez on Arizona is a great target since a) he’s a very good pitcher in his own right, and b) Putz is in his walk year so Hernandez could take over as closer by midseason if JJ gets traded, or Hernandez could simply inherit the closer’s role in 2014 if the DBacks do not re-sign Putz.
Vinnie Pestano is another player to consider, and you really can’t go wrong with Kenley Jansen. With the Dodgers having announced that League is their closer, this might be the right time to pounce on Kenley for a discount.
Walden isn’t. Traded to Braves. Perkins is. Good catch. Forgot he took the job.
Comment by OaktownSteve — January 10, 2013 @ 1:33 pm
Why would the Rays part with McGee for Morse? McGee is possibly their closer of the future. Morse is an expensive one-year rental, who may not be anywhere near as good as his 2011 season. If the Rays make a LHP offer for Morse, it would likely be Cesar Ramos or Blake Snell.