Fantasy Baseball Bullpen Report: May 23
Steve Pimental goes around the league, highlighting bullpens of note and potential closers to add to your fantasy baseball rosters.
It has been an interesting week for bullpen situations. On the one hand, it seems like news has been quiet, and most of the saves leaders over the last week are the usual suspects, like Kirby Yates , Blake Treinen , Aroldis Chapman , Roberto Osuna , Sean Doolittle and Raisel Iglesias . That being said, there has been some notable bullpen news since last week. Nearly a quarter of the league has had something noteworthy happen, so let’s take a closer look.
The Phillies have gotten four saves in the last seven days, by three different relievers. Héctor Neris had two of them, and he is clearly the Phillies reliever you want, but I don’t think Pat Neshek is going away. He has two saves in his last three appearances, and he has six saves+holds this month. Neshek isn’t striking anyone out but he also isn’t walking anyone. While he can be effective in real life pitching that way, he is never going to be valuable for fantasy outside of deep or NL-only leagues.
José Leclerc has...