Fantasy Baseball Bullpen Report: July 18
Steve Pimental goes around the league, highlighting bullpens of note and potential closers to add to your fantasy baseball rosters.
Kenley Jansen will reportedly be available to pitch Thursday after taking a line drive off of his foot Tuesday. Jansen stayed in the game but then blamed his blown save on his foot injury. Dave Roberts certainly made a bigger deal out of it than it was in his postgame comments, so assuming Jansen actually is available Thursday, he should be just fine going forward. If for some reason Jansen wound up on the IL, Joe Kelly would almost certainly get the first crack as saves.
Luke Jackson has three saves in the last week, and A.J. Minter added one on Sunday for good measure. The Braves will almost certainly add bullpen help before the trade deadline, and I still think there is a strong chance one of the arms they add will close ahead of Jackson. That being said, he has nearly as many saves (17) as walks (18) this season, to go along with a 12.26 K/9. I would no longer be shocked if Jackson holds on to the closing job all season.
Jackson and Ian Kennedy are the only closers...