MLB Observations: Santiago Casilla A's closer?, Archie Bradley, Greg Holland - RotoExperts

MLB Observations: Santiago Casilla A’s closer?, Archie Bradley, Greg Holland

Michael Florio, RotoExperts Staff Writer April 5, 2017
Baseball is back. That means that Florio’s Findings is back, too. For those who are new to reading this column, every week I will write about statistical tidbits that jump out at me that you can use to get a step ahead in Fantasy. These will include players who are going to regress either positively or negatively, teams you can stream both hitters and pitchers against, and more.

However, with just a handful of games played so far, there is too small a sample size to really draw any hard conclusions from the statistics. However, we have already learned some stuff we did not know heading into the season regarding playing time and how players will be used. Let’s see what we have learned so far.

Greg Holland is the unquestioned closer in Colorado. That’s right, the Rockies have won both of their first two games, and Holland recorded the save in both. Not only that, but his competitor for the job, Adam Ottavino, pitched the eighth inning in the first game and the seventh inning in the second game. Holland pitched two shutout innings, allowing just one walk and two strikeouts. More impressive, he is averaging 94 mph on his fastball, which is close to his pre-surgery mark. While many assumed he would be the closer, we now know for sure. If he remains on the waiver wire in either Roto or points formats, it is time to grab him. He would likely cost between 15 and 20 percent of your FAAB.

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