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Fantasy Baseball: Relief Pitcher Weekly Positional Forecast – Week 6

Josh Collacchi finds closers with no off-days, good matchups, bad matchups, and relievers getting to start in Week 6.

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Each and every week, we will break down the pitching forecast for the upcoming week. Here, you’ll find relief pitchers with no off days (more opportunities), good matchups, and bad matchups. In addition, you will find all relievers who will start a game this week. Keep those guys in mind when your closers have bad matchups, or if you do not have any closers rostered.

Without further ado, this week’s Relief Pitcher Positional Forecast:

Closers with No Off-Days

Kenley Jansen, Los Angeles Dodgers

Huston Street, San Diego Padres

LaTroy Hawkins, Colorado Rockies

Sergio Romo, San Francisco Giants

John Axford, Cleveland Indians

Jonathan Papelbon, Philadelphia Phillies

Fernando Rodney, Seattle Mariners

Joakim Soria, Texas Rangers

Greg Holland, Kansas City Royals

Steve Cishek, Miami Marlins

Glen Perkins, Minnesota Twins

Joe Nathan, Detroit Tigers

Aaron Loup, Toronto Blue Jays

Matt Lindstrom, Chicago White Sox

Hector Rondon, Chicago Cubs

Good Matchups

[Player, Team, (Opponent)]

Jonathan Papelbon, Philadelphia Phillies (Blue Jays and Mets)

Steve Cishek, Miami Marlins (Mets and Padres)

Joe Nathan, Detroit Tigers (Astros and Twins)

Matt Lindstrom, Chicago White Sox (Cubs and Diamondbacks)

Greg Holland, Kansas City Royals (Padres and Mariners)

Bad Matchups

[Player, Team, (Opponent)]

LaTroy Hawkins, Colorado Rockies (Rangers and Reds)

Addison Reed, Arizona Diamondbacks (Brewers and White Sox)

Glen Perkins, Minnesota Twins (Indians and Tigers)

David Robertson, New York Yankees (Angels and Brewers)

Houston Astros’ closers (Tigers and Orioles)

Relief Pitcher Probable Starts

[Player, Team, (Opponent, Date)]

Hector Santiago, Los Angeles Angels (Yankees, May 7)

Drew Smyly, Detroit Tigers (Astros, May 8)

Garrett Richards, Los Angeles Angels (Blue Jays, May 9)

Tyson Ross, San Diego Padres (Marlins, May 9)

Bruce Chen, Kansas City Royals (Disabled List)

Samuel Deduno, Minnesota Twins (Indians, May 6 and Tigers, May 11)

Joe Kelly, St. Louis Cardinals (Disabled List)

Roberto Hernandez, Philadelphia Phillies (Mets, May 9)

Dallas Keuchel, Houston Astros (No projected starts yet)

Alex Wood, Atlanta Braves (Cubs, May 10)

Tanner Scheppers, Texas Rangers (Disabled List)

David Phelps, New York Yankees (Angels, May 6 and Brewers, May 11)

Carlos Villanueva, Chicago Cubs (No projected starts yet)

Jesse Chavez, Oakland Athletics (Mariners, May 6)

Brett Anderson, Colorado Rockies (Disabled List)

Brandon Maurer, Seattle Mariners (Royals, May 10)

Josh Collmenter, Arizona Diamondbacks (Brewers, May 6)

Tanner Roark, Washington Nationals (Athletics, May 9)

Lucas Harrell, Houston Astros (No projected starts yet)

Blake Beavan, Seattle Mariners (No projected starts yet)

Carlos Carrasco, Cleveland Indians (No projected starts yet)

Robbie Ross, Texas Rangers (Rockies, May 6 and Red Sox, May 11)

Alfredo Simon, Cincinnati Reds (Rockies May 10)

Danny Duffy,  Kansas City Royals (Seattle, May 8)

Franklin Morales, Colorado Rockies (Rangers, May 8)

Cesar Ramos, Tampa Bay Rays (Orioles, May 7)

Hector Noesi, Chicago White Sox (Cubs, May 6)

Dustin McGowan, Toronto Blue Jays (Angels, May 9)

Josh TomlinCleveland Indians (Twins, May 6 and Rays, May 11)

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