Fantasy Baseball: Relief Pitcher Weekly Positional Forecast

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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

Sergio Romo SF

Fernando Rodney SEA

Kenley Jansen LAD

Craig Kimbrel ATL

Addison Reed ARZ

David Robertson NYY

Joe Nathan DET

Rafael Soriano WSH

Casey Janssen TOR

LaTroy Hawkins COL

Koji Uehara BOS

Jason Grilli PIT

Aroldis Chapman CIN

Cody Allen CLE

Good Matchups

[Player, Team, (Opponent)]

Huston Street, San Diego Padres (Phillies and Mets)

Kenley Jansen, Los Angeles Dodgers (Reds and Diamondbacks)

Jonathan Papelbon, Philadelphia Phillies (Padres and Cubs)

Bad Matchups

[Player, Team, (Opponent)]

Sergio Romo, San Francisco Giants (Nationals and Rockies)

Greg Holland, Kansas City Royals (Indians and White Sox)

Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves (Rockies and Angels)

Rafael Soriano, Washington Nationals (Giants and Cardinals)

Relief Pitcher Probable Starts

[Player, Team, (Opponent, Date)]

Drew Smyly, Detroit Tigers (White Sox, June 11)

Garrett Richards, Los Angeles Angels (Athletics, June 9 and Braves, June 15)

Tyson Ross, San Diego Padres (Phillies, June 11)

Samuel Deduno, Minnesota Twins (Tigers, June 14)

Roberto Hernandez, Philadelphia Phillies (Cubs, June 13)

Dallas Keuchel, Houston Astros (Diamondbacks, June 11)

Kevin Gausman, Baltimore Orioles (Blue Jays, June 12)

David Phelps, New York Yankees (Mariners, June 12)

Jesse Chavez, Oakland Athletics (Angels, June 9, and Yankees, June 15)

Josh Collmenter, Arizona Diamondbacks (Astros, June 9, and Dodgers, June 14)

Tanner Roark, Washington Nationals (Giants, June 11)

Drew Pomeranz, Colorado Rockies (Angels, June 10)

Tim Stauffer, San Diego Padres (Mets, June 14)

Alfredo Simon, Cincinnati Reds (Dogers, June 12)

Danny Duffy, Kansas City Royals (White Sox, June 13)

Brandon Workman, Boston Red Sox (Orioles, June 10, and Indians, June 15)

Hector Noesi, Chicago White Sox (Tigers, June 9, and Royals, June 14)

Daisuke Matsuzaka, New York Mets (Brewers, June 10, and Padres, June 15)

Marcus Stroman, Toronto Blue Jays (Twins, June 11)

Josh TomlinCleveland Indians (Red Sox, June 12)

Rubby De La Rosa, Boston Red Sox (Orioles, June 11)

Nick Martinez, Texas Rangers (Indians, June 9, and Mariners, June 15)

Blake Treinen, Washington Nationals (Giants, June 12)

Chase Whitley, New York Yankees (Mariners, June 11)

Stay tuned for next week’s edition of our pitching forecasts.

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Josh Collacchi
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