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Fantasy Baseball: Relief Pitcher Weekly Positional Forecast

Josh Collacchi identifies every fantasy baseball closer with no off-days, good matchups, bad matchups, and relievers making a start in Week 15.

Koji Uehara
Koji Uehara

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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

Since this is the week before the All-Star break, nearly every team has a full week of games. The only teams who do not have a full slate include: Diamondbacks, Marlins, Rockies, Blue Jays, Rays, Astros. Be sure to keep this in mind when setting your lineups this week.

Good Matchups

[Player, Team, (Opponent)]

Kenley Jansen LAD (Tigers and Padres)

Rafael Soriano WSH (Orioles and Phillies)

Koji Uehara BOS (White Sox and Astros)

Bad Matchups

[Player, Team, (Opponent)]

Huston Street SD (Rockies and Dodgers)

Zach Britton BAL (Nationals and Yankees)

Cody Allen CLE (Yankees and White Sox)

Relief Pitcher Probable Starts

[Player, Team, (Opponent, Date)]

Drew Smyly, Detroit Tigers (Royals, July 10)

Garrett Richards, Los Angeles Angels (Rangers, July 11)

Tyson Ross, San Diego Padres (Rockies, July 8, and Dodgers, July 13)

Roberto Hernandez, Philadelphia Phillies (Brewers, July 9)

Dallas Keuchel, Houston Astros (Rangers, July 9)

Alex Wood, Atlanta Braves (Cubs, July 11)

David Phelps, New York Yankees (Indians, July 10)

Jesse Chavez, Oakland Athletics (Mariners, July 12)

Josh Collmenter, Arizona Diamondbacks (Marlins, July 9)

Tanner Roark, Washington Nationals (Orioles, July 9)

Alfredo Simon, Cincinnati Reds (Cubs, July 9)

Danny Duffy, Kansas City Royals (Tigers, July 11)

Carlos Martinez, St. Louis Cardinals (Pirates, July 8, Brewers, July 13)

Franklin Morales, Colorado Rockies (Padres, July 8)

Brandon Workman, Boston Red Sox (White Sox, July 8, Astros, July 13)

Hector Noesi, Chicago White Sox (Indians, July 11)

Daisuke Matsuzaka, New York Mets (Braves, July 7, Marlins, July 12)

Marcus Stroman, Toronto Blue Jays (Angels, July 9)

Josh TomlinCleveland Indians (Yankees, July 9)

Miles Mikolas, Texas Rangers (Astros, July 7, Angels, July 12)

Nick Martinez, Texas Rangers (Astros, July 8, Angels, July 13)

Matt Shoemaker, Los Angles Angels (Blue Jays, July 9)

Scott Carroll, Chicago White Sox (Red Sox, July 7, Indians, July 12)

Yohan Pino, Minnesota Twins (Mariners, July 10)

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

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