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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 getting a start in Week 19.

Trevor Rosenthal
Trevor Rosenthal

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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

Jenrry Mejia NYM

Koji Uehara BOS

Addison Reed ARZ

Trevor Rosenthal STL

Craig Kimbrel ATL

Rafael Soriano WAS

Mark Melancon PIT

Aroldis Chapman CIN

Hector Rondon CHC

Good Matchups

[Player, Team, (Opponent)]

Koji Uehara BOS (Reds and Astros)

Trevor Rosenthal STL (Marlins and Padres)

Huston Street LAA (Phillies and Rangers)

Bad Matchups

[Player, Team, (Opponent)]

Fernando Rodney SEA (Blue Jays and Tigers)

Craig Kimbrel ATL (Dodgers and Athletics)

Jonathan Papelbon PHI (Angels and Giants)

Relief Pitcher Probable Starts

[Player, Team, (Opponent)]

Trevor Cahill, Arizona Diamondbacks (Marlins)

Hector Santiago, Los Angeles Angels (Rangers)

Drew Smyly, Tampa Bay Rays (Yankees)

Garrett Richards, Los Angeles Angels (Rangers)

Tyson Ross, San Diego Padres (Cardinals)

Joe Kelly, Boston Red Sox (Reds and Astros)

Chris Capuano, New York Yankees (Orioles and Rays)

Roberto Hernandez, Los Angeles Dodgers (Braves)

Dallas Keuchel, Houston Astros (Red Sox)

Alex Wood, Atlanta Braves (Athletics)

Kevin Gausman, Baltimore Orioles (Indians)

Brad Hand, Miami Marlins (Diamondbacks)

Josh Collmenter, Arizona Diamondbacks (Indians and Marlins)

Tanner Roark, Washington Nationals (Pirates)

Jerome Williams, Philadelphia Phillies (Angels and Mariners)

Carlos Carrasco, Cleveland Indians (Orioles)

Alfredo Simon, Cincinnati Reds (Rockies)

Danny Duffy, Kansas City Royals (Twins)

Franklin Morales, Colorado Rockies (Reds)

Brandon Workman, Boston Red Sox (Astros)

Hector Noesi, Chicago White Sox (Blue Jays)

Mike Fiers, Milwaukee Brewers (Cubs)

Marcus Stroman, Toronto Blue Jays (White Sox)

Jimmy Nelson, Milwaukee Brewers (Dodgers)

Rubby De La Rosa, Boston Red Sox (Astros)

Miles Mikolas, Texas Rangers (Rays)

Nick Martinez, Texas Rangers (Angels)

Shane Greene, New York Yankees (Orioles)

Matt Shoemaker, Los Angles Angels (Rangers)

Yohan Pino, Minnesota Twins (Astros and Royals)

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


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