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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 matchips, and relievers making a start in Week 20.

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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

Huston Street LAA

David Robertson NYY

Rafael Soriano WSH

Koji Uehara BOS

Joaquin Benoit SD

Santiago Casilla SF

Jake McGee TB

Chad Qualls HOU

Good Matchups

[Player, Team, (Opponent)]

Zach Britton BAL (White Sox and Cubs)

David Robertson NYY (Astros and White Sox)

Kenley Jansen LAD (Padres and Mets)

Bad Matchups

[Player, Team, (Opponent)]

Steve Cishek MIA (Rangers and Rockies)

Jenrry Mejia NYM (Dodgers and Athletics)

Jake McGee TB (Tigers and Blue Jays)

Relief Pitcher Probable Starts

[Player, Team, (Opponent)]

Trevor Cahill, Arizona Diamondbacks (Nationals)

Hector Santiago, Los Angeles Angels (Athletics)

Drew Smyly, Tampa Bay Rays (Blue Jays)

Garrett Richards, Los Angeles Angels (Red Sox and Marlins)

Tyson Ross, San Diego Padres (Dodgers)

Joe Kelly, Boston Red Sox (Marlins)

Chris Capuano, New York Yankees (Astros and White Sox)

Roberto Hernandez, Los Angeles Dodgers (Padres)

Dallas Keuchel, Houston Astros (Yankees)

Alex Wood, Atlanta Braves (Pirates)

Kevin Gausman, Baltimore Orioles (Cubs)

Josh Collmenter, Arizona Diamondbacks (Padres)

Tanner Roark, Washington Nationals (Diamondbacks and Phillies)

Jerome Williams, Philadelphia Phillies (Mariners and Cardinals)

Carlos Carrasco, Cleveland Indians (Astros)

Alfredo Simon, Cincinnati Reds (Cardinals and Braves)

Danny Duffy, Kansas City Royals (Rockies)

Franklin Morales, Colorado Rockies (Marlins)

Brandon Workman, Boston Red Sox (Angels and Mariners)

Hector Noesi, Chicago White Sox (Orioles)

Mike Fiers, Milwaukee Brewers (Blue Jays and Pirates)

Marcus Stroman, Toronto Blue Jays (Rays)

Jimmy Nelson, Milwaukee Brewers (Blue Jays and Padres)

Rubby De La Rosa, Boston Red Sox (Angels)

Miles Mikolas, Texas Rangers (Marlins and Royals)

Nick Martinez, Texas Rangers (Marlins and Mariners)

Shane Greene, New York Yankees (White Sox)

Matt Shoemaker, Los Angles Angels (Red Sox)

Scott Carroll, Chicago White Sox (Yankees)

Yohan Pino, Minnesota Twins (Tigers)

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


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