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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 this week.

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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

Zach Britton BAL

Fernando Rodney SEA

Francisco Rodriguez MIL

Joe Nathan DET

Huston Street LAA

Trevor Rosenthal STL

Kevin Quackenbush SD

Koji Uehara BOS

Cody Allen CLE

Aroldis Chapman CIN

Good Matchups

[Player, Team, (Opponent)]

Greg Holland KC (Rangers and Yankees)

Huston Street LAA (Astros and Twins)

Kevin Quackenbush SD (Diamondbacks and Rockies)

Bad Matchups

[Player, Team, (Opponent)]

Glen Perkins MIN (White Sox and Angels)

Cody Allen CLE (Tigers and White Sox)

Santiago Casilla SF (Rockies and Tigers)

Relief Pitcher Probable Starts

[Player, Team, (Opponent)]

Trevor Cahill, Arizona Diamondbacks (Padres and Dodgers)

Jacob Turner, Chicago Cubs (Brewers and Blue Jays)

Hector Santiago, Los Angeles Angels (Twins)

Drew Smyly, Tampa Bay Rays (Red Sox and Orioles)

Tyson Ross, San Diego Padres (Diamondbacks and Rockies)

Felix Doubront, Chicago Cubs (Pirates)

Joe Kelly, Boston Red Sox (Yankees and Blue Jays)

Chris Capuano, New York Yankees (Red Sox)

Roberto Hernandez, Los Angeles Dodgers (Nationals and Padres)

Dallas Keuchel, Houston Astros (Athletics)

Alex Wood, Atlanta Braves (Marlins)

Kevin Gausman, Baltimore Orioles (Rays)

Josh Collmenter, Arizona Diamondbacks (Padres)

Tanner Roark, Washington Nationals (Phillies)

Jerome Williams, Philadelphia Phillies (Nationals)

Yusmeiro Petit, San Francisco Giants (Rockies)

Carlos Carrasco, Cleveland Indians (Tigers and White Sox)

Alfredo Simon, Cincinnati Reds (Mets)

Danny Duffy, Kansas City Royals (Yankees)

Franklin Morales, Colorado Rockies (Giants and Padres)

Hector Noesi, Chicago White Sox (Twins and Athletics)

Mike Fiers, Milwaukee Brewers (Cardinals)

Marcus Stroman, Toronto Blue Jays (Rays and Cubs)

Cory Rasmus, Los Angeles Angels (Twins)

Jimmy Nelson, Milwaukee Brewers (Cubs and Cardinals)

Rubby De La Rosa, Boston Red Sox (Rays and Blue Jays)

Dylan Axelrod, Cincinnati Reds (Orioles and Cardinals)

Nick Martinez, Texas Rangers (Mariners)

Carlos Frias, Los Angeles Dodgers (Nationals)

Shane Greene, New York Yankees (Red Sox and Royals)

Matt Shoemaker, Los Angles Angels (Twins)

Scott Carroll, Chicago White Sox (Indians)

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

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