And just like that, in the blink of an eye, the MLB regular season enters its final week of games, and the fantasy baseball season comes to a close. It has been a two-month whirlwind of a roller coaster with more ups and downs than most people could handle, and you should be proud of your perseverance should you sit atop your league standings.
But though the finish line is visible along the horizon, we still have work to do. Finishing strong is important, and if you are battling for the championship, every bit of help is important.
With the colossal disarray we witnessed at the closer position, the saves category could be an intriguing place to pick up some last-minute points. Whether you are playing in a mixed league or single-league format, the saves category seems bunched up in most leagues. People atop the leaderboard in the category lead by a significant margin, but the middle of the pack appears to be a close enough battle that even just one week of a saves boost could prove to be a difference-maker. And though many MLB teams have locked down their closer for the majority of the season, there are still plenty of bullpen committees from which you can mine for saves.
The Diamondbacks have been a disappointment throughout the season, but they have actually been winning some close games in recent weeks. They are 4-3 in their past seven games, and all four of those games had save situations. The team traded closer Archie Bradley at the deadline and replaced him with Kevin Ginkel, who has since been optioned to their alternate site in the wake of a few meltdowns on the hill.
Enter Stefan Crichton, who has racked up three saves over the past week. He isn’t dazzling anyone with his high-contact/low-strikeout rates, but three saves in a week’s time is huge.
The Diamondbacks close out their season with games against the Rangers and Rockies, clubs who are also struggling to win games this season. If Crichton can hold the job just for this final week, he easily has the potential of another three- or four-save week.
The Blue Jays may have taken their lumps from the suddenly slugging Yankees this past week, but with matchups against the Phillies, Yankees and Orioles over the final stretch, Rafael Dolis could prove to be a solid bullpen asset as well. Recently moved into the closer’s role, Dolis has earned three saves over the previous 10 days hading into the weekend.
Find those low-profile bullpen arms from committee teams for this final stretch. The Mariners and Angels are other places to hunt. And though you’re boosting your saves, also remember, the scoreless innings can add up in a week’s time, so you’re also getting a little boost in the ratios as well.
Howard Bender is a senior writer at FantasyAlarm.com and the host of “Overtime” on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio each Sunday from 11 p.m.-1 a.m. Follow him on Twitter @rotobuzzguy. For more from Fantasy Alarm, listen weekdays on SiriusXM from 4-6 p.m.
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