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James Karinchak Cleveland Indians

Cleveland Indians – James Karinchak relieved Shane Bieber in a high-leverage jam in the seventh, allowing Emmanuel Clase to grab the win in the eighth before Nick Wittgren picked up the save in the ninth. 

Hierarchy remains: *Karinchak | Clase | Wittgren.
* = closer-by-committee

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Brad Boxberger Milwaukee Brewers

Milwaukee Brewers – The Brewers needed Josh Hader to pitch the ninth in a tie game; they used Devin Williams in the eighth; and Brent Suter pitched three innings on Tuesday. So after they took a three-run lead in the top of the tenth, they called on J.P. Feyereisen to nail things down. He loaded the bases with two outs, though, so when Brad Boxberger induced a flyout, he earned his first save since March 28, 2019 — shortly before he was replaced as the Royals closer by Ian Kennedy.

Hierarchy remains: Hader | Williams | Suter.

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Texas Rangers — Ian Kennedy is pulling away from the pack in the Rangers bullpen, earning his second consecutive save with three strikeouts in a one-run game. If Kennedy gets the next save for the Rangers, we think he’ll have done enough to kick the asterisk.

Hierarchy remains: *Kennedy | Bush | Sborz.
* = closer-by-committee

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Taylor Clarke Arizona Diamondbacks

Arizona Diamondbacks — Things are somehow getting worse in the snakebitten Diamondbacks bullpen, with Chris Devenski heading to the restricted list for “personal reasons.” Stefan Crichton and the ailing Kevin Ginkel should lead the pack now, with Taylor Clarke joining them in the hierarchy.

Updated hierarchy: *Crichton | Ginkel | Clarke.
* = closer-by-committee

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Sergio Romo Oakland Athletics

If the A's would just win today and tomorrow, we might know who to bet on this weekend. If they don't, I'll say it's Sergio.

April 8, 2021

Oakland A’s — Trevor Rosenthal, Oakland’s record-breaking closer signing, is now considering thoracic outlet surgery that would have him out for at least 12 weeks. Rosenthal missed the 2018 season after Tommy John surgery and had a very disappointing 2019, but his strong 2020 had the A’s hoping he was back to his old self. Here’s hoping that happens soon.

Hierarchy remains: Diekman | Romo | Petit.

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Connor Brogdon Philadelphia Phillies

A big factor there is how many slots do you have to fill? In a redraft 4x4 league with nine pitchers, I'd bid $4. That's more than some will pay and less than others will pay.

Before we get the stat feed (and the third win) his G/L/F is 75/0/25. But he does look like a better than okay set-up guy. 

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Ignoring the wins, look at his MiLB numbers.  Career 2.50 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 230Ks, in 180 IP.  Debut as a 25 year old last year was pretty decent.  Seems like should provide nice value.  Has some closing experience too.

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Xander Bogaerts Boston Red Sox

His G/L/F after five games: 25/31/44.

Xander Bogaerts (SS) BOS - Apr. 07

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=769354

Bogaerts went 3-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Rays.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Bogaerts got off to a slow start this season as he went 1-for-12 during Boston's opening series against Baltimore, but he has turned things around quickly and has posted two multi-hit games over his last three appearances since then.

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His G/L/F after five games: 25/31/44.

Xander Bogaerts (SS) BOS - Apr. 07

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=769354

Bogaerts went 3-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Rays.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Bogaerts got off to a slow start this season as he went 1-for-12 during Boston's opening series against Baltimore, but he has turned things around quickly and has posted two multi-hit games over his last three appearances since then.


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Ronald Acuna Atlanta Braves

Before today's stat feed: SLG .647, BABIP .200, G/L/F 42/17/42.

Ronald Acuna (OF) ATL - Apr. 07

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=769311

Acuna went 3-for-6 with a double, two runs, one RBI, two stolen bases and one walk during Wednesday's doubleheader sweep at Washington.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: The 23-year-old followed up Tuesday's two-homer performance by going 3-for-4 in Wednesday's matinee to help the Braves snatch their first win of the season. Acuna is 7-for-23 with two home runs, two doubles, four RBI, two stolen bases, two walks and six strikeouts through the first six games of 2021.

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Connor Brogdon Philadelphia Phillies
Like Naquin, he has put up early season, unsustainable numbers.  How much is 3 wins worth in one week?  
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Kwang-hyun Kim St. Louis Cardinals
That awful Spring allowed him to fall through the cracks.  Picked him up for $1 in the end game.
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Luis Campusano San Diego Padres

Threw $1 at him tonight.  Should payoff at the trade deadline if I’m in it. 

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Tyler Stephenson Cincinnati Reds
Grabbed him for $1 tonight. 
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Nick Ahmed Arizona Diamondbacks

Picked him up for $1 tonight when no one had $$ to say $2. He never gets much respect but he always earns. 

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Anthony Santander Baltimore Orioles

Very sweet throw. Aggressively grindingly painful tag. How emotionally attached to my ADL team, on which I have both Santander and Urshela. My conclusion, I'm glad Santander wasn't grinding his mitt into Gio's face, but then he wouldn't usually have the chance.

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Gleyber Torres New York Yankees

Embarrassed by the Orioles' catcher on a routine grounder. Severino busts it all the way to first and forces a bad (surprised) throw. The Yankees' catcher, Gary Sanchez, trots to first on a line drive to left that Mountcastle misses.

In an 11-inning game, that's the difference.

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Anthony Santander Baltimore Orioles

Wins the game with a solid throw from right (his second in extra innings) to nail Urshela at the plate for the last out in the 11th.

How many games this year will go beyond 11?

It seems so wrong. Every team has a long reliever in the pen who can pitch until the game is decided. Isn't that a fair test of which team is worthy?.

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Kyle Higashioka New York Yankees

Lines a 2-0 pitch to right with two outs in the 10th to tie the game.

These extra-inning games are tough. Pitchers who get a win or a save should get extra credit. Especially a save.

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