FOLLOW US ON TWITTER

LIKE THE FANTASY SPORTS BOSS ON FACEBOOOK

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

2018 FANTASY BASEBALL CLOSING TIME: KYLE BARRACLOGH ON THE BRINK

Maybe the Miami Marlins should have traded closer Kyle Barraclough while they had the chance.  While a slew of closers were sent packing to new teams over the last few weeks, the Marlins decided to hang onto the hard-throwing Barraclough at the July 31 trade deadline given his youth and possible standing as the team's ninth-inning man both now and into the future.  Well Barraclough may have only needed a week since the deadline to literally throw away the gig as his recent massive slump has gotten to the point where manager Don Mattingly refused to say whether or not he would get the next save chance by the team.  With the Marlins having already dealt with the simply brutal closing performance of Brad Ziegler earlier in the season, the hope was that Barraclough would be up to the task as the team's stopper.  After a decent start once given the chance, Barraclough has gone completely backward of late as he has given up a staggering 11 earned runs in his last 3.2 IP.  During that beyond ugly span, Barraclough's ERA has gone from a sparkling 1.45 to a blown up 3.45.  Having given up a run in just .1 IP Monday night, Mattingly may now look to setup man Drew Steckenrider who has tossed scoreless appearances in 7 of his last 8 outings.  While Steckenrider's ratios of a 3.41 ERA and 1.28 WHIP are not dominant by any means, he does have 56 Kin 50 IP which is closer-worthy and like we said, he has done his best work of late.  So all Barraclough owners need to grab Steckenrider if he is available as it looks like another changing of the guard could be taking place when it comes to the Miami closing hierarchy.  


No comments:

Post a Comment