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Stuck in the Middle With You..


Tyler Clippard

About this time every year, I get the email or tweet from the nervous fantasy owner who is deficient in saves, or their ERA/WHIP are inflating (like this nurse’s breasts) out of control and need a solution. If you remember my piece on middle relievers this time last year, it went a little something like this.. 

The middle reliever might not have the big paycheck, the electrifying entrance song or his own fan section, but he does carry five category potential. You may be rewarded when he has the opportunity to pick up the scab win or he gets the save chance when the tabbed closer is given the night off. Additionally, he will maintain a humble ERA and WHIP while posting a first-class K:BB ratio. Lastly, the reliever you are looking to add could be the handcuff to your current closer for insurance purposes. Sound about right? 

Now, check out this year’s list of middle relievers who are providing 4-5 category numbers through six weeks. If you’re pitching staff needs some help, take these six guys into consideration if they are available in your league.


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