Roundtable: Bullpen Bets

Roundtable: Bullpen Bets
In this week's edition of the Fantasy Roundtable, the Rotoworld Baseball crew offers up several good stashes for saves.
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Jonathan Villar went 1-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base and a run scored in a win over the Braves on Tuesday.

Villar ended up scoring the winning run after walking, stealing second and scoring on a Scooter Gennett single in the eighth inning. The stolen base was his 15th of the season. Villar has thrived in an everyday role with the Brewers, batting .287/.385/.389 in 43 games.
May 24 - 10:32 PM

R.A. Dickey struck out seven but was charged with four runs over 6 2/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees.

One run scored in the first inning after Jose Bautista turned a Jacoby Ellsbury single into a triple with an ill-advised dive. Dickey didn't pitch poorly, as he yielded only five hits and a couple walks. However, after a nice three-start stretch, Dickey has now given up four runs in back-to-back outings. He'll get the Red Sox this weekend.
May 24 - 10:28 PM

Jeremy Jeffress tossed a scoreless ninth inning against the Braves on Tuesday to earn his 12th save.

Jeffress allowed a one-out single but nothing more. It was a nice answer after Jeffress blew his last save opportunity, his first blown save of the season. The young right-hander has taken to the closer role very well, owning a 2.25 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 13/4 K/BB ratio over 20 innings of work to date.
May 24 - 10:28 PM

Carson Smith underwent Tommy John reconstructive surgery on his right elbow Tuesday.

The procedure was deemed a success, per Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald. Smith will obviously miss the remainder of the 2016 season, and he could remain sidelined through the first half of 2017. The young right-hander was acquired from the Mariners this past winter as part of the Wade Miley trade. He'll have to sit on his shiny 2.00 career major league ERA for the next 13-15 months.
May 24 - 10:28 PM

Carlos Beltran launched a solo homer, drove in two runs and scored a pair of runs in Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays.

R.A. Dickey left a knuckleball up in the fourth inning, and Beltran clubbed it into the right field seats. It was the veteran's 10th dinger of the season and fifth over his last 15 games. Beltran has collected 10 hits and 10 RBI over his last five contests.
May 24 - 10:24 PM

Julio Teheran struck out a career-best 12 batters over seven innings Tuesday, allowing one run, but still didn't factor in the decision against the Brewers.

Teheran gave up just three hits, one being a Ryan Braun solo homer, without walking a batter, but the Braves weren't able to muster much offense against Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson either. It's been that kind of year for Teheran, who is just 1-4 but owns a stellar 2.57 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and 59/17 K/BB ratio over 63 innings of work. The 25-year-old will next take on the Marlins on Sunday.
May 24 - 10:22 PM

Jimmy Nelson struck out eight batters over six innings of one-run ball in a no-decision against the Braves on Tuesday.

Nelson scattered four hits and three walks, with only a Mallex Smith RBI triple in the fifth inning counting against him. Nelson has now turned in three straight starts of six innings or more with two runs or fewer allowed, lowering his season ERA to 2.92. Unfortunately for the 26-year-old, he's 0-1 in that three-game span and just 4-3 overall. Nelson will look for a better fate Sunday against the Reds.
May 24 - 10:21 PM

Justin Verlander punched out 10 batters across eight shutout innings in Tuesday's victory over the Phillies.

The Phils were simply overmatched in this one. Verlander yielded only three hits -- two singles -- on the night while walking a pair. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus elected to pull him rather than let him go for the shutout, as Verlander was sitting at 108 pitches. Verlander has two 10-strikeout games in a row and has allowed just four runs over his last four starts. He'll try to keep it going the next time out against the Angels.
May 24 - 10:17 PM
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