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Raisel Iglesias | Relief Pitcher | #26

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/4/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 188
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2014 / UDFA / CIN
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Raisel Iglesias tallied his 17th save of the season Sunday afternoon against the Marlins.
Iglesias worked both the eighth and ninth in this one, and he allowed just one baserunner among the seven batters he faced. The 27-year-old right-hander holds an outstanding 1.46 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, and 59/17 K/BB ratio in 49 1/3 innings this season for Cincinnati. Jul 23 - 4:23 PM

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Raisel Iglesias earned his 16th save of the year Sunday as the Reds topped the Diamondbacks.

Iglesias struck out two of the three batters he faced in a perfect 12-pitch bottom of the ninth inning at Arizona's Chase Field. He owns a 1.69 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, and 52/16 K/BB ratio in 42 2/3 innings this season as Cincinnati's primary closer. There is talk of Iglesias being traded ahead of the July 31 deadline, but it will probably take a huge package to pluck him away from the Reds.
Jul 9 - 7:18 PM

Raisel Iglesias struck out four but allowed a run over two innings in a non-save opportunity Thursday in Colorado.

Iglesias was already warming when the Reds pinch-hit for Michael Lorenzen in the top of the eighth, so they elected to go ahead and throw their closer out there even after they pushed their lead to 6-2. He didn't look super sharp in the bottom of the eighth but disposed of the Rockies quickly in the ninth. Iglesias is rumored to be drawing interest from the Nationals.
Jul 6 - 6:35 PM

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports the Nationals are showing interest in Reds closer Raisel Iglesias.

Washington has been connected to just about every late-inning reliever on every non-contending team. Iglesias is under contractual control with Cincinnati through 2021, at some fairly reasonable rates, but the rebuilding Reds could opt to capitalize on his sensational first half and try to get some prospects at the trade deadline. Iglesias, 27, is sitting on a 1.59 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, and 46/16 K/BB ratio in 39 2/3 innings and he is 15-for-16 in save opportunities.
Jul 6 - 11:40 AM

Raisel Iglesias got the final four outs of the ballgame to nail down a save against the Cubs on Saturday.

He was called upon to squelch a rally in the eighth inning. He entered the game with two outs and two runners on base in a 5-3 game. He coaxed a ground-out from pinch-hitter Ben Zobrist to end the threat. Iglesias induced three more ground-outs in the ninth inning and was rewarded with his 15th save of the campaign. He owns a cool 1.59 ERA with 46 strikeouts in 39 2/3 innings.
Jul 1 - 7:43 PM

Raisel Iglesias worked around a couple of base hits in the ninth inning to earn a save in Wednesday's 4-3 defeat of the Brewers.

He allowed two singles to put runners on first and third with one out. The game ended in bizarre fashion on a strike-em-out, throw-em-out double play. The Brewers attempted a double steal with Jonathan Villar on third base and catcher Stephen Vogt on first base. Jesus Aguilar struck out on the pitch and Vogt was tagged out at second base before Villar touched the plate. Game over. Iglesias has 14 saves with a 1.64 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 38 1/3 innings.
Jun 28 - 11:24 PM

Raisel Iglesias worked a perfect ninth inning on Tuesday, protecting a two-run lead to earn his 13th save of the season.

Iglesias has excelled in his transition to the bullpen and has built considerable job security as the club's primary closer. He owns an impressive 1.69 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 45/16 K/BB ratio across 37 1/3 innings on the season while successfully converting 13 of his first 14 save chances.
Jun 27 - 11:42 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price acknowledged Thursday that Raisel Iglesias is the team's primary closer.

That's been made evident by the usage. Iglesias has finished 21 games out of his 25 appearances this season and he is 11-for-11 in save opportunities. There was talk this spring about the Reds taking a more flexible approach to the ninth inning, but Iglesias has been the guy there for the most part. "He's our closer when he's available, and unless we get into a situation like we have a few times with [Michael Lorenzen] where I've used him for two or three innings to kind of try and save the game in the middle," Price said on Thursday. "If Iggy's our freshest arm and I can use him somewhere in the middle innings or middle-late to try to save the game right there, I'll continue to have that option."
Source: Reds.mlb.com
Jun 8 - 1:06 PM

Raisel Iglesias pitched two scoreless innings for his sixth save Tuesday against the Yankees.

Iglesias walked two and threw just 18 of his 35 pitches for strikes, but he gave up only one hit, a single. His ERA stands at 0.98. It should be noted that Iglesias probably won't be available Wednesday after this. Michael Lorenzen also pitched two innings tonight, so Drew Storen might get a save chance if one is present Wednesday.
May 9 - 10:40 PM

Raisel Iglesias recorded a two-inning save Sunday as the Reds came back to beat the Cardinals.

Iglesias walked Stephen Piscotty to lead off the eighth and allowed a single to Kolten Wong to lead off the ninth, but the Cardinals couldn't do anything with those chances. They blew a 4-0 fifth-inning lead. Iglesias now has four saves on the season along with a shiny 1.26 ERA.
Apr 30 - 5:58 PM

Raisel Iglesias allowed two runs -- one earned -- over 1 2/3 innings but finished off the Reds' victory over the Cubs on Sunday.

Iglesias didn't get the save because he entered the game with the Reds leading by four runs. Cincinnati wound up winning 7-5. The earned run was just the second charged to Iglesias in 2017. He's rocking a 1.59 ERA and 0.79 WHIP in 11 1/3 innings.
Apr 23 - 3:45 PM

Raisel Iglesias allowed one run in two innings and was credited with the win versus the Brewers on Saturday.

The Reds are employing some unusual bullpen strategies this season and today was a perfect example. Iglesias is considered the leader of the team's closer committee but is sometimes used in multi-inning stints earlier in the game. He pitched the fifth and sixth innings today. He leads the team with three saves. Michael Lorenzen got the save today and Drew Storen also gets save chances. The situation is frustrating for fantasy owners but makes good sense for the Reds and manager Bryan Price.
Apr 15 - 6:03 PM

Raisel Iglesias notched a save after throwing 1 2/3 scoreless innings in Tuesday's 6-2 victory over the Pirates.

Reds manager Bryan Price used Iglesias for a two-inning save over the weekend and asked him to get the final five outs of this one after Blake Wood got into a jam. Iglesias gave up a two-out single in the ninth but otherwise escaped unscathed, helping himself out with a terrific play on a swinging bunt from Starling Marte. He's probably not going to earn as many saves as other top closers with his multi-inning usage, but Iglesias has a chance to be one of the better relievers in the game.
Apr 12 - 12:23 AM

Raisel Iglesias held the Cardinals scoreless while notching a six-out save Friday.

It was a strong showing. Iglesias retired the side in order in the eighth. He struck out two and worked around a walk in the ninth to finish off the victory. Iglesias threw 23 out of 32 pitches for strikes in his two innings of work and induced seven swinging strikes along the way. The 27-year-old hurt his elbow and hips during a fall in the shower toward the end of spring training, but he has eased any concerns with three straight scoreless outings (and two saves) to begin the year. He could be a rock-solid closer in fantasy leagues if he can stay healthy.
Apr 7 - 11:24 PM

Raisel Iglesias (elbow, hips) threw a side session without issue on Tuesday.

MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports that Iglesias will break camp with the team. Iglesias slipped in the shower a few weeks ago, injuring his right elbow as well as both of his hips. The Reds haven't announced a closer but Iglesias is the favorite for the majority of ninth-inning work out of the gate.
Mar 28 - 3:53 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Stuart Turner
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Jose Peraza
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Arismendy Alcantara
RF1Scott Schebler
2Patrick Kivlehan
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Homer Bailey
3Brandon Finnegan
4Scott Feldman
5Luis Castillo
6Bronson Arroyo
7Tim Adleman
8Sal Romano
9Robert Stephenson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3Drew Storen
4Tony Cingrani
5Blake Wood
6Wandy Peralta
7Nefi Ogando
8Asher Wojciechowski