Raisel Iglesias Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/4/1990 (31)
Raisel Iglesias Season Stats
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Raisel Iglesias News
Los Angeles Angels reliever Raisel Iglesias pitched the ninth inning of the 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros, securing his 31st save of the season. The score was 4-1 when he entered the inning, but with one out, he allowed a single, a walk, and then a double, which plated one run. Iglesias escaped the jam, though, getting Jose Altuve to strike out and Chas McCormick to pop out. It was the first run he's surrendered since August 12, and he now owns a 2.71 ERA, 38.7 K%, 4.5 BB%, and 0.89 WHIP over 63 innings. He's been one of the best closers all season, and should he be started in all formats, providing value in most categories.
Los Angeles Angels closer Raisel Iglesias pitched the ninth inning of the 10-2 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday. He picked up two strikeouts, no walks, and the only base runner reached on a 2-out single. The game was over before Iglesias was in the game, but he was due for an appearance, not pitching since Tuesday. He remains the Angels best reliever and will keep getting save situations the rest of the way. He's posted a 2.79 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, 39.2 K%, and a 4.1 BB% with 27 saves across 58 IP. Even on a below-average team, he's a must-start pitcher who can contribute in every category.
Los Angeles Angels reliever Raisel Iglesias earned his 27th save of the season on Wednesday, closing out the 3-1 win against the Detroit Tigers. He pitched a clean ninth inning, picking up two strikeouts and allowing no baserunners. The outing lowered his ERA to 2.91, and he now has a 39.7 K% across 55.2 IP. Iglesias has been one of the best closers this season, and there's no sign of him slowing down, with one run in his last 11.1 innings. He's a must-start in every fantasy league, and that won't change anytime soon.
The Los Angeles Angels addressed one of their biggest weaknesses by trading for relief pitcher Raisel Iglesias. Cincinnati was looking to shed the Cuban closer's $9.1 million salary, and the Angels lacked an established closer. Actually, the Angels used five relievers to accumulate 12 saves last season and tied Philadelphia for the MLB lead with 14 blown saves. Enter Iglesias, who should provide stability to the ninth inning. Iglesias was his usual, reliable self in 2020 converting eight saves in 10 chanceswith a 2.74 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, and 31 strikeouts in 23 innings. The sample size is obviously small, but going back to 2017 it's easy to see 2020 was a continuation of success.The 30-year-old righty averaged 31 saves per season since taking over the closer role with strong peripheral numbers such as a 28.4 percent career K-rate and a 3.44 FIP.Iglesias has a clear path to the closer role, a team that will provide enough save chances, and the ability to get batters out at a high level. Pencil him infor 25-30 saves while contributing strikeouts and quality ratios.Draft Iglesias with confidence as a top-10 reliever near pick 100 in fantasy drafts.