Raisel Iglesias Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/4/1990 (32)
Raisel Iglesias Season Stats
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Raisel Iglesias News
Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Raisel Iglesias earned his ninth hold of the season Tuesday night, delivering a perfect inning of work with one strikeout against the San Francisco Giants. While his fantasy value has declined significantly since being traded from the Los Angeles Angels, Iglesias's performance has maintained. He has a 0.54 ERA and 0.72 WHIP with 20 strikeouts in 16 2/3 innings for Atlanta. Those numbers make him worth rostering in most fantasy formats regardless of the lack of save opportunities, and he's possibly the best holds option available for fantasy managers in leagues that count the category.
Los Angeles Angels closer Raisel Iglesias has been traded to the Atlanta Braves. This is another last minute trade deadline move as the Braves look to bolster their bullpen. In exchange for Iglesias, the Angels will receive pitchers Jesse Chavez and Tucker Davidson. This season, Iglesias holds a 4.04 ERA with 48/9 K/BB ratio and 16 saves through 35.7 innings. This move will most likely hurt Iglesias considering he won't be the closer in Atlanta. He'll likely still pitch in high leverage spots, but it might not always be the ninth inning. As for the Angels, they get two MLB arms to immediately help their roster. Chavez has a 2.66 ERA through 44 games and Davidson has struggled this season, but shown flashes during his career. The expectation is that both of them will be on the Angels roster right away.
The Toronto Blue Jays are talking to the Los Angeles Angels about starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard and closer Raisel Iglesias with the trade deadline approaching on Tuesday. The Philadelphia Phillies have also been linked to Syndergaard, but general manager Dave Dombrowski isn't often a buyer of rental players like Thor. Syndergaard has been solid in his first year with the Angels, posting a 3.83 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP with a 64:22 K:BB in 80 innings over his 15 starts, but he has struggled to get run support from the lowly Angels offense. That probably wouldn't be as much of a problem in Toronto. Iglesias has a 4.04 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 16 saves and 48 strikeouts in 35 2/3 innings as the Halos closer, but he'd become a top-end setup arm in Toronto in front of closer Jordan Roman if he was dealt to the Jays.
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.