Raisel Iglesias Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/4/1990 (31)
Raisel Iglesias Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Raisel Iglesias News
Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Raisel Iglesias tossed a scoreless inning of work on Wednesday, allowing two walks while striking out one in a 6-1 win over the Royals. It was a non-save situation for Iglesias, who is 10-for-12 in save opportunities this season. While the two walks in one inning aren't ideal, it's no cause for concern with Iglesias as he had only three walks in his previous 23 innings of work this season. While he didn't earn a save Wednesday, he continues to be one of the better closers in fantasy this year with a 36.5 percent strikeout rate and 3.75 ERA although he's maintained a 2.12 ERA over his last 15 games.
Los Angeles Angels closer Raisel Iglesias locked down his ninth save of the season as the Angels beat the A's 4-2 on Sunday. Iglesias struck out two batters and now has eight punch-outs over his last five innings pitched. It has been a bit of bumpy season for the talented reliever but is posting an impressive 0.63 WHIP and a 2.25 ERA over his last seven appearances. After posting a 6.00 ERA in the month of April, Iglesias has bounced back with a 1.00 WHIP, a 3.00 ERA and 17 strikeouts through 12 innings pitched in May. He may be turning the corner on the mound but could struggle to see consistent save opportunities playing for an Angels team ravaged by injuries on offense.
Los Angeles Angels closer Raisel Iglesias has struck out 24 hitters through his first 17 1/3 innings pitched this season. His current K/9 rate (12.46) would be a career high but Iglesias has had some bumps in the road. He is a very solid 7-of-9 in save opportunities but has a 5.19 ERA through 18 appearances. Iglesias has talent but the Angels are struggling as a team right now. His fantasy value may be tied to the Angels success at the moment.
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.