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Addison Reed (RP)

Arizona Diamondbacks - 37% owned

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Bats: L, Throws: R

Addison Reed allowed no runs and no hits in an inning of relief against the Cubs on Sunday. He also had one strikeout in the appearance.

Fantasy Impact: Reed came back nicely from allowing two runs on Friday, and earned his second hold of the season. However, Reed has been inconsistent this season, and shaky at best more often than not, making him a lower-tier option even for leagues that count holds in some way.

 

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Addison Reed allowed no runs on no hits in one inning of relief against the Marlins on Thursday. The former closer struckout two of the three batters he faced.

Fantasy Impact: Reed has been ousted as the closer, and has struggled mightily thus far this season, sporting an ERA of 5.14. This was one of the best appearances Reed has had, as he avoided the walks which have plagues him recently, and was consistent with his stuff unlike the rest of the season. He's a lower-tier option in AL-Only leagues that count holds.

 

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Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said that he will not directly go to Addison Reed in save opportunities anymore, but rather rely on matchups to fill the ninth inning role. Reed could see playing time in earlier innings, but his 7.20 ERA has been costly for the Dbacks. (Source: Steve Gilbert)

Fantasy Impact: This news comes just hours after Reed blew a save opportunity by giving up a go-ahead grand slam to the Nationals' Michael Taylor on Wednesday. It could be the reliable Brad Ziegler taking over the closer role, but for right now it sounds like a situation to avoid in fantasy.

 

Addison Reed entered the ninth inning with the score tied at one and proceeded to give up three hits and one run to earn the loss in a 2-1 game against the Pirates.

Fantasy Impact: It was a pitching duel before Reed took the mound, but he gave up the winning run off a Starling Marte single and took the loss. After notching his first save of the year in the second game of the young season, Reed has blown a save and now has a loss on his record in the five appearances since the save. It’s nerve wracking with Reed on the mound lately, and it wouldn't be a crazy thing to bench him until the results show up.

 

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Addison Reed was one out away from earning his second save of the year but a Joe Panik triple brought in Buster Posey in the bottom of the ninth and tied the game. He left the game with the bases loaded.

Fantasy Impact: Owners of Reed should be happy that the Panik triple didn't leave the park for a walk-off, but also a little disappointed that it wasn't caught at the warning track. A blown save still hurts. Reed gave up 11 homers last season and isn't the most reliable closer in the game.

 

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Addison Reed pitched a four-batter ninth inning and captured his first save of the year. He struck out two and walked one in his 2015 debut.

Fantasy Impact: Reed’s fantasy success will depend on how many opportunities the Dbacks’ offense will allow him to have. He’s certainly capable of reaching 40 saves this year, but struggled last season with giving up the long ball in untimely situations. He looks to be past his shoulder discomfort from the spring and could be a nice pickup for saves if he’s not already owned in standard leagues.

 

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Addison Reed pitched in a game for the first time this spring, throwing a scoreless inning in a 'B' game against the Chicago Cubs in Mesa, AZ. Reed was shut down with shoulder soreness early in camp. He hit a batter with his first slider, but retired the next three batters, getting a strikeout with a slider to end the inning. (Source: Nick Piecoro)

Fantasy Impact: Reed is entrenched as the closer for the Diamondbacks. If he is healthy to start the season, he is a guy that can be had very cheap/late (#231 ADP/#26 Closer) and provide value. He has had at least 29 saves for three consecutive years and is only 26. His peripherals suggest some bad luck and better days ahead - in 2014, his K/9 (10.47) was higher than saves leader Fernando Rodney; his BB/9 (2.28) was lower than Kenley Jansen and his xFIP (3.26) was lower than Huston Street. He was plagued by a HR/9 that was almost a full run higher (!) than it was in 2013. If that regresses to the mean, his other peripherals stay consistent and Reed's shoulder is structurally sound, he could be an absolute steal.

 

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Addison Reed threw his second bullpen session of the spring Saturday but has yet to see any action in a Cactus League game. (Source: Steve Gilbert)

Fantasy Impact: Reed has also been working on his mechanics this spring to reduce stress on his shoulder. The closer role is his and he looks to be on track for the April 6 opener. He's likely going before any other Diamondback pitchers in drafts, including starters.

 

Assumed closer Addison Reed (and fellow reliever Matt Stites) were shut down after experiencing soreness during pre-report day side sessions. Manager Chip Hale said no injuries were detected and "it's our way of slowing them down." (Source: azcentral.com)

Fantasy Impact: It's probably nothing, but after a year in which he blew 6 saves (38 opportunities), had a 4.25 ERA, and a HR/9 of 1.67, a totally healthy spring would help assuage owners banking on a comeback. Those owners would also point to the 3rd straight season of improved K/9 and BB/9 as well as a HR/FB rate of 13.9% that is high even for playing home games in Chase Field. Reed is currently the 25th RP being selected with an average draft position of 186 per fantasypros draft tools.

 

The Arizona Diamondbacks and closer Addison Reed have avoided arbitration with a one-year deal worth $4.875M. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The right-handed closer for the Diamondbacks will serve the 9th inning role in winnable situations for Arizona. Reed saved 32 games last year in 38 opportunities, but his fantasy value depends on if the Diamondbacks can improve on last year's 64-98 league-worst record.

 

The Diamondbacks tendered a contract to closer Addison Reed. All six arbitration-eligible players were offered a contract and the two sides will exchange proposed salary figures for the 2015 season on Jan. 16 and, if necessary, arbitration hearings are scheduled to take place from Feb. 1-21. (Source: Steve Gilbert)

Fantasy Impact: Reed’s first season in Arizona went well with the limited opportunities he was given. His job as the team’s closer is secure and he’ll look to improve on the 32 saves he recorded last year. In NL-only leagues he should be worth a mid-to-late draft pick, and he might be worth a flier in standard leagues.