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Fernando Rodney (RP)

Seattle Mariners - 88% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

Fernando Rodney pitched the ninth inning allowing one run on one hit, while walking one batter, recording his second loss of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rodney had been more consistent since the first month of the season, but struggled again with control issues. Rodney is 1-2 on the year with 9 saves and a 5.65 ERA, not typical numbers you expect out of your closer. As long as Rodney remains the Mariners closer, he possesses solid fantasy value due to the opportunities he receives.


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Fernando Rodney pitched the ninth inning with a two-run cushion. He allowed a home run to David Freese and proceeded to close out the game as the Mariners beat the Angels 3-2.

Fantasy Impact: This was Rodney eighth save of the season, but with an ERA of 5.56 his value is tempered. Rodney has not proven he can consistently get batters out like he has in the past, evident by his 1.67 WHIP, his highest since 2003. As long as he remains the Mariners closer he will have value, but if he keeps allowing runs, it may not be his job for long.


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Fernando Rodney allowed two base-runners, one on a hit, the other on a walk, but managed to escape the ninth inning without any damage done, recording his fifth save of the year, striking out one batter.

Fantasy Impact: Rodney has not looked sharp to start the year, despite his five saves. He owns a 6.48 ERA and a 2.05 WHIP, not numbers you want from your closer. It is possible, Rodney will begin to turn his season around, but I would proceed with caution when putting the 38 year-old in your lineup, he could implode at any time.


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Fernando Rodney pitched the ninth inning, allowing two hits while striking out one batter en route to his fourth save of the season.

Fantasy Impact: It was not the easiest save of his career allowing two base-runners, but Rodney got the job done. The way Fernando has been pitching to start the year, it does not give you confidence if you own him in fantasy leagues. With an 8.53 ERA and a WHIP of 2.05, Rodney's best days may be behind him. Look to trade the Mariners closer for some value, or hold on to him and hope he does not implode.


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Fernando Rodney need 15 pitches to strike out the side in the top on the ninth inning on Tuesday, as the Mariners lost to the Astros 6-3.

Fantasy Impact: Even though this was a non-save situation for the Mariners closer, it has to give both Rodney and M's manager Lloyd McClendon confidence in the reliever's abilities after starting the season with an ERA north of 10.00. Rodney led the MLB in saves last season with 48, so his fantasy value is still evident. As long as he remains in the closer role, Rodney will offer a lot of value in leagues that score saves.


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Another save was blown Tuesday by Fernando Rodney who has struggled to find outs early this season. Rodney was also not able to close out the game in Sunday's contest, but eventually received the win after the Mariners offense bailed him out. Rodney was not as lucky this time around as he blew a 5-4 lead going into the ninth inning to receive the loss. Three hits, two walks, and two earned runs were surrendered by Rodney.

Fantasy Impact: This was the second poor outing in a row for Rodney. Right now there has been no word that he is in danger of losing the closing job. But one has to wonder how long he will last if he continues to let this many men on base. Danny Farquhar is most likely next in line to get save opportunities if Rodney were to eventually lose the job.


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Thanks to Fernando Rodney the Mariners had to take this game into extra innings to get the win. Going into the 9th inning the Mariners had a 7-3 lead on the Athletics. Rodney got roughed up for two walks, four hits, and four earned runs. Rodney was eventually credited for the win after the Mariners scored in the top of the 10th inning to win the game.

Fantasy Impact: This was not a good outing at all for Rodney who got himself into trouble early in the 9th inning. He is still the undisputed closer for the Mariners and should see plenty of save opportunities this season. With that being said this hurt fantasy owners to watch. Do not panic yet though, he only blew three saves all of last year. Look for him to get back on track whenever the next save opportunity presents itself.


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Fernando Rodney ready to roll

Thu, Apr 2nd 8:39pm EDT
By Kyle Smith

Fernando Rodney has been great this spring and looks ready to roll into the regular season. He has made eight appearances on the spring and has not allowed a run through 7 2/3 innings. He has had some control issues as he has allowed six walks in those innings but this is nothing new for Rodney.

Fantasy Impact: In 2014 Rodney was one of the best closers in baseball. He locked down 48 saves in 51 chances and held a 2.85 ERA. With the Mariners improved offense and excellent pitching staff, it is not inconceivable to believe that Rodney can replicate those numbers in 2015. He is likely undervalued in fantasy leagues because of his reputation as a guy that walks a lot of batters and should be a terrific value pick for all the owners that continue to believe in him.