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Atlanta Braves reliever Jason Grilli has thrown 5 innings this Spring and has a 1.80 ERA, allowing only 1 run on 3 hits while striking out 5.

Fantasy Impact: Grilli should serve as Craig Kimbrel's primary setup man but will likely have very little fantasy value unless Kimbrel is injured. Grilli finished 2014 with an even 4.00 ERA and 57 Ks in 54 innings. He may hold some value in leagues that count holds, but you can likely find a better option on a team that will win more games.


Grilli will get a 2-yr deal with a club option for a third. He got better down the stretch for the Halos, ending the year with a 4.00 ERA with 57 strikeouts over 54 innings for the year. After being traded by the Pirates to the Angels. he had a 2.12 ERA, 29 Ks and 7 BBs in his first 34 games in Anaheim. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He will be a setup guy for closer Craig Kimbrel. Grilli essentially replaces Jordan Walden, who went over to the Cards with Jason Heyward in a previous trade. His fantasy value will be limited to those leagues where holds are valued.