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Steve Cishek (RP)

Miami Marlins - 43% owned

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Bats: R, Throws: R

Miami Marlins reliever Steve Cishek allowed two hits and got two outs on Friday, retiring hitters on a strike out and a ground out.

Fantasy Impact: Cishek is working on things in lower leverage situations as he tries to regain the form that made him an excellent closer in 2014. He's still struggling to find it though, and will likely continue to work meaningless innings for the near future.

 

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Former Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek was credited with 1.2 scoreless innings on Thursday, allowing two hits and notching one strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Cishek did allow both runners he inherited to score, so his line looked decent, but he didn't have a particularly good outing. New manager Dan Jennings seems to insist on bringing Cishek into close and late situations despite his struggles, but he'll likely be relegated to mop-up work before long.

 

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Miami Marlins former closer Steve Cishek blew yet another game for his team on Monday, pitching two innings and giving up one run on three hits and a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Cishek didn't strike anyone out in the contest. Why he was in a tie game in extra innings despite his recent ineffectiveness is something for brand new manager Dan Jennings to answer, but Cishek continues to struggle with getting guys out and absolutely cannot be trusted right now. With A.J. Ramos officially named the team's closer, Cishek can be dropped in all but the deepest of leagues.

 

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Miami Marlins pitcher and former closer Steve Cishek tossed two scoreless innings on Saturday, allowing only two hits.

Fantasy Impact: Cishek didn't walk anyone or strike anyone out, but he made it through both innings unscathed. His velocity wasn't any better than it has been, though. Cishek would seem to have a long road back to the closer's role and one good outing may put him on the right track, but likely not back in the driver's seat for saves. Fantasy owners still holding on may want to look for a new option.

 

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Miami Marlins reliever Steve Cishek has been removed from the closer's role and will pitch earlier in games in order to try to find the success that made him an excellent closer in previous seasons. (Source: Joe Frisaro on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Previously, it was believed that Cishek would take a step down to the eighth inning, but it seems instead that he will be limited to mop-up duty for a while. Cishek has had great success in the past but has really struggled this season. He may regain the closer's role at some point this year, but he is safe to drop now if there is anyone of value available on the wire.

 

Steve Cishek out as closer

Tue, May 12th 10:00pm EDT
By Clinton

After another blown save, Steve Cishek will no longer be the closer for the Marlins. He will be used in earlier innings while he looks to fix his mechanics. (Source: Joe Frisaro on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After 4 blown saves with the last two coming back-to-back against the Giants and Dodgers, Cishek will finally move to a setup role. Owners who had been waiting for Cishek to figure it out can finally feel more confident in dropping him. The Marlins are engaged in discussions with Scott Boras regarding Rafael Soriano according to reports.

 

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Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek blew another save and another game on Monday, allowing three runs on two hits and a walk while only getting one out.

Fantasy Impact: This is not a repeat, Cishek simply did it again. He came into a one run game and allowed a three-run homer to Scott Van Slyke to let the Dodgers walk off. Cishek should be at the end of his rope and it would be very surprising to not see manager Mike Redmond make a move. It may be time to cut bait and accept the loss for owners who drafted Cishek expecting a tier two closer.

 

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Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek blew another save on Sunday, allowing two runs in the ninth to the San Francisco Giants and blowing a win for the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Cishek looked bad again, giving up two runs on three hits and two walks while only getting two outs. He walked in the tying run before allowing a Matt Duffy single to end the game. It was Cishek's third blown save and second loss. His 8.18 ERA and recent inability to finish games may put his closers job in jeopardy. Now would be a good time to grab A.J. Ramos if he's available.

 

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Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek pitched a scoreless ninth inning in a non-save situation on Friday, allowing only a hit and a walk while notching two strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Cishek has looked much better lately after a very rough start to the season. He has historically not fared well in non-save situations, so it was encouraging to see him pitch well in a 6-0 game.

 

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Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek collected his third save of the season on Tuesday, allowing only one hit and striking out two to preserve a one run lead.

Fantasy Impact: Cishek had to pitch around an error by shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria which made things much tougher, but he was able to work around it and lock down the win for the Fish. Cishek looked good today and had a bit more zip on his fastball than he has had so far this season, hopefully a sign of good things to come.

 

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Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek earned a win on Friday against the Phillies, pitching a scoreless ninth inning while allowing only one hit.

Fantasy Impact: Cishek pitched around a triple by Cody Asche and the Marlins quickly scored a run in the bottom of the inning with a Giancarlo Stanton walk followed up by a Marcell Ozuna double. Cishek has looked better of late and should get into the swing of things and start picking up saves in bunches sooner or later.

 

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Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek pitched a scoreless ninth inning on Tuesday, picking up a save against the New York Mets.

Fantasy Impact: After blowing a one-run game in grand fashion on Monday, Cishek was able to save a one-run game the very next day. He walked one and struck out one, but more importantly, he was able to shake off his rough performance from the previous day's game. Cishek's velocity is still noticeably lower than it was last season, but he's a notoriously slow starter so it is certainly not time to panic just yet.

 

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Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek blew another save on Monday, allowing three runs on three hits in what was a 1-0 game.

Fantasy Impact: Cishek ended up getting two strikeouts but blew the game by giving up a three run homer to Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy. Cishek struggled to reach 90 mph with his fastball and has had significantly diminished velocity all season. With A.J. Ramos pitching so well behind him, Cishek's leash should be getting shorter and shorter.

 

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Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek tossed a perfect ninth inning on Sunday, striking out two batters and locking down the sweep for the Fish.

Fantasy Impact: Unfortunately for fantasy owners, the Marlins had a four run lead so Cishek's strong outing didn't net him a save. Cishek is pitching much better than he did at the beginning of the season, and the save opportunities will come as the season moves along.

 

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Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek picked up his first save of the season on Friday, pitching a perfect ninth inning against the Washington Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: Cishek was called upon to preserve a one run lead, and did so in nine pitches. He got two ground outs and a pop up, but one of his ground outs was a hard hit ball that required a great diving play by third baseman Martin Prado. Cishek still doesn't look like the pitcher he was in 2014, but he has yet to get consistent innings. Keep an eye on his velocity if he's on your team, he has the closer job locked up for now, but the Marlins have a few other solid arms in the bullpen that could take his place if he falters.

 

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Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek pitched a perfect ninth inning on Wednesday, but did not pick up a save due to the score of the game.

Fantasy Impact: Cishek came into a 6-1 game and locked down the win for the Fish. It took him only 12 pitches to get the outs he needed. His ERA is down to 13.50 after a rough start to the season. He has yet to pick up a save, but once the Marlins start playing better, he should start racking them up quickly.

 

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Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek threw a perfect ninth inning in Wednesday's win over the Atlanta Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Unfortunately, the Marlins had a four run lead so it was not a save situation. Cishek has had a rough go of it so far this year, but he should be on the way to righting the ship. As the Marlins start winning, Cishek will start saving games.

 

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Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek couldn't hold a one run lead in the ninth inning, giving up a run on two hits with a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Cishek wasn't hit hard and was simply the victim of bad luck. Two well placed hits and a botched double play did him in. Cishek is an excellent closer and should improve as the year goes along. Try to buy low if an owner in your league is prone to panic.

 

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Like most of the Miami Marlins, closer Steve Cishek struggled on Tuesday against the Atlanta Braves, getting only one out but allowing four runs.

Fantasy Impact: Cishek came into an 8-2 game in the top of the ninth to get some work and left with one out and the bases loaded after already allowing a run. David Phelps then came in and allowed three more runs to score, leaving Cishek's ERA at 108.00.

 

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Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek pitched a perfect inning on Tuesday, allowing no baserunners and striking out one.

Fantasy Impact: Cishek's Grapefruit League ERA sits at an even 2.00. He should be a great source of saves and strikeouts and should absolutely be owned in all leagues.

 

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Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek struck out five batters in two innings on Tuesday against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: In between the strikeouts, he gave up one run on two hits and a walk. Cishek had nasty movement on his pitches and was able to put hitters away once he got them to two strikes. With a better team surrounding him this year, Cishek could jump into the second tier of closers and should be drafted in any league that counts saves.

 

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Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek pitched one inning on Friday against the St. Louis Cardinals, allowing only one hit and striking out two.

Fantasy Impact: Cishek is locked in as Miami's closer and should build on his success from previous years, especially considering the fact that his team will likely win more games. He improved his strikeout rate last season to an impressive 11.57 K/9 and should end up as a great RP option again this year.

 

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The Miami Marlins agreed to a one-year, $6.65 million deal with Steve Cishek. (Source: Joe Frisaro on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He was pretty good last year, finishing with 39 saves and a 3.19 ERA. He enters 2015 as the undisputed closer for the Fish.