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Ryan Buchter expected to slide into Padres' closer role

by Blaine Blontz | Fri, Jul 1st 9:27am EDT

With the trade that sent Fernando Rodney to the Marlins, Ryan Buchter is expected to claim the role of Padres' closer moving forward. (Dennis Lin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact:

Buchter is the clear top option out of the Padres' bullpen. His latest outing is likely to be his worst of the season (three hits, three walks, five ER over 1/3 inning versus O's), and even with this his ratios are still solid on the season (2.91 ERA, 1.18 WHIP). He provides solid strikeout upside and has allowed only 22 hits in 34 innings pitched. He likely won't see many save opportunities considering the team he's pitching for

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