SP,RP - FA
Ogando pitched two innings in the Braves' 6-3 win over the Marlins on Friday night. He gave up one hit and one walk while striking out one.
Ogando's win in relief is the first Braves victory of the 2016 season. He is a long reliever who is sporting a 1.42 ERA on this young season in just over six innings of total work. He is not worth owning in any format however.
Alexi Ogando pitched the last two innings of Boston's 5-2 loss Wednesday in Baltimore. He allowed two walks while striking out two. Ogando did not surrender any hits or runs.
Having allowed five earned runs in his last 6.2 innings, Wednesday's two scoreless innings for Ogando was a welcome sight. However, manager John Farrell's use of Ogando in a relatively low leverage situation probably says a lot about how the team currently values his services. There's little reason to own Ogando in any formats at this time.
Wednesday against the Twins, Alexi Ogando was called upon in the eighth inning to close out Boston's 6-1 lead. He allowed two hits in the eighth and a walk and a home run in the ninth which brought the score to 6-3. Ogando did eventually close out the game helping Eduardo Rodriguez earn his second win in as many tries.
Manager John Farrell's use of Ogando in medium to high leverage situations could result in a decent number of holds for the 31 year-old swing man over the course of the season. However, considering that he has allowed five earned runs in his last seven innings, Ogando may not see the same type of opportunities. Whatever stats you might be looking for out of Ogando there are definitely better options to be had elsewhere.
Alexi Ogando looks to be a major fixture in this year's Red Sox bullpen. With Koji Uehara starting the season on the DL, Edward Mujica will assume closer duties for the time being. Junichi Tazawa should man his usual 8th inning man job, giving 7th inning opportunities for the hard-throwing Ogando.
Ogando shouldn't be on your fantasy radar yet unless you're in a deep league that also credits points for holds, but with Uehara on the DL Ogando is only another injury away from possible closing opportunities. He's a player to keep an eye on.
Alexi Ogando threw a dominant inning in Monday's game against the Mets, WEEI.com reports. He struck out two and induced a popup. "Domination, pretty much. He looked good," said Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan. "Good fastball command and an exceptional slider. Locked guys up and did his thing. It was pretty obvious." Ogando, who gave up runs in his first spring outing, hasn't allowed a run in three straight while striking out five without a walk in four innings.
Alexi Ogando could be an underrated signing this winter by the Red Sox. He is finally healthy and has a chance to show what he is capable of doing before the last two injury plagued years. If closer Koji Uehara loses his job, Ogando could have a shot at winning the role.