RP - Boston Red Sox
Josh Winckowski worked around one hit to deliver a scoreless ninth inning against the Blue Jays on Tuesday. He was credited with the save as Boston ultimately defeated Toronto by a score of 7-6.
Winckowsksi has pitched the ninth inning in back-to-back games, though Tuesday marked his first career save. He owns an impressive 1.61 ERA, 2.01 BB/9, 0.94 WHIP, and .195 OBA but won't find himself on the fantasy radar unless something happens to Boston's primary closer, Kenley Jansen.
Josh Winckowski allowed two runs (one earned) over two innings of work out of the bullpen on Monday. His final line included two hits, one walk, and one strikeout. The 24-year-old was charged with the blown save but also earned the win as Boston ultimately defeated Toronto by a score of 6-5.
Winckowski has been brilliant out of the bullpen, amassing a 1.69 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and .190 OBA through 21 1/3 innings of relief work. He also has a solid 7.17 K/9 and 2.11 BB/9. Despite the right-hander's strong results, the fact that he doesn't earn saves makes it tough to justify rostering him in fantasy baseball.
Josh Winckowski allowed just one run over three innings of work out of the bullpen on Friday. His final line included four hits, one walk, zero strikeouts, and the win. Boston ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 5-3.
While Winckowski didn't induce any strikeouts through three innings, he remained impressive by limiting walks and runs. The right-hander has surrendered just two walks and two earned runs through 12 innings this season, earning him the trust of manager Alex Cora. Winckowski should continue to see high-leverage opportunities, but as a middle-innings guy, he's not on the fantasy radar.
Josh Winckowski allowed two runs, three hits, and three walks over four innings of work against the Rangers on Sunday. He struck out three batters and did not factor into the final decision as Boston ultimately defeated Texas by a score of 5-2, completing a sweep.
Winckowski was recalled from Triple-A for the start. He is now 5-7 with a 5.75 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, and .293 OBA through 14 starts in his rookie season. He has accrued 5.48 K/9 and 3.48 BB/9 along the way.
Josh Wincowski allowed six runs, six hits, and two walks over just 2 2/3 innings of work against the Blue Jays on Tuesday evening. He struck out just two batters and was charged with his second consecutive loss as Boston ultimately fell to Toronto by a score of 9-3.
Wincowski allowed six runs over five innings in his last start and was subsequently sent to the minors, so it’s safe to assume he might return to Triple-A on Wednesday. The rookie is now 5-7 with a 5.83 ERA through 13 starts.