Ryan Madson
Ryan Madson

Ryan Madson (RP)

Oakland Athletics

Bats: L   Throws: R

In a 4-1 victory over L.A. (AL) on Wednesday, Ryan Madson struck out one batter in one inning of work while collecting his 29th save of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Madson (who currently owns a 2.97 ERA this year) has been a steady closer for the A's and continues to be a decent source of saves for his fantasy owners.

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Ryan Madson received a vote of confidence from his manager following another tough outing and loss on Tuesday. The team will continue to use him as their closer for the time being. (Source: San Francisco Chronicle)

Fantasy Impact: Madson's struggles continued Tuesday, as he allowed two earned runs in 2/3 of an inning. He's now allowed seven earned runs in his last seven innings pitched. He may be the team's closer for now, but they may just be keeping him there in hopes that he can regain value prior to the trade deadline.


Ryan Madson allowed no runs and no hits in one inning against the Mariners on Friday. He had no walks and two strikeouts in the appearance.

Fantasy Impact: One save was a write-off, but two makes for a trend, as Madson looks to be getting a split of the saves chances for Oakland based on matchups. He's worth a speculative pickup in deeper mixed leagues, as his strikeouts make him valuable regardless of role.

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Ryan Madson allowed no runs on one hit in one inning against the White Sox on Wednesday. He had no walks and one strikeout in the appearance.

Fantasy Impact: While this is nice for the Madson owners in deeper leagues, it is not a cause for worry for Doolittle as he had pitched in the previous two games for Oakland. Keep an eye on the A's closer situation just in case, but this should be a one-off.

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Ryan Madson allowed no runs and no hits in one inning against Kansas City on Monday. He had one strikeout in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: Madson looked as good as ever in his Spring Training debut, getting through his inning with a mere five pitches. Madson is the setup man for the A's, but with only Sean Doolittle in front of him (and Doolittle's injury history) there is potential for save opportunities, making him worth a flier in AL-Only leagues.

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RP Ryan Madson has agreed to a three-year/22 million dollar deal with the Oakland Athletics. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Madson will likely be a 7th/8th inning guy for the A's, which will cap his fantasy value. If you are in a league with holds, however, he is a name to consider after an excellent comeback season with the Royals (2.13 ERA/0.96 WHIP/8.24 K/9 in 63 innings).

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Madson pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his second save on the season in the Royals 5-4 win over the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: With Greg Holland having pitched the last two games and Wade Davis nursing an injury, Madson was called on to close the game with a one run lead. He may get another save opportunity over the next few games, but not consistently enough to make him fantasy relevant.

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Madson pitched a perfect ninth inning allowing no hits, walks, or runs and picking up two strikeouts, as the Royals defeated the Pirates 5-1.

Fantasy Impact: Madson continued his strong pitching on the season with a one-two-three ninth inning and lowered his ERA to 1.82 and WHIP to 0.88. With only one save on the year, he only remains relevant in the very deepest of fantasy leagues.

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Madison pitch two-thirds of an inning in the Royals 3-2 win over the Twins without allowing a base runner.

Fantasy Impact: Madson inherited a runner on second with one out and induced two fly-outs from the Twins to get out of the seventh unscathed. He has pitched well, but doesn't have a big enough role to be a fantasy option.

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Madson pitched one and a third inning against the Mariners allowing no hits and picking up hist first win of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Madson came in during the fifth inning with two on and after one run scored on an error proceeded to put down the next four batters he faced to pick up the win. Despite his 1.82 ERA and eight holds, Madson blew his only two save opportunities on the year which limits his fantasy potential.

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Louis Coleman was placed on waivers (and passed through) so will be sent to Triple-A Omaha. It leaves the final bullpen spot between Brian Flynn & Ryan Madson. (Source: Andy McCullough on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Flynn has pitched 14 innings with 13 strikeouts and 2.57 ERA. Madson has pitched 9 innings with 6 strikeouts and 3.00 ERA. With 50+ career saves, Ryan Madson is the more interesting name for fantasy.


Ryan Madson

Fri, Mar 20th 7:48pm EDT
By Gavin Tramps

According to Royals' manager Ned Yost, Ryan Madson has been the most pleasant surprise of the big leaguers in camp. "You can see where if he stays healthy, he can help us" he said. (Source: Andy McCullough on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In his last season before TJ surgery Ryan Madson recorded 46 saves. If he proves his health, he could be yet another weapon in the Royals' bullpen.

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