Archie Bradley

Archie Bradley

RP - ARI
Age: 27Bats: RThrows: R

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Bradley looked like the overwhelming favorite to close in the desert, but then the Diamondbacks signed Greg Holland in January. With Holland now out of the picture, Bradley is finally getting his shot and should be a serviceable closer down the stretch.

Bradley has picked up two saves since Arizona removed Greg Holland from the closer's role. While the former starter carries an unsightly 4.01 ERA and 1.56 WHIP into the more prominent position, he has also stockpiled 64 strikeouts in 49.1 innings. This new job is far from secure, but managers willing to risk their ratios can add him for saves and strikeouts.

Bradley isn't a 90 strikeout guy, nor should we expect an ERA south of 2.00, but he is the heavy favorite to get saves in Arizona, which certainly counts for something. Granted, they won't win 80 games, but even 35 saves is plenty to warrant a late-round pick.