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This is a good account in case it hasn't been shared yet.     https://twitter.com/Opener_News    

@Opener_News is a great Twitter resource for up to dat Bulk/Opener news. Has been tremendously helpful for myself having a good idea of which Bulk guys to stream. 

Knowing the Rays id guess Bulk 80% regular starter 20%   hes usually right around 5 IP in his minor league starts which suggest Bulk when hes up

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Seth Lugo while not a traditional bulk guy is the long man for the Mets and when they do have "bullpen games" is usually the guy who goes 3-4 innings. And he did very well at this last year. As a Mets fan I am familiar with him, I'm sure there's other guys like this who should be able to hit 100 innings without making more than a couple starts.

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3 hours ago, arthurpete said:

Yonny Chirinos was another solid post starter guy

 

yeah, yonny is generally listed before beeks as one of the most likely ones to have a spot, along with yarb

my tip is don't forget about wilmer font. he had a crazy good season in AAA for the dodgers the year before, has good stuff, and was really starting to put together a good run for the rays before he got hurt and they shut him down for the rest of the year. he might be the most talented of this rays group and could even evolve into a real SP if he gets a shot

https://blogs.fangraphs.com/i-should-explain-this-wilmer-font-thing/

 

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9 hours ago, taobball said:

 

 

...ah. 

 

I thought this was a Bartolo Colon thread. 

Dammit tao, I just had the same reaction. 

Ummm...i thought this was a Bobby Jenks thread. 

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Looked for this a few times this season, and haven't found anything, but with the Rays playing so great this season, and whoever comes in after the "Opener" has been put in some great spots to snag some easy wins, figured this could be a good thread to discuss who they are saying, or speculating who would be the next pitcher in after the opener.   That being said, if anyone has heard anything about who is coming in after Stanek tomorrow, I'd personally love to know!  

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I figured the time has come for a bulk relievers thread, building on the success of the perennial middle relievers thread.

Felix Pena will serve as the primary pitcher/bulk reliever again tomorrow, coming in after an "opener" (who is TBD).

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How do you guys rank them? 

 

Chirinos and pena seem to be the elite or am I missing a few?

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27 minutes ago, Theschill38 said:

Pretty sure Pena isn't pitching tomorrow since Heaney is starting.

 

Good catch. I saw he will be bulk relieving but that will be Monday, not Sunday. I didn't catch that his day was moved due to Heaney.

 

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5 hours ago, Dr. Whom said:

How do you guys rank them? 

 

Chirinos and pena seem to be the elite or am I missing a few?

 

Beeks is another one for TB.  Not sure if he's going tomorrow or Chirinos.

But I do have Pena and Chirinos ahead of Beeks as long as Pena is facing RHB heavy lineups. 

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14 hours ago, Dr. Whom said:

How do you guys rank them? 

 

Chirinos and pena seem to be the elite or am I missing a few?

 

League settings are a factor. Where these guys help most are in weekly points leagues with starts caps, since they give you de facto start volume without counting against the limit and where innings and strikeouts trump ratios. They help in rotisserie leagues with a starts limit too, but they aren't as helpful their since their ratios may hurt you relative to other relievers you could have rostered instead.

I use them in a weekly points league. There Beeks is a clear third since he is only RP elgible so I have to bench one of my two normal relievers. Pena and Chirinos come with the advantage of filling in for a SP who isn't pitching that day while not consuming a RP slot.

If I had to choose it would be Chirinos, Pena, Beeks in that order in points and Chirinos, Beeks, Pena in roto. Tampa is a much better bet to yield a win than the Angels.

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1 hour ago, to_be_quite_frank said:

Since we call them "Openers" we should call the Bulk Reliever the "Headliner"

Keep with the concert theme

 

My favorite headliner Jalen Beeks is performing today 

 

And a very tough matchup to say the least

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