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Giants | Santiago Casilla not the problem

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:49:44 -0700

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy isn't worried about RP Santiago Casilla's two blown saves early in the season. "I don't see our problem being our closer," Bochy said.

Fantasy Tip: Casilla is a shaky second fantasy closer because of his age (35) and his suspect control on the mound with the game on the line for the Giants. He had 38 saves for San Fran last year but only had one season of 20-plus saves before that, so a lack of a track record is concerning, too. With Sergio Romo on the DL, Hunter Strickland is the handcuff for worried Casilla owners.

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Giants | Santiago Casilla throws bullpen

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 13:10:46 -0800

San Francisco Giants RP Santiago Casilla (flu) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Wednesday, March 9, and looked sharp, according to pitching coach Dave Righetti. Casilla will make his Cactus League debut Saturday, March 12.

Fantasy Tip: Casilla saved 38 games in 2015 with a 2.79 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP and a 9.6 K/9, and he is currently projected to handle the ninth inning in 2016. However, Hunter Strickland and Sergio Romo will be breathing down Casilla's neck, and the incumbent closer should be viewed as nothing more than a middling No. 2 reliever.

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Giants | Santiago Casilla back from illness

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 17:06:16 -0800

San Francisco Giants RP Santiago Casilla (flu) will throw live batting practice before he enters a spring game.

Fantasy Tip: Casilla is on shaky ground in San Francisco, and Sergio Romo or Hunter Strickland wait in the wings if he falters. His spotty control gets him in trouble often, and he's a No. 2 fantasy stopper, at best. Speculate on Romo or Strickland in deeper leagues.

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Giants | Santiago Casilla is the closer

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 16:32:25 -0800

San Francisco Giants RP Santiago Casilla is the team's closer to begin the year.

Fantasy Tip: Casilla might be one of the shakier closer options with a cemented job entering 2016. His control is suspect, and he shouldn't be considered close to elite at all for a reliever. Sergio Romo and Hunter Strickland are chomping at the bit should Casilla falter at all.

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Giants | Frisco bullpen not getting it done

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:10:41 -0700

San Francisco Giants RPs Santiago Casilla and Sergio Romo have been struggling lately, particularly against left-handed hitters. Over the past 20 at-bats, lefties are hitting .328 against Casilla, and .450 off of Romo. RP Javier Lopez was used Monday, Aug. 3, against a lefty to start the ninth inning, but manager Bruce Bochy plans to stick with Romo setting up Casilla for now.

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners in standard formats have been frustrated with the duo, but for now it appears to be status quo in San Francisco as Bochy lets each pitcher work through their problems rather than demote them to less stressful situations to iron out their issues.

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Giants | Santiago Casilla to remain closer?

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:45:27 -0700

San Francisco Giants RP Santiago Casilla blew the save against the Atlanta Braves Monday, Aug. 3, which led to a loss for the Giants in the 12th inning. It was his fifth blown save of the year, but Giants TV announcer Duane Kuiper doesn't think manager Bruce Bochy will make a change in the ninth inning. Casilla is 4-2 this year with a 3.32 ERA and 27 saves, and he had converted seven straight saves before his blown save Monday. Kuiper doesn't think RP Hunter Strickland is a candidate to replace Casilla.

Fantasy Tip: If Casilla were to be demoted from ninth-inning duties, it'd likely be Sergio Romo, and not Strickland, moving into the role. Romo has experience closing with the Giants. If you're looking for saves and weren't able to land a reliever that moved into the role at the trade deadline, Romo might be your ticket for saves down the stretch if Casilla comes unraveled.

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Giants | Santiago Casilla gets save No. 27

Sun, 02 Aug 2015 05:26:36 -0700

San Francisco Giants RP Santiago Casilla picked up his 27th save of the season Saturday, Aug. 1, against the Texas Rangers.

Fantasy Tip: Casilla has 27 saves in 31 chances this season, with a 2.89 ERA and a 9.40 K/9. Casilla has blown just two saves since the beginning of June, and he's an extremely safe fantasy commodity.

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Giants | Santiago Casilla avoids disabled list

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:46:48 -0700

San Francisco Giants RP Santiago Casilla (arm) will not be placed on the disabled list, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Sergei Romo projects to receive the majority of save opportunities while Casilla is recovering from arm fatigue. Although, Javier Lopez is also in the equation. Saves chasers will want to target Romo first, as he has more fleeting value. Continue to check back for updates on Casilla.

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Giants | Santiago Casilla out a few days

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:23:06 -0700

San Francisco Giants RP Santiago Casilla (arm) will be given a few days off due to arm fatigue, according to manager Bruce Bochy. RPs Sergio Romo and Javier Lopez will close out games based on matchups.

Fantasy Tip: Romo is the righty, has the experience and will probably see the bulk of the opportunities with Casilla out. He's likely gone in NL-only leagues, but if you're fetching for saves in mixed leagues, grab him.

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Giants | Santiago Casilla implodes

Sun, 31 May 2015 17:20:41 -0700

San Francisco Giants RP Santiago Casilla blew his third save of the year, allowing four runs and three hits in 2/3 of an inning against the Atlanta Braves Sunday, May 31.

Fantasy Tip: Casilla has had back-to-back shaky outings, and his 1.48 WHIP is a little concerning. He isn't on the hot seat just yet, but another rough outing or two could change that in a hurry.

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