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Cardinals | St. Louis adds Steve Cishek

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:13:04 -0700

The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired RP Steve Cishek from the Miami Marlins Friday, July 24, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Cishek lost his closer role with the Marlins earlier this season, and then he even did a minor league tour of duty. Since he was recalled, though, Cishek has a 0.71 ERA while holding opposing hitters to a .239/.294/.261 slash line over 13 appearances and 12 2/3 innings. Barring injury, he still won't factor into the saves conversation with the Cardinals, though. He should be viewed as nothing more than a desperation saves stash in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Miami Herald - Clark Spencer

Cardinals | Steve Cishek in crosshairs

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:03:55 -0700

The St. Louis Cardinals are looking at Miami Marlins RP Steve Cishek as a potential trade target.

Fantasy Tip: Cishek was demoted from the closer's role after a rough start, but he could be a solid setup man for the contending Cardinals if he gets his form back.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Miami Herald - Clark Spencer

Marlins | Steve Cishek recalled

Sat, 13 Jun 2015 10:05:00 -0700

The Miami Marlins have called up RP Steve Cishek from Class AA Jacksonville. In five outings in the minors, he allowed five hits over six scoreless innings, with no walks and four strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Cishek began the season as Miami's closer but posted a 1-5 record with a 6.98 ERA over 19 1/3 innings and only converted three of seven save opportunities before being demoted. A.J. Ramos has pitched well since assuming the ninth-inning role, so expect Cishek to be used in low-leverage situations for the foreseeable future.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Joe Frisaro

Marlins | Steve Cishek optioned to minors

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 23:02:44 -0700

The Miami Marlins optioned RP Steve Cishek to Class AA Jacksonville (Fla.) Monday, June 1.

Fantasy Tip: Cishek has gone from one of the elite relievers in the National League to unpitchable for the Marlins in the course of a couple of months. He’ll try to iron out his problems and get back to the majors, but for now he is only worth keeping on an NL-only roster if you have flexibility or spots designated for those in the minors.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jon Heyman

Marlins | New manager turning to A.J. Ramos

Mon, 18 May 2015 13:21:53 -0700

Miami Marlins RP A.J. Ramos will serve as the closer while RP Steve Cishek works out his kinks, according to manager Dan Jennings.

Fantasy Tip: Ramos was the lead candidate under the old regime, but fantasy owners can feel a little more secure about their Ramos shares now that Jennings has confirmed Ramos will receive save opportunities. Ramos should be owned in all formats. He recorded his first save Wednesday, May 13, and currently sports a 0.95 ERA, a 0.79 WHIP and a 11.4 K/9.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Christina De Nicola

Marlins | Miami to mix and match in ninth

Tue, 12 May 2015 10:12:42 -0700

Miami Marlins RP Steve Cishek blew his second straight save against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, May 11, and he's converted only three of his seven save chances in 2015, pushing his ERA up to 10.32 - 13 runs in 11 1/3 innings. As a result, manager Mike Redmond said the team will likely mix and match in the ninth inning, with RPs A.J. Ramos, Bryan Morris and Mike Dunn being options.

Fantasy Tip: Cishek will probably be demoted to pitch in lower-leverage situations, at least until he can get back on track. A.J. Ramos, who has a 1.06 ERA and 11.1 K/9 rate in 17 innings, should be your first choice off the waiver wire if you're looking for saves. Add Ramos immediately in all formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Joe Frisaro

Marlins | Steve Cishek blows another save

Tue, 12 May 2015 04:43:55 -0700

Miami Marlins RP Steve Cishek suffered his fourth blown save in seven chances Monday, May 11, when he gave up a ninth-inning homer to Los Angeles Dodgers OF Scott Van Slyke in a 5-3 loss.

Fantasy Tip: You may want to think about switching closers or at least dropping Cishek in some formats. The team has given no word whether it will yank Cishek from the role, but four blown saves in seven tries is never good.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Marlins | Steve Cishek confident he'll find it

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:13:09 -0700

Miami Marlins RP Steve Cishek said he's confident that his diminished velocity will improve as the season goes along. Cishek is averaging career-lows for a month with his sinker (89.4 miles per hour) and slider (79.0). His career averages are 82.2 for the slider and 92.0 with the sinker. "Typically I come into spring training with my arm slot a little bit higher and for some reason the past couple years it's been lower," Cishek said. "And when your arm slot is slower, you can't really generate as much (velocity.) That's kind of what I'm thinking."

Fantasy Tip: Cishek's comments make some sense, but he's still on a really short leash right now. A.J. Ramos is a good add for speculative owners.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Miami Herald - Manny Navarro

Marlins | Steve Cishek rebounds with save

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 22:31:17 -0700

Miami Marlins RP Steve Cishek worked a scoreless ninth inning while allowing a walk with a strikeout Tuesday, April 28, against the New York Mets to nail down his second save of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Cishek blew his second save in three chance this season Monday, giving up three runs in the loss. Overall he has a terribly 9.82 ERA, so it will take a few more outings like this before fantasy owners can trust him again.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Marlins | Steve Cishek struggling

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 07:42:29 -0700

Miami Marlins RP Steve Cishek's velocity is down, and his slider just rolls, according to a scout. He blew his second save and allowed three runs in an inning of work Monday, April 27.

Fantasy Tip: Cishek's seat is scalding hot right now. We'd lean towards picking up A.J. Ramos, who has a sparkling 0.73 ERA and 18 K's in 12 1/3 innings. Bryan Morris could figure into the equation, but he has issued five walks in 8 2/3 innings.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal