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Mariners | Steve Cishek earns another save

Sat, 23 Apr 2016 05:24:49 -0700

Seattle Mariners RP Steve Cishek pitched a scoreless 10th inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Friday, April 22, to earn his fourth save of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Cishek has not allowed a run in his last six appearances and only two hits during that span. He is also averaging a strikeout per inning, which makes him an attractive option in all leagues.

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

Mariners | Steve Cishek earns save

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:53:14 -0700

Seattle Mariners RP Steve Cishek pitched a scoreless 10th inning against the Cleveland Indians Thursday, April 21, to earn his third save of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Cishek has pitched well so far this season and should continue to be the closer for the time being. Cishek likely is owned in most deep mixed leagues and should be in starting lineups for owners.

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Mariners | Steve Cishek won't be extended

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:11:36 -0700

Seattle Mariners RP Steve Cishek pitched two innings in an extra-inning win over the Texas Rangers Wednesday, April 13, but manager Scott Servais said that won't be a regular occurrence. Cishek's first inning went quick, and the Mariners had an off day Thursday, April 14. Cishek threw two innings in just seven of his 263 appearances from 2012 to 2015.

Fantasy Tip: Cishek should be owned in all formats as a second or third fantasy stopper. He doesn't have any saves yet but is off to a good start with one run allowed in five innings of work (1.80 ERA). He doesn't have typical strikeout stuff for a closer, though, and has collapsed in a closer role before, so have Joaquin Benoit or Tony Zych handy if you own Cishek.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton

Mariners | Steve Cishek dealing with soreness

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 15:45:18 -0700

Seattle Mariners RP Steve Cishek (biceps) has soreness in his biceps, which surfaced after his March 6 outing opposite the Texas Rangers, but the 29-year-old said it's just a "normal spring occurrence," before proceeding to throw a 25-pitch bullpen workout. "We all deal with soreness," Cishek added. "We're just being cautious right now. Everything is good. I'll be in a game pretty soon."

Fantasy Tip: It doesn't sound like anything serious, but regardless, Cishek will be a bit of a risky draft pick for owners who opt to select him as one of their closers. Cishek struggled mightily in Miami last year before losing his job to A.J. Ramos, but bounced back nicely after he was acquired by the Cardinals, with whom he posted a 2.31 ERA and .212 opposing batting average in 27 appearances. He'll benefit from pitching half his games at Safeco Field, but it is concerning that his strikeout rate dropped to a career low in 2015.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton

Mariners | Steve Cishek lost mechanics

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 14:10:57 -0800

Seattle Mariners RP Steve Cishek said his long delivery got out of whack in spring training last season, and he didn't right the ship until after he lost the closer role with the Miami Marlins.

"When you're pitching in the ninth inning and you're mechanically not very comfortable, it's hard to have the confidence you had in years past," Cishek said. "So I just lost a little confidence early because I didn't feel the same, and it reflected in my performance. Unfortunately, it kind of hurt the team a little early on as well, so it was a bummer. But also, it was great for me mentally because it helped me to handle adversity, and if this problem comes up in the future, I'll be able to handle it quicker."

Fantasy Tip: Cishek is the favorite to close for Seattle and should be a cheap target for saves as your third fantasy closer.

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

Mariners | Steve Cishek set for closing duties

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 12:07:21 -0800

Seattle Mariners RP Steve Cishek is expected to be the closer to begin the 2016 season, according to general manager Jerry Dipoto.

Fantasy Tip: Cishek has 95 career saves, including two seasons with over 30. However, he also lost the closer job last season with Miami. Still, Cishek should be viewed as a potential mid-tier relief option for seasonal drafts this spring, and pitching in the American League for the first time could help his submarine delivery keep batters uncomfortable at the plate.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton

Mariners | Seattle adds Steve Cishek

Sat, 12 Dec 2015 07:19:26 -0800

Free-agent RP Steve Cishek (Cardinals) agreed to a two-year deal worth at least $10 million with the Seattle Mariners Saturday, Dec. 12, according to according to a source. The deal could be worth as much as $17 million with incentives.

Fantasy Tip: There is a good chance that Cishek receives the first opportunity to close next season, so owners should monitor his role during spring training. Cishek has been a closer in the past and could be a solid draft choice in mixed leagues if he wins the closer job.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jerry Crasnick

Cardinals | Trevor Rosenthal was unavailable

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 14:40:48 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals RP Trevor Rosenthal was not unavailable in a save situation against the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday, Sept. 22, and neither was RP Jonathan Broxton. The Cardinals went with RP Kevin Siegrist to lock the game down in the eighth and RP Steve Cishek recorded the save. It was the 95th save of Cishek's career, and he became the sixth Cardinals reliever to record a save in 2015.

Fantasy Tip: Rosenthal has been one of the more consistent closers in the league this year. He has 47 saves, a 1.49 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 10.9 strikeouts per nine innings. Continue to run with Rosenthal as your closer to finish out the season.

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

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