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Fernando Rodney – RP
Fernando Rodney is the most recent addition to the American League roster. He may be replacing David Price who is unavailable to pitch Tuesday, but that doesn’t take anything away from how much he deserves the All-Star nod.
With an ADP of 181, Fantasy owners are loving the payoff of such a late draft pick. Rodney has become everything (and more) the Mariners expected when they acquired the free agent this offseason. He has converted 27 of 29 save opportunities, and leagues the AL in the saves category.
He carries a very low 1.98 ERA, while adding 42 Ks in only 36.1 IP. It’s no mystery Rodney tends to make the ninth inning a little bit of a roller coaster. But the Mariners All-Star always seems to get the job done. Expect to see some tilted caps in Minnesota, as Rodney continues to shut the door on opposing batters.