This week, Brad Johnson touches on some topics that he didn’t cover in previous columns this season. He also highlights the skills of Diamondbacks’ Robbie Ray, who’s been on a tear since returning from the DL.
With the 2017 season winding down, Scott Jenstad ranks the top 10 closers for 2018. At the top of his list is Kenley Jansen, who has posted an ERA under 3.00 in all seven of his seasons to go along with massive strikeout numbers.
Brad Johnson discusses the difficulty of predicting which developing arms will help your team now, and what to expect next year. He also notes that Tyler Glasnow’s improved pitching at Triple-A Indianapolis might bring him back to Pittsburgh soon.
This week, Brad Johnson dives into unsettled AL bullpens, including the Angels where longtime closer Huston Street has spent more time than usual on the disabled list but could be back closing in early September.