2014 Fantasy Baseball: Steve Cishek Has Become An Ideal 2nd Closer
The Miami Marlins aren’t exactly a team that has the ability to rack up wins. The team has a 200-286 record over the last three seasons and has finished dead last in the National League East each season. It hasn’t exactly been the best situation for a fantasy closer.
Despite the team’s lack of wins, though, closer Steve Cishek continues to find a way to contribute for fantasy baseball fans.
Cishek quietly racked up 34 saves last fantasy season and the fireballer boasted a sizzling 2.33 ERA to go along with a 1.08 WHIP. He only blew two saves all year, which was staggering considering the amount of saves blown around the league in 2013.
Cishek wasn’t drafted within the top-10 closers in any formats this spring, but he has been pleasantly productive this fantasy season. The 27-year-old has already added two saves this year. He has yet to allow a run (0.00 ERA) and the right-hander has only allowed one total base runner.
Cishek will be an ideal fantasy second closer to utilize for the rest of the season. He has no competition for the closer role and the team seems content to give him all the innings he can muster. Cishek is one of the most underrated closers in fantasy and will have no problem finishing with another 30-plus saves in 2014.