Fantasy Baseball Closer Changes In The Cards for St. Louis
With Chris Carpenter headed to the DL, possibly out for the year for the Cardinals, Adam Wainwright, speculated to return as a closer, will now return as a starter.
With Chris Perez succeeding as the closer, and showing up big in big pressure situations, the Cardinals are going with him down the stretch. Perez is owned in just 2/3 of ESPN leagues, if he is available in your league, grab him while you can.
Since his callup, Perez has pitched in 6 innings, over 5 games, recording 4 saves, 2 of the saves being 5 out saves. He has also allowed just 2 hits and 4 walks while striking out 9 in his 6 shutout innings. (Stats are up to date to 8/15/08’s 2/3 inning save)