Will Alexi Ogando be Texas’ Closer?

Mar 20, 2011

Will Neftali Feliz be a starter or a closer?

With the Rangers seriously considering using Neftali Feliz as a starter, Alexi Ogando could end up as the Rangers’ closer. While Feliz would still have plenty of value as a starter, Ogando is a low risk/huge reward option in fantasy drafts taking place before the situation is resolved. Ogando was excellent last year for the Rangers going 4-1 with a 1.30 ERA and 1.13WHIP. He struck out 39 batters in 41-2/3 innings. He did walk 16 batters though. Ogando hasn’t pitched well this spring as he’s sporting a 5.19 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, and .333 BAA. When you’re taking a flier on a guy in the late rounds of your fantasy draft, you should take a gamble on Ogando. If he lands the closer gig, you just got yourself a great bargain. If not, you can drop him for a player that is  hot out of the gate.

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