Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 5/11/12
Rafael Dolis (credits below) I'll be analyzing two different players of the same position who are available in at least 50 percent of both ESPN and Yahoo! leagues. If you're torn between who to add, this column should offer some insight into each players' strengths, weaknesses and prospects going forward. The following duel is between two interim closers - one with lesser skills and more job security, and the other with a closer-worthy profile who is stuck in a committee. Rafael Dolis ChC-RP | 34% ESPN and 33% Yahoo) The most pressing question here - who is Rafael Dolis (pronounced "Doe-leese") and why should I trust him? A limited Wikipedia entry asks me to believe he's a 24 year-old homegrown talent who began his pitching career back in 2006. He recorded 17 saves in 72 IP in Double-A in 2011, with a 3.22 ERA and 48 Ks. He skipped Triple-A entirely, and outside of a 1 1/3 inning audition in 2011, has zero major league experience. However, the Cubs turned to him once Carlos Marmol ...
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