Brandon League has lost his job as starting closer for Eric Wedge and the Seattle Mariners after blowing three of his last five save chances.
League converted 71% of his save opportunities over his nine year career with Seattle and Toronto, with a 3.74 ERA and 1.278 WHIP. One of the knocks against League as a closer has been is relatively light SO/9 rate of 6.6, which limit’s League’s ability to get outs on his own.
According to a report on Sportingnews.com, Wedge has not decided on a new closer and will likely mix and match based on situations.
From a fantasy perspective, League has very limited fantasy value unless he regains the closer role soon. The remaining Mariner closers also lack much value unless Wedge commits to using one exclusively for save chances.