Originally posted on Baseball Professor  |  Last updated 4/18/12

It looks like Santiago Casilla is going to be the closer for now as he picked up the Giants’ first save since Brian Wilson‘s injury. While Casilla converted the save with no issues, I don’t really like him as a pitcher and think Sergio Romo is the much better option in the long term. I’m not saying to go pick up Romo now because if we’ve learned anything from Fernando Rodney it’s that you don’t have to be a great pitcher to save games, but I don’t expect Casilla to have a long leash. In 271 innings, Casilla has a 8.00 K/9 and 4.42 BB/9 while Romo boasts a 10.69 K/9 and 1.94 BB/9 in 181 career innings.

Over in Arizona, there’s a bit of an issue in the outfield as both Justin Upton and Chris Young could be headed to the disabled list. Young ran hard into the outfield wall last night and is headed for an MRI while Upton has been battling a thumb issue. This means increased playing time for Gerardo Parra, who was useful with eight home runs, 15 steals and a .292 BA/.357 OBP in 493 plate appearances last year. If you need some speed in the outfield pick him up and ride the wave while the other two recover from their injuries.

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