San Diego Padres Fantasy Baseball Closer Information and Depth Chart
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February 24, 2013
San Diego Padres – Starting 2013 hierarchy: Closer- Huston Street, Set-up- Luke Gregerson, 2nd in line- Dale Thayer.
September 22, 2012
San Diego Padres – Huston Street was activated from the DL on Friday and should resume his closing duties. Hierarchy change: Huston Street to Closer, Luke Gregerson to Set-up, Dale Thayer to 2nd in Line.
September 21, 2012
San Diego Padres – Given a one-run lead, Luke Gregerson put two men on to start the ninth — so Bud Black played the platoon advantage for the rest of the inning, using five different pitchers who loaded the bases with no outs, only to escape unscathed. Anthony Bass was the last man standing, striking out Aaron Hill for his first career save. No hierarchy change.
September 6, 2012
San Diego Padres – Tom Layne picked up his second save of the season on Wednesday, retiring the only batter he faced. Luke Gregerson had pitched to the first three hitters of the inning (allowing the third to reach) and is still the best bet for saves until Huston Street returns. No hierarchy change.
August 31, 2012
San Diego Padres – Luke Gregerson collected his third consecutive save on Saturday, just a few hours after Huston Street suffered a setback in his rehab. Dale Thayer got the first two save chances after Street’s injury, but Gregerson has picked up the last three, and should continue to see chances until Street returns. Hierarchy change: Luke Gregerson to Closer, Dale Thayer to Set-up.
August 28, 2012
San Diego Padres – Dale Thayer returned from paternity leave yesterday, but he was used in the 8th inning, while Luke Gregerson picked up the save in the 9th. Gregerson has been on fire, having not allowed a run since July 3. He’s now likely sharing opportunities with Thayer until Huston Street returns. No hierarchy change.
August 27, 2012
San Diego Padres – With Dale Thayer still on paternity leave, Luke Gregerson picked up a save in his absence. Thayer returns today and will resume closing until Huston Street is healthy. No hierarchy change.
August 23, 2012
San Diego Padres – Tom Layne, who coming into the game had 3.1 career major league innings, picked up the save on Wednesday, throwing a perfect 9th inning with the Padres up by 2 runs. After blowing a save on Tuesday, Dale Thayer was given the night off, but Layne suddenly becomes a pitcher to watch in San Diego. Hierarchy change: Tom Layne to 2nd in line, replacing Brad Brach.
August 22, 2012
San Diego Padres – Dale Thayer blew the save last night, and has now allowed runs in 2 of his 4 appearances since Huston Street hit the disabled list. If he blows another game, the Padres might give Luke Gregerson a shot at closing until Street returns. Dale Thayer to Hot Seat.
August 11, 2012
San Diego Padres – Huston Street took his 21 1/3-inning scoreless streak to the disabled list today after straining his calf on the final play of last night’s game. Bud Black offered three options to the San Diego Union-Tribune last night: a return to Dale Thayer, an elevation of Luke Gregerson, or the dreaded “closer-by-committee.” Although Gregerson has the best numbers in the Padres pen, it seems most likely that Black will keep him in the set-up role and go back to Thayer come the 9th. Hierarchy change: Huston Street to DL, Dale Thayer to Closer, Brad Brach to 2nd in Line.
August 11, 2012
San Diego Padres – Huston Street suffered what initially appeared to be a bad injury on Friday night, pulling up lame as he went to cover first base on the last out of the game. Reports from after the game suggested the injury was not as bad as it appeared, though Bud Black still speculated that the injury would keep Street out for a few days. If the injury does require a trip to the disabled list, then Dale Thayer could close in Street’s absence, Bud Black told the San Diego Union-Tribune. Luke Gregerson could also be in the mix. No hierarchy change.
July 12, 2012
San Diego Padres – Huston Street is a great bet to move somewhere else before the All Star Break, and a trade would either cause his value to rise slightly (if he goes to a contender and continues to close out games) or plummet (if he becomes a set-up man). But a definite beneficiary is Luke Gregerson– or possibly Dale Thayer– who could see saves once Street lands elsewhere. TRADE DEADLINE BUY+: Luke Gregerson. BUY: Dale Thayer. SELL: Huston Street.
July 3, 2012
San Diego Padres – Clayton Richard couldn’t quite close out a complete game on Monday, as Joe Thatcher was summoned to record the final out in a 6-2 game. There were a couple men on base, so Thatcher earned his first save of the season. The lefty is unlikely to get many save chances going forward, even if Huston Street is dealt. No hierarchy change.
June 14, 2012
San Diego Padres – Luke Gregerson picked up the 8th inning hold for the second straight day on Wednesday. Dale Thayer, who flamed out spectacularly as the fill-in closer just as Huston Street was returning from the DL, has been used minimally since. Hierarchy change: Luke Gregerson to Set-up, Dale Thayer to 2nd in line.
June 9, 2012
San Diego Padres – Andrew Cashner is being moved to the rotation. He will start today’s game, and if he pitches well, he’ll be sent to the minors to be stretched out. Hierarchy change: Luke Gregerson to 2nd in line, replacing Andrew Cashner.
June 6, 2012
San Diego Padres – Huston Street returned from the DL on Wednesday, and threw a shaky, but scoreless 9th inning in a tie game, earning the win when the Padres walked-off in the bottom half. Street is expected to resume closing immediately. Hierarchy change: Huston Street to Closer, Dale Thayer to Set-up, Andrew Cashner to 2nd in line.
May 31, 2012
San Diego Padres – Pitching in a tie game on Wednesday, Dale Thayer gave up a walk off home run to Darwin Barney. In his last two outings, Thayer has given up 7 earned runs in just 1.2 innings. Dale Thayer to Hot Seat.
May 9, 2012
San Diego Padres – Dale Thayer collected his 2nd save in as many days for the Padres on Tuesday, who opted to use Andrew Cashner in the 8th inning and Luke Gregerson in the 7th. Cashner’s meltdown on Sunday appears to have cost him, as Thayer, who has 173 career minor league saves, has inherited the closer role in Huston Street’s absence. Hierarchy change: Dale Thayer to Closer, Andrew Cashner to Set-up.
May 8, 2012
San Diego Padres – As noted yesterday, Andrew Cashner was given the night off after a long outing on Sunday, but the Padres opted to use Dale Thayer in the 9th inning, leaving Luke Gregerson in the 8th inning role. Should Cashner falter again, it could be Thayer (173 career minor league saves) who nabs the most opportunities in Huston Street’s absence. Hierarchy change: Dale Thayer to Set-up, Luke Gregerson to 2nd in line.
May 7, 2012
San Diego Padres – Despite throwing 100+ mph gas all night, Andrew Cashner was knocked around on Sunday, giving up 4 earned runs in a tie game in the 8th inning. He’s still likely the Padres go-to guy while Huston Street recovers, but could quickly lose that distinction if he falters again. Andrew Cashner to Hot Seat.
May 6, 2012
San Diego Padres – The Padres will place Huston Street on the disabled list after he suffered a right posterior shoulder strain on Friday. After being hurt last night, Street said he didn’t think the injury was too serious, but perhaps that was wishful thinking; Andrew Cashner will close in his stead, and Bud Black said that Luke Gregerson and Dale Thayer could also see occasional opportunities. Hierarchy change: Huston Street to DL, Andrew Cashner to Closer, Luke Gregerson to Set-up, Dale Thayer to 2nd in line.
April 8, 2012
San Diego Padres- Luke Gregerson was the set-up man for the Padres late last season, but yesterday, they went to Gregerson in the 7th inning of a tie game, saving Andrew Cashner for the 8th. Hierarchy change: Andrew Cashner to Set-up, Luke Gregerson to 2nd in line.
March 18, 2012
San Diego Padres- The Padres acquired Huston Street in the offseason, and Luke Gregerson, one of the few established arms in San Diego’s bullpen, will likely get first crack at saves if he falters. Starting 2012 hierarchy: Closer- Huston Street, Set-up- Luke Gregerson, 2nd in line- Andrew Cashner.
Dec. 15, 2011
San Diego Padres- The Padres acquired Huston Street from the Rockies for a player to be named later, and Street will likely assume the closer’s role vacated by Heath Bell. Hierarchy change: Huston Street to Closer, replacing Heath Bell.
Sept. 14, 2011
San Diego Padres- After a rough patch that saw him fall out of the 8th inning role, Chad Qualls has re-established himself as the primary set-up man for Heath Bell. Hierarchy change: Chad Qualls to Set-up, Luke Gregerson to 2nd in line.