Santiago Casilla RP SF 1 week ago

Casilla fanned a pair of batsmen in a perfect ninth inning to earn his 12th save of the season Sunday versus the Cubs.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran has been excellent of late and has now saved five consecutive games while lowering his ERA to 1.96. He has a firm role on a Giants team that is poised to make a run this season, making him a stable fantasy reliever capable of helping owners out across the board.

Santiago Casilla RP SF 1 week ago

Casilla allowed one run on one hit over one inning to earn his 11th save Saturday against the Cubs.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Casilla was protecting a three-run lead, and after giving up a solo homer to lead off the inning, he set the next three batters down in order to close out the contest. He's now allowed a run to score in two of his last six outings, but his ERA is at 2.04 along with an excellent 0.96 WHIP.

Santiago Casilla RP SF 1 week ago

Casilla gave up a hit and struck out two on his way to his 10th save of the season Thursday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Casilla continues to exceed expectations with a 1.62 ERA and 0.96 WHIP in 2016. He is relying more on his slider (18.7%) and curveball (25.6%) to keep hitters off-balance. After blowing his third save May 11, Casilla has now converted three consecutive saves to reclaim his firm grip on the closer role.

Santiago Casilla RP SF 2 weeks ago

Casilla worked around a hit and a walk with one strikeout to notch his ninth save of the season Sunday versus Arizona.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran came on in a one-run game and allowed a pair of men to reach with just one out, but he induced a double-play grounder from the next hitter to close out the game. Casilla has a stellar 1.72 ERA this season, but more importantly, his WHIP sits at 0.96, which is well below the 1.28 mark he posted last season.

Santiago Casilla RP SF 2 weeks ago

Casilla recorded the rare two-out save with two strikeouts in a 3-1 victory against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Southpaw reliever Josh Osich retired left-handed hitter Jake Lamb, and then Castilla entered the game to face Welington Castillo and Yasmany Tomas, both of who struck out. Fortunately, when Casilla entered the game, it was still a save situation. He is 8-for-11 in save chances with a 1.84 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 18 strikeouts in 14.2 innings.

Santiago Casilla RP SF 3 weeks ago

Casilla was irate after being removed from a save situation Thursday. He entered the game with a two-run lead and was removed after loading the bases with two hits and a walk. He struck out two in the eventual win over Arizona.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Casilla is a fiery competitor, and he was not pleased with manager Bruce Bochy after being lifted with two outs in the bottom of the ninth Thursday. He stormed off the mound and was still visibly upset even as the team was celebrating the win. After the game, Casilla stated that he was disgruntled because Bochy pulled him in a situation "where I thought he had confidence in me." From an outsider's standpoint, Bochy was completely in the right here. Casilla was coming off a blown save the night before and proceeded to load the bases despite being given a two-run cushion. Bochy pulled him in favor of left-handed specialist, Javier Lopez, who retired Jake Lamb for the final out of the game. How things shake out in the next few games will determine whether this is truly an issue or not. For those who like to speculate on saves, rostering Hunter Strickland until the dust settles wouldn't be a bad idea.

Santiago Casilla RP SF 3 weeks ago

Casilla blew a ninth-inning lead during Wednesday's 5-4 extra-innings win over the Blue Jays.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran closer gave up a home run to Michael Saunders -- the first batter he faced in the inning. He was able to settle down and get back to the dugout without allowing another run, but the damage was done. The usually reliable Casilla had converted his previous four save opportunities before Wednesday's mishap.

Santiago Casilla RP SF 3 weeks ago

Casilla struck out a pair during a perfect inning Friday versus the Rockies to earn his seventh save of the season.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran is now 4-for-4 in save opportunities since blowing two of his first four chances, and he has a stellar 1.54 ERA on the back of a 6.2-inning scoreless streak. Casilla is a strong fantasy reliever at the moment and stands to gain some value if the club continues to put him in position to nail down saves at an improving rate.

Santiago Casilla RP SF 4 weeks ago

Casilla hurled a clean inning to record his sixth save Tuesday against the Reds.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Casilla now has five straight scoreless appearances and three saves since blowing his second save of the season April 18 against Arizona. His ERA has dropped from 3.38 to 1.69 in that span, and he has yet to allow more than one run in a single appearance this season.

Santiago Casilla RP SF 1 month ago

Casilla struck out two in a clean inning to lock down his fifth save in Monday's win over the Reds.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Casilla needed just 11 pitches -- eight strikes, two swinging -- as he took down the Reds with ease in the ninth. He now has a crisp 12:2 K:BB, providing the fuel behind his 1.86 ERA. Casilla has recorded an ERA under 2.00 three times since 2010 (2010, 2011, 2014).