Santiago Casilla
RP SF
2 weeks ago

Casilla -- who was removed as the team's closer prior to the game -- blew another save against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Despite being removed as the team's closer, Casilla saw the first save opportunity that was presented Friday. Right on cue, he gave up a solo-homer to Jake Lamb in the bottom of the tenth inning that allowed the game to continue. Casilla was extremely erratic, missing well outside of the strike zone several times and even hit a batter. His recent struggles and role reduction appear to be affecting his confidence. Even though he saw the first save opportunity, we have to continue to view this as a closer by committee situation. Even if Casilla were to see the occasional save opportunity, it would be hard to roster him in all but the deepest formats after he posted an 8.00 ERA over his last 10 appearances.

Santiago Casilla
RP SF
3 weeks ago

Casilla has been removed from the closer role, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Another shaky outing Wednesday spelled the end for Casilla, as the struggling Giants have decided to make a change in the ninth inning. Manager Bruce Bochy declined to name a replacement for Casilla, suggesting instead that the team will take a closer-by-committee approach. Hunter Strickland, Sergio Romo, Joe Nathan and lefty Will Smith could all factor into the mix for saves depending on the matchups.

Santiago Casilla
RP SF
3 weeks ago1 Comment

Casilla was ineffective Wednesday, surrendering two runs before being lifted from a closing situation in a walk-off loss to the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

While this didn't go down in the score book as a blown save, it should be considered one after Casilla was unable to close out a two-run lead, eventually giving way to Josh Osich and Joe Nathan. This was the second time in three appearances where the veteran closer wasn't able to shut the door on games the Giants desperately needed to win. Casilla has his ups and downs and usually rights the ship, but San Francisco's playoff hopes are sinking and manager Bruce Bochy could make a change in the ninth to alleviate an obvious problem with the club right now, CSN Bay Area reports. Joe Nathan, Hunter Strickland and Sergio Romo are just a few candidates to take over ninth inning duties should a change be made.

Santiago Casilla
RP SF
3 weeks ago

Casilla tossed a perfect ninth for his 31st save in Tuesday's win over Colorado.

EDGE Analysis

Casilla needed just 13 pitches (nine strikes) and picked up his 60th strikeout of the season, leaving him just two shy of the career high he set last season. He's also just seven saves shy of his career high, also set in 2015 -- a mark the Giants may need him to break if they are going to make the postseason.

Santiago Casilla
RP SF
3 weeks ago

Casilla blew his seventh save of the season Sunday, surrendering a run on two hits and a walk in an eventual 3-2 loss to the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Casilla appears to be in one of his patented cold spells, surrendering five runs over his last 6.2 innings of work, blowing two saves in the process. This rough patch follows a streak of eight scoreless innings, so owners got to see the best and worst of the veteran closer over the past month or so. Casilla is one of the more volatile closing options in the game, but the overall results haven't been all that bad when you look at his 3.28 ERA and 30 total saves. Manager Bruce Bochy has stuck with his closer through his up-and-downs and that likely won't change down the stretch.

Santiago Casilla
RP SF
3 weeks ago

Casilla notched his 30th save in Saturday's 3-2 victory over the Cubs, firing a perfect ninth inning.

EDGE Analysis

The closer needed a scant five pitches, three of which he threw for strikes, to close out the victory. Casilla has now converted his last three save chances and has reached the 30-save mark for the second straight year.

Santiago Casilla
RP SF
4 weeks ago

Casilla allowed one run on two hits while striking out two in a four-out save, his 29th of the year, Wednesday against Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

Despite giving up a solo shot, Casilla nailed down his eighth save in his last nine tries. His ERA ballooned a bit this month, from 3.05 to 3.22, over 10.2 innings. However, Casilla really only suffered one poor outing (three runs in one inning on Aug. 13 against Baltimore) in his 10 August appearances. The veteran has allowed a run in just two of his last 12 outings while recording 14 strikeouts in that time.

Santiago Casilla
RP SF
1 month ago

Casilla worked around a hit for a scoreless ninth against the Mets on Thursday -- his 28th save.

EDGE Analysis

The Giants' closer hasn't been delivering a lot of clean outings lately -- Casilla has allowed baserunners in five of his last six appearances, with the lone exception being the one-out save he earned last weekend. He also blew his sixth save of the year Sunday, tying last year's total with a month-plus of regular season to go. But on the whole, Casilla's numbers look pretty much exactly like you'd expect them to, as he's maintained last year's strikeout improvement and continues to get by despite being a bit more hittable than most closers.

Santiago Casilla
RP SF
1 month ago

Casilla blew his sixth save of the season Sunday, surrendering three runs in the top of ninth inning in a 9-8 loss to the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

A day after recording one of the easiest saves of his career, Casilla was unable to get the job done against the hard-hitting Orioles. A two-out rally began with a hit, a walk, and a three-run blast off the bat of Jonathan Schoop. As his owners know, Casilla has a tendency to be very streaky, and this is the type of outing that could send him spiraling for a few days. But you take the good with the bad when owning him, and so far the results have been solid in 2016.

Santiago Casilla
RP SF
1 month ago

Casilla was brought in to record a one-out save in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

This was a gift to Casilla's fantasy owners because it looked like he wouldn't see a save opportunity with a 6-0 lead in the ninth inning. A couple of runs and a couple of base runners later and the save situation was created. Casilla came out of the pen and threw one pitch to record one out and earn his 27th save of the season.