Brandon Kintzler
RP MIN
2 days ago

Kintzler pitched a scoreless inning on one hit to earn his 20th save Saturday against the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

Kintzler was protecting a two-run lead, and despite allowing a baserunner, was easily able to close out the victory. He's been one of the best draft day values at closer, as he boasts a 2.78 ERA to go along with a 1.11 WHIP.

Brandon Kintzler
RP MIN
5 days ago

Kintzler worked around a single hit and recorded a strikeout in a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday against the White Sox for his 19th save.

EDGE Analysis

He needed just 10 pitches to do so, and Kintzler continues turning in respectable work at the back end of the Minnesota bullpen. The 32-year-old's ratios are just alright and his strikeout rate is downright poor, but it's hard to spit in the face of 19 saves.

Brandon Kintzler
RP MIN
6 days ago

Kintzler pitched a spotless ninth inning Tuesday to collect his career-high 18th save of the season.

EDGE Analysis

Although he didn't record a single strikeout, Kintzler had a drama-free ninth inning. He threw just five pitches (all strikes) to retire the three batters he faced, now making him 18-for-21 on save opportunities this season. He's not the flashiest closer around, but as his 2.97 ERA shows, he is effective and has the closer's role on lockdown in Minnesota.

Brandon Kintzler
RP MIN
3 weeks ago

Kintzler threw a scoreless inning with two strikeouts to record his 16th save in Thursday's win at Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

Kintzler bounced back after allowing a home run in a blown save in Wednesday's loss. While he has just a 5.9 K/9, he's converted 16 of 19 save chances this season and faces little competition for the closer role with the rest of Minnesota's bullpen struggling.

Brandon Kintzler
RP MIN
3 weeks ago

Kintzler gave up a two-run home run in the ninth inning to blow a save in Wednesday's loss at Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

It was Kintzler's first loss of the season as he had converted 15 of 17 save chances before Wednesday. While Kintzler's 5.7 K/9 and 4.42 FIP would appear to indicate his early season success in the role isn't sustainable, he's also facing little competition for the closer role with the rest of Minnesota's bullpen struggling.

Brandon Kintzler
RP MIN
4 weeks ago

Kintzler picked up his 14th save of the season Thursday in the Angels' 4-2 win over the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Now tied for fourth in the majors for saves this season, Kintzler has proven himself as a viable fantasy option in the saves category. Additionally, his 2.66 ERA also boosts his value, and first-place Minnesota team should give him more save opportunities in the near future.

Brandon Kintzler
RP MIN
1 month ago

Kintzler allowed two runs on three hits while walking one and striking out two in two-thirds of an inning for his second blown save of the year in Sunday's 8-6 extra-innings loss to Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

Kintzler blew his first save back on May 5, but he surrendered a run in his last outing Saturday night as well. Back-to-back poor outings have lifted his ERA to a still-respectable 2.78. Despite a shaky 6.4 K/9 and lack of typical closer stuff, the 32-year-old has a pretty firm grib on the closer role. Long-time Minnesota closer Glen Perkins (shoulder) is probably Kintzler's biggest threat, but the left-hander is still on the rehab trail and must prove he's healthy and effective to have any shot at reclaiming his job.

Brandon Kintzler
RP MIN
1 month ago

Kintzler allowed one run on one hit while striking out one over one inning to notch his 13th save Saturday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Kintzler gave up a solo homer to Colby Rasmus, but since he was provided a three-run lead to protect, he was still able to earn the save. With a 2.05 ERA and just one blown save this year, he continues to be an excellent fantasy option at closer.

Brandon Kintzler
RP MIN
1 month ago

Kintzler pitched a scoreless ninth inning to collect his 12th save of the season during Wednesday's win over Baltimore.

EDGE Analysis

Now a rock-solid 12-for-13 in save opportunities, Kintzler is locked in as the Minnesota closer, and his 1.71 ERA and 1.14 WHIP are excellent fantasy marks. The only knock on the 32-year-old righty to this point is his lackluster 5.6 K/9 for the year.

Brandon Kintzler
RP MIN
1 month ago

Kintzler threw a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 11th save in Thursday's 2-0 win over the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

It wasn't the smoothest appearance for Kintzler, who had to work around a hit and a walk to nail down the save. Regardless, he's now converted on his last four save opportunities and is 11/12 in save chances on the season. He is firmly entrenched in the closer's role at this stage.