Fernando Rodney
RP ARI
1 week ago

Rodney struck out all three batters he faced in the 10th inning to earn his 20th save of the season during Sunday's win over Philadelphia.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran hasn't allowed an earned run through his past 16.2 innings over 17 appearances. Rodney has 14 saves and 18 strikeouts during that span, and he continues to tighten his hold on the closing job.

Fernando Rodney
RP ARI
1 week ago

Rodney pitched a scoreless ninth inning with a strikeout to record his 19th save of the season during Friday's win over Philadelphia.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran has now gone 15.2 innings through 16 appearances since allowing his last earned run, and he's converted 13 of 14 save opportunities during that span. Rodney's track record and 4.91 ERA highlight the likely instability of his current form, and it might only be a matter of time before the bottom falls out. Still, for the time being, Rodney is locked in and has a firm grasp on ninth-inning duties for the Diamondbacks.

Fernando Rodney
RP ARI
2 weeks ago

Rodney notched his 18th save of the season in impressive fashion Wednesday, striking out the side in the ninth inning in a 2-1 win over the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

He sat down Justin Upton, Nick Castellanos and Andrew Romine on 16 pitches, getting the first two looking. Rodney seems to have found his best stuff recently, putting up an 8:1 K:BB through his last five appearances (five innings) without allowing a hit, much less a run, but his 5.11 ERA on the season is a reminder that his April was just as awful as his June has been great so far.

Fernando Rodney
RP ARI
2 weeks ago

Rodney struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Tuesday to record his 17th save of the season in a 7-6 win over the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

He hasn't given up an earned run since the end of April, a stretch of 14 appearances during which Rodney has a 0.59 WHIP and 11:6 K:BB in 13.2 innings. There's no telling how long his current form will last and ninth innings will go back to being an adventure for the D-backs, but the 40-year-old is getting the job done at the moment.

Fernando Rodney
RP ARI
2 weeks ago

Rodney worked around a walk to turn in a scoreless ninth and collect his 16th save of the season in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

With another clean frame Saturday, Rodney has now tossed 12.2 consecutive scoreless innings, though he did blow one of his 11 save chances during that span. Rodney's 5.56 ERA and 1.3 7 WHIP are still unsightly, but with most of the damage to those two categories coming in April, the 40-year-old looks to be fairly stable in his role as the team's closer.

Fernando Rodney
RP ARI
3 weeks ago

Rodney didn't allow a baserunner and struck out a batter to record his 15th save of the season during Wednesday's win over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Rodney has now gone 12 appearances and 11.2 innings without allowing an earned run and has converted nine of 10 opportunities with a 0.60 WHIP during that stretch. The veteran clearly has a firm grasp on the closer role for the time being, but with a 4.33 ERA dating back to the 2015 campaign, it's probably only a matter of time before Rodney has another ninth-inning implosion.

Fernando Rodney
RP ARI
3 weeks ago

Rodney recorded his 14th save of the season in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Marlins, tossing a perfect ninth inning and notching two strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

One day after Rodney blew his third save of the season in a 14-inning win over the Pirates, manager Torey Lovullo didn't hesitate to go back to the 40-year-old to close out the contest. Rodney showed he was up to the task, finding the strike zone in nine of his 14 pitches to ensure there wouldn't be extra innings in the series opener. While Rodney maintains an ugly 6.10 ERA and 1.45 WHIP for the season, he's been much better since the beginning of May, yielding no earned runs and converting 8-of-9 save chances in 11 appearances. He looks to have some decent job security at the back end of the Arizona bullpen.

Fernando Rodney
RP ARI
4 weeks ago

Rodney gave up an unearned run in the ninth inning to take his third blown save of the season in Wednesday's 6-5 win over the Pirates in 14 innings. He walked two batters and struck out one.

EDGE Analysis

Rodney's hold on the closing gig seemed to be on thin ice after he blew back-to-back saves in ugly fashion to finish out April, but he rebuilt some job security by converting seven consecutive chances over 8.2 scoreless innings heading into Wednesday. After handing free passes to the first two batters he faced, Rodney was nearly able to escape the ninth unscathed, but the Pirates were able to produce the game-tying run on a double-play groundout. Since Rodney had been solid throughout May and Wednesday's blown save wasn't a total disaster of an outing, the Diamondbacks will likely stick with him as their closer, but his poor rate stats will continue to make him no better than a middle-tier closer.

Fernando Rodney
RP ARI
1 month ago

Rodney gave up a hit in a scoreless 10th inning Friday to notch his 13th save of the season in a 4-2 win over the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

The 40-year-old remains unscored upon in May, converting seven straight save chances on the month. Rodney's 5:3 K:BB in 8.2 innings during that stretch doesn't exactly inspire confidence, but as long as he's posting goose eggs he's worth rostering in any fantasy format that rewards saves.

Fernando Rodney
RP ARI
1 month ago

Rodney walked a batter in a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday to pick up his 12th save of the season in an 8-6 win over the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

It's his eighth straight appearance without allowing a run, but it speaks to how poorly Rodney was pitching before that stretch that his 7.13 ERA is the lowest it's been in a month. The veteran closer's job security might last only until his next rough patch, but at least for now he's on something of a roll.