Fernando Rodney
RP FA
2 months ago

Rodney was credited with the win in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Marlins after tossing a scoreless ninth inning and striking out two batters.

EDGE Analysis

Rodney and relievers Andrew Chafin and Jimmie Sherfy combined for 2.1 no-hit innings before teammate J.D. Martinez supplied a walkoff RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to give the Diamondbacks their 90th victory of the season. Arizona's winning ways have afforded Rodney ample opportunities throughout the campaign to close out games, with the veteran's 39 saves placing him fourth in the majors.

Fernando Rodney
RP FA
2 months ago

Rodney allowed a hit and a walk while striking out two in a scoreless ninth inning Friday to notch his 39th save of the season in a 13-11 win over the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

He's now on the brink of his third career 40-save campaign, which would put him in elite company as Mariano Rivera is the only reliever in history to ring up 40 saves in a season after their 40th birthday. Rodney's 2.82 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 27:8 K:BB in 22.1 second-half innings have surprisingly made him one of baseball's most reliable closers down the stretch.

Fernando Rodney
RP FA
2 months ago

Rodney pitched a scoreless ninth inning to collect his 38th save of the season during Saturday's win over San Francisco.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran has now converted 16 of 17 save opportunities in the second half, so while there have been a few hiccups over the course of the year, Rodney remains the go-to option in the ninth inning for the D-backs. His 4.50 ERA isn't paying the fantasy bills, but faithful fantasy owners have been rewarded with a respectable 1.19 WHIP and a rock-solid 10.2 K/9 to go along with his 38 saves.

Fernando Rodney
RP FA
2 months ago

Rodney struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Friday to collect his 37th save of the season in a 3-2 win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran righty hadn't pitched since last Saturday's blown save -- his first since early July -- and the rest appeared to do Rodney a world of good. With the D-backs holding a five-game lead on the Rockies for the first wild-card spot in the NL and with the Dodgers having all but clinched the NL West, there's little incentive for the club to push its 40-year-old closer too hard down the stretch, so don't be surprised if he loses some save opportunities to other relievers.

Fernando Rodney
RP FA
2 months ago

Rodney was not used in the Diamondbacks' Sunday save situation because manager Torey Lovullo wanted to give him a day off, Jack Magruder of FanRagSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander just broke a streak of 15 straight save conversions with a Saturday gaffe, but Lovullo still considers Rodney his stopper. Bradley struck out the side to wrap up Sunday's victory but will resume his setup role when Rodney plays again.

Fernando Rodney
RP FA
2 months ago

Rodney (4-4) allowed four runs -- three earned -- while recording just a single out to blow his sixth save of the season during Saturday's loss to San Diego.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran had converted 15 consecutive saves before Saturday's implosion, and with Arizona sporting an active 15-3 record, Rodney's closer job is secure. His 4.68 ERA and 1.24 WHIP are nothing to write home about, but saves are more valuable than ever in September, and he's in line to continue piling them up.

Fernando Rodney
RP FA
3 months ago

Rodney struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Wednesday to record his 36th save of the season in a 3-1 win over the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

The 40-year-old now has a 1.89 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 23:6 K:BB in 19 innings with a perfect 14-for-14 mark in save situations over the course of the second half. Rodney's erratic track record keeps him out of the ranks of elite fantasy closers, but he's pitching as well as any of them right now.

Fernando Rodney
RP FA
3 months ago

Rodney gave up one hit in a scoreless 10th inning Tuesday against the Dodgers to pick up his 35th save of the season.

EDGE Analysis

Relief pitching prospect Jimmie Sherfy recently picked up a two-inning save for the Diamondbacks, but that was because Rodney was unavailable after pitching in two straight games. Rodney is tied for fourth (with Roberto Osuna) in the majors with 35 saves, leading the likes of Craig Kimbrel, Corey Knebel, Edwin Diaz, Ken Giles and Wade Davis in that department.

Fernando Rodney
RP FA
3 months ago

Rodney struck out one batter in a clean ninth frame against the Dodgers on Wednesday to earn his 34th save of the season.

EDGE Analysis

Rodney needed just 11 pitches to put away the Dodgers after registering a 31-pitch save Tuesday night. He remains a perfect 12-for-12 on save opportunities since the All-Star break, a 15-inning stretch over which he owns an impressive 2.40 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 20:5 K:BB. While he's struggled at times this season, Rodney has kept a hold on the closer's role and looks like he could be en route to his first 40-save season since 2014.

Fernando Rodney
RP FA
3 months ago

Rodney gave up a run on two hits in the ninth inning Tuesday while striking out one but still came away with his 33rd save of the season in a 7-6 win over the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

He's now a perfect 11-for-11 on save chances in the second half, posting a 2.57 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 19:5 K:BB in 14 innings since the All-Star break. Rodney will have his nervous moments, but given his current pace the veteran closer looks like he'll have a shot at his third career 40-save season.