Havok1517 wrote:Be aware that this might be the time where someone like Neimann, Davis, Moore, or Hellickson breakout. I think Niemann might be the best option at closer by season's end.
Hell boy won't be up this season IMO unless it is a September Call up. He only threw 75 innings in AA and the Rays like to see their pitchers throw around 200 between AA and AAA before coming up. Price has been the only exception to that they have spoken of. Davis has a shot and they told him last year he would have a shot in ST this season, but if no one on the Rays current staff gets injured I just can't see him starting over them this year. I agree on Niemann. I think they may have him in the bullpen closing sometime in the near future. Percy will not make it, Wheeler doesn't seem to have the mental make up, and Balfour only has one pitch right now. Niemann is big, strong arm, and has more than one good pitch.