Washington Nationals 2017 Fantasy Outlook: Hidden Gems

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Koda Glover

Just like most Washington Nationals talk in 2017, we are back to the bullpen. Glover is one of the most fascinating pieces that the Nationals have. He shot through the minors last year and became a nice bullpen piece for the team before his hip injury.

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Glover seems to be healthy this year and he looks great this spring. It’s unlikely he gets the closer job right out of camp due to Dusty Baker’s fondness for veterans. But, if Glover gets a shot in that role this yea, look out. Get on your waiver wire and take him.

Glover getting a shot at that role would mean that he continued his progress this year. His slider/fastball combo are more than enough to strikeout big league hitters. Just ask Mitch Moreland, Chris Young and Jackie Bradley Jr. who Glover struck out in order on Tuesday.

He’s young, but he looks more than ready to take over this job. Although pitching through his injury last year was not the brightest decision, it proves that Glover has that grit that Baker is looking for in a closer.

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Treinen and Glover are the two bullpen pieces I would keep an eye on early this year. Obviously, I hope both succeed in real life. But, due to the way fantasy baseball is setup, it’s likely only one will contribute. Whichever one gets a shot at closing needs to be on your fantasy team. They both have the stuff to do the job and could end up being your fantasy closer this year.