DFS Betting: Three Low-Cost Closers to Boost Your Save Totals This Season

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  • Jalen Beeks has three saves since May 3
  • Trevor Megill has a 0.93 ERA and 4 saves for the Brewers
  • Mark Leiter Jr. has allowed just one run this season

The MLB season is in full swing, and we have seen several players become daily fantasy sports stars. One category that most fantasy managers are always looking to improve is saves. If you are one those managers, you have come to the right place.

Below, we will share three low-cost closers our USA Legal Betting experts are adding to boost their save totals. We’ll share the latest insights into each, giving you everything you need to gain an edge in your DFS league.

Jalen Beeks – Colorado Rockies

The 30-year-old reliver is coming off the worst season of his career, but he appears to have regained his confidence since joining the Rockies. The lefty has emerged as the team’s top option to close games over the last two weeks. He has three saves since May 3 to go along with an impressive 2.33 ERA for the season.

Taking Colorado pitchers is always a risk, especially when the team is losing a lot of games. However, Beeks’ impressive showing this month makes him well worth the risk, especially considering his price on most sites is very low.

Beeks has never served as a full time closer, but he has served as a setup man on some good Rays teams. That experience, as well as his play this season are enough to make him more than worthy of an add in DFS leagues.

Trevor Megill – Milwaukee Brewers

With closer Devin Williams missing the first half of the season with a back injury, Milwaukee has struggled to find a replacement. Joel Payamps and Abner Uribe were expected to fill in, but both have struggled. That has led to the team turning to Trevor Megill, who has risen to the occasion.

Megill owns an impressive 0.93 ERA to go along with four saves this season. The 6’8” fireballer last allowed a run on April 19, which is the only one he has allowed this season. He doesn’t allow many baserunners, and he has not shown any issue with pitching in clutch situations. Megill has been nearly automatic, and it should leave to many more saves.

While Williams’s eventual return will end Megill’s run as the closer, that’s likely around two months away, making Megill well worth a look in DFS leagues.

Mark Leiter Jr. – Chicago Cubs

Unlike the other two pitchers on our list, Mark Leiter Jr. does not currently own the closer role in Chicago. However, the 33-year-old has been the only sure thing in the Cubs bullpen all season. Albert Alzolay had the role but has lost it after leading the league in blown saves. Hector Neris has taken the role over since then, but he has been far from impressive.

We don’t see Neris holding on to the closing role in Chicago for very long. Since taking the role over on April 20, he has allowed a run in two of his six saves. He’s lucky to have the run total so low considering his brutal 1.80 ERA. His last outing was a prime example, clinching the save despite allowing two hits and one walk.

We like Leiter to take the role from Neris as soon as this week. While the veteran has had a mediocre career, he currently owns a 0.53 ERA across 17 appearances this season. The righty has allowed just one run all year and is allowing far fewer baserunners than Neris and Alzolay. 
The back of the bullpen is preventing the Cubs from overtaking the Brewers in the NL Central, and it will lead to a change in closer very soon.