Tommy Hunter a darkhorse for saves?
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/27/2013) Jim Johnson saved 51 games for Baltimore last year and has an ADP of 135, but things (injuries, implosions, rough patches) happen. And if something happens to Johnson, Pedro Strop may not be the go-to guy in the bullpen for saves. Consider this: Tommy Hunter's fastball velocity jumped up into the high 90s when he was moved to the bullpen in September last year; it had been around 91 as a starter thorughout his career.
In 10 relief appearances, Hunter had a 0.71 ERA and 1.15 WHIP, with a strikeout per inning. It's not a given that he enters the save mix, but Hunter is a nice darkhorse possibility, and, in the meantime, he can contribute to an AL-only team as a high-K, low-ratio flamethrower.