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54 Ronald Belisario RP
Height/Weight: 6-3/240 | Birthdate: 12/31/1982 | Birthplace: Maracay, Aragua, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Chicago | College: No College | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $1,450,000 | Owned/Started%: 3/1 | Average Draft Position: 399.75
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Ronald Belisario has nightmare outing vs. Twins


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) White Sox pitcher Ronald Belisario had a nightmare of an outing on Sunday against the Twins, as he was pegged with the loss without recording an out.

Belisario allowed a sacrifice fly and a two-run single to Sam Fuld in the seventh inning, losing the lead for his club. He was charged with three runs on one hit and two walks in just 13 pitches. He owns a 5.22 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP over 50 innings of relief.

Ronald Belisario takes the loss in extras vs. Boston


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) White Sox pitcher Ronald Belisario was charged with the loss Thursday against the Red Sox in Boston.

Belisario allowed a run-scoring single to Mike Carp in the 10th inning, which proved to be the difference. He was charged with one run on one hit and two walks over two-thirds of an inning in a 4-3 defeat. He owns a 5.16 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP over 45 1/3 innings of relief.

Ronald Belisario tosses three innings in 14-inning loss


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) White Sox pitcher Ronald Belisario took a loss Saturday, giving up one earned run on three hits in three innings and striking out one in his team's 3-2, 14-inning defeat against the Mariners.

Belisario (3-5) contributed the lion's share of the work in extras, pitching scoreless 12th and 13th innings before allowing the go-ahead run to score on a ground-rule double in the 14th. He has surrendered a run in three straight outings, though his last two appearances were both multi-inning stints, helping to lower his ERA to 5.31 to go with a 30:8 K:BB ratio in 42 1/3 innings.


White Sox will go with a closer by committee for now


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) The White Sox will go with a closer by committee approach for now, according to CSN.

Ronald Belisario had been the club's closer, but was pulled Friday after struggling in the ninth. The club turned to Eric Surkamp, and then Jake Petricka to pick up the save. Manager Robin Ventura claims the team will use matchups to dictate who closes. 


Ronald Belisario out as closer


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2014) The White Sox officially removed Ronald Belisario from the closer's role Friday according to the Chicago Sun Times, after he struggled yet again in a 5-4 win over the Blue Jays.

Belisario entered Friday's game with the intention of closing out the game, but was pulled after retiring just one of four batters face. He allowed a solo home run to the leadoff hitter, and then surrendered consecutive one-out singles before he was lifted from the game.

Belisario ended up blowing four saves in 10 tries as the closer, and has a 5.79 ERA in 37 1/3 innings. He will likely return to a middle relief role for now, though the White Sox have yet to announce their plans for the role. 


Pitching coach credits Ronald Belisario for guts


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2014) White Sox closer Ronald Belisario has given up at least one hit in each of his last six appearances, but pitching coach Don Cooper isn't complaining. Cooper likes his determination in working his way out of jams, as he did after allowing two baserunners Tuesday night.

"Belisario is good. He's got balls, he's got heart," Cooper told 670 The Score. "He's our best option right now."

Belisario is only 8 for 12 in save opportunities and owns a 5.35 ERA on the season.


Ronald Belisario struggles before recording save No. 8


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) White Sox closer Ronald Belisario got a vote of confidence from manager Robin Ventura, who backed up his words with actions Tuesday against the Orioles.

Facing a save situation in the ninth inning, Ventura turned to Belisario to close out the game. Belisario entered the game with a three-run lead, after reliever Scott Downs allowed the leadoff runner to lead base.

Belisario made the lead stand up, though he also made it interesting before doing so. He allowed one runner to score, and put the tying run on base with just one out in the frame, following a pair of singles. He was able to induce a game-ending double play groundout to finish it off, recording his eighth save of the season in the 4-2 win.

Belisario blew his previous save chance Monday night, and is now 8 for 12 overall with a 5.59 ERA in 37 innings of work. 


Ronald Belisario deserves a second chance


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(6/24/2014) Let's be clear about one thing that should be pretty obvious: the Ronald Belisario era for the White Sox has not gone well. However, manager Robin Ventura is keeping Belisario in the closer's role for the time being, and he has a legitimate chance to turn his season around for his skipper as well as for his Fantasy owners.

Though he's not a big strikeout pitcher, particularly for a closer, Belisario has been doing some things very well, He's thrown two-thirds of his pitches for strikes and issued just 2.0 walks per nine innings. Also, much of the contact he has allowed has been harmless, as he has posted a 62 percent ground ball rate and held opponents to two home runs and seven doubles over 36 innings.

The problem for Belisario is that he has stranded only 54 percent of his baserunners, which is a big reason why he has a 5.50 ERA and four blown saves. Though stranding runners has never been his strongest skill, he should regress back to a rate around 70 percent, if not higher, over time.

Ventura is giving Belisario a chance to experience that positive regression while in the closer's role. If you've been relying on him for saves up until now, you might as well keep him active, as the best is likely yet to come.


White Sox manager sticking with Ronald Belisario as closer


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2014) White Sox manager Robin Ventura said he's sticking with Ronald Belisario as the team's closer. Belisario suffered his fourth blown save Monday at Baltimore.

Ronald Belisario gives up walkoff home run in loss Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) White Sox pitcher Ronald Belisario was hit with a loss and a blown save Monday after giving up a walkoff three-run home run in his team's 6-4 defeat against the Orioles.

Belisario (3-4) had only recorded one out when pinch-hitter Chris Davis stepped to the plate with two men on, and things ended poorly for the Chicago closer. He owns a 5.50 ERA and 28:8 K:BB ratio in 36 innings.


Ronald Belisario allows one run in seventh save


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) White Sox closer Ronald Belisario made it a little more uncomfortable than it might have needed to be, but successfully closed out a 7-6 win over the Giants Wednesday.

Belisario allowed the Giants to cut a two-run deficit in half with a sacrifice fly by Tyler Colvin, but ended the game one batter later to close the game out. He allowed one run on a pair of hits in the inning for the save.

Belisario is 7 for 10 in save opportunities this season, with a 4.79 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in 35 2/3 innings of work. 


Ronald Belisario clings on for the save


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) White Sox closer Ronald Belisario escaped a rough outing with the save Monday night against the Tigers.

Belisario allowed a run-scoring double to Alex Avila in the ninth to cut the lead in half. He permitted one run on two hits and no walks while striking out one in one inning of work. He is 6 of 9 in save chances with a 4.91 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP in 33 innings of relief.

Ronald Belisario picks up save No. 5


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2014) White Sox closer Ronald Belisario worked a perfect ninth inning for the second night in a row Wednesday, in a 2-1 win over the Dodgers.

Belisario retired all three batters he faced on just 12 pitches, including one strikeout in the win. He is now 5 for 7 since becoming the closer, though he has an ugly 4.78 ERA in 32 innings this season.  


Ronald Belisario secures fourth save Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2014) White Sox pitcher Ronald Belisario needed only seven pitches to complete a 1-2-3 ninth inning Tuesday and earn his fourth save in his team's 4-1 win over the Dodgers.

Belisario endured some rocky performances in the second half of May, but the team appears to be sticking with him in the ninth inning despite his three blown saves. He had no problems Tuesday, leaving him with a 4.94 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 23:8 K:BB ratio in 31 innings.


Where else do the White Sox turn for saves?


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/29/2014) We've said it before, but with Ronald Belisario blowing two of his five save opportunities -- and nearly two more -- in his first week and a half on the job, the White Sox have to turn to Daniel Webb pretty soon here, right?

Not that trying out Belisario in the role (which is still technically his, by the way) was a bad call. He's been an effective late-inning reliever before and has been one of the more consistent strike-throwers out of the White Sox bullpen this year. But clearly, he isn't getting a job done.

While he certainly wouldn't pass as a strike-thrower, issuing 18 walks in 26 1/3 innings, Webb has been one of the White Sox's more reliable relievers this season. His ERA isn't as low as Zach Putnam's or Jake Petricka's, but he throws hard, which is what most teams want in a closer, and has a 1.35 ERA in his last 11 appearances.

If Robin Ventura doesn't turn to Webb next, opting for Putnam, Petricka or -- who knows? -- Javy Guerra instead, he's clearly making a deliberate effort to avoid the young right-hander, perhaps because he doesn't trust him to throw strikes.

And perhaps he shouldn't. Truth be told, whoever claims the closer role for the White Sox is about the last closer I'd want in Fantasy, even behind Chad Qualls.


Ronald Belisario blows save, offense picks him up


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) White Sox closer Ronald Belisario blew his second save in a week Wednesday, but the offense bailed him out in a 3-2 win over the Indians.

Belisario actually got the win in the game, despite allowing the Indians to tie it in the top half of the ninth on two hits and a walk. The White Sox rallied to win it in the bottom half, giving Belisario his third win of the season.

Belisario is now just 3 for 5 since becoming the closer, but has allowed six runs in his last five appearances. He has a 5.10 ERA in 30 innings of work this season.  


Ronald Belisario records third save Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) White Sox pitcher Ronald Belisario picked up his third save Tuesday by striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 2-1 win over the Indians.

Belisario gave up a single run in each of his first two saves before blowing a save opportunity Friday by surrendering three runs, but he was able to bounce back Tuesday with a 1-2-3 inning. Belisario owns a 4.97 ERA and 23:7 K:BB ratio in 29 innings.


Ronald Belisario clinging to closer's job


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) White Sox manager Robin Ventura told the Chicago Sun-Times that Ronald Belisario will remain the team's closer for now. "I think we’re at a point where we’ve got other guys that have the ability to do it," Ventura said. ‘‘It’s not the time to do that right now. [Belisario] was throwing strikes. It’s not like he was walking guys."

Belisario blew a save chance Saturday, allowing three runs in one inning. Although he converted his first two save opportunities, Belisario was scored upon each time.


Ronald Belisario a mess on Saturday in blowing save


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2014) White Sox closer-for-now Ronald Belisario escaped with two saves in his last two appearances despite giving up a run. He could not do the same Saturday with a three-run lead against the Yankees.

Belisario entered with a 3-0 advantage. He retired two of the first three batters he faced before giving up run-scoring hits to Alfonso Soriano, Yangervis Solarte and Brian McCann. His ERA rose to 5.14 after the disastrous outing.


Ronald Belisario struggles, still gets second save


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2014) White Sox reliever Ronald Belisario recorded his second save in a row Thursday, in a 3-2 win over the Yankees.

Belisario got the save, but it wasn't a particularly easy one. He actually entered the game with a three-run lead, but the Yankees offense came to life against him. Belisario allowed one hit and one walk before a passed ball moved both runners into scoring position with two out.

Mark Teixeria brought both runners in to score, cutting the lead to one run, before Belisario was able to get out of the inning with a strikeout. Belisario has allowed runs in each of his save opportunities over the last few days, but has locked each own.


Ronald Belisario picks up first save Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) White Sox pitcher Ronald Belisario notched his first save Tuesday despite giving up one earned run on two hits in one inning and striking out one in his team's 7-6 win over the Royals.

Belisario started the season shakily, but he hadn't surrendered an earned run since mid-April before giving one up Tuesday. He owns a 4.15 ERA and 19:5 K:BB ratio in 26 innings.


Who should you target for saves in the White Sox's bullpen?


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(5/20/2014) The White Sox put Matt Lindstrom on the 15-day disabled list with a left ankle injury on Tuesday, so the race for saves is officially on over on the South Side.

The presumptive favorite will be probably be Daniel Webb, who along with Nate Jones was competing with Lindstrom for closing honors back in spring training. However, Webb has hardly established himself as a clear frontrunner based on his performance this season. His 2.63 ERA is respectable enough, but he has a 1.50 WHIP thanks to a 6.4 BB/9 ratio. Webb's 7.1 K/9 ratio also doesn't scream "lockdown ninth inning option" either.

Lefty Scott Downs has some closing experience, but he, too, has had control issues this season. The latter has also been true for Jake Petricka, who nailed down the save on Monday in Kansas City, after Lindstrom departed with his injury and Scott Downs retired lefty Eric Hosmer.

Should Webb, Downs or Petricka get the first shot at closing, none has pitched well enough to inspire confidence that he can keep the job. Sooner or later, though, it could be Ronald Belisario's turn, and he appears to have the best skill set for the closer's role. Though he has had some elevated walk rates in the past, Belisario is a strike-thrower, and he is also highly adept at getting ground balls. In the absence of a flamethrower like Jones, Belisario is probably the best bet to give the White Sox a reliable presence in the ninth inning.

Since he may not get the first chance to close, it's not worth picking up Belisario in standard and shallow mixed leagues, but he should at least be on your Scout Team. He's also worth a speculative pickup in deeper leagues.


Ronald Belisario picks up win Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) White Sox pitcher Ronald Belisario earned the win Wednesday after striking out one in 1 1/3 scoreless innings in his team's 4-2 win over the A's.

Belisario (2-3) had a rough time over the first few weeks of the season, but he hasn't given up an earned run in 10 straight outings. His run of scoreless appearances gives him a 4.50 ERA and 15:5 K:BB ratio in 22 innings.


Ronald Belasario takes loss Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) White Sox pitcher Ronald Belisario was charged with the loss Saturday after giving up two earned runs on two hits and one walk in 1 1/3 innings and striking out one in the Indians' 12-6 win over the White Sox.

Belisario (1-1) inherited a 6-6 tie when he began the sixth inning, which he got through without surrending any runs. However, he wasn't as sharp in the seventh, as the Indians would plate two before adding four more in the ninth. Belisario owns a 15.19 ERA and 3:2 K:BB ratio in 5 1/3 innings.


Ronald Belisario gives up five runs, hurts back Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) White Sox pitcher Ronald Belisario exited Wednesday's game against the Rockies due to lower back tightness, Concast SportsNet Chicago reports.

Belisario was only able to record one out Wednesday while surrendering five earned runs on five hits. He owns a 15.75 ERA through four innings.