Danny's loyalty and convictions naturally extend to the usual New York Yankee royalty, and if he played fantasy baseball, he'd undoubtedly reach a couple rounds too early for
I'm equally impressed with the raw physical skills and aggressive mentality of
Even mechanically, the two are similar. Soria, like Rivera, has a high-three-quarters release point and gets ahead of hitters quickly with his 88-93 mph fastball. Like Rivera, he regularly throws first-pitch strikes and can work over hitters with multiple pitches. The "Mexicutioner" also mixes in a sharp dropping knuckle-curve and a plus changeup with good movement that's often his out pitch. Sure, he's got remarkable poise for a 24-year-old, but it's the jumpy fastball and outstanding late-breaking stuff that means he could be doing it for a very long time. Shouldn't that be the true mark of the game's best closers -- and exactly what you're looking for on your fantasy team?
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