Reds demote JJ Hoover from closer role

Cincinnati Reds will now go with the closer-by-committee system to close out games.
April 21, 2016

Week 3: National League Closer Report

Check out a free version of Senior Fantasy Expert Shawn Childs's Closer Report, in which he examines the backend of each team's bullpen in the National League. Join Scout Army for exclusive access to Shawn's American League Closer Report!
April 21, 2016

Week 1: NL Central Closer Report

Senior Fantasy Baseball Expert Shawn Childs examines the backend of each team in the National League Central's bullpen as we get ready for opening day!
March 31, 2016

2016 Fantasy Baseball: Closers ADP Report

The 2016 Fantasy Baseball season is right around the corner so we're bringing you positional reports that touch upon what you need to know: rankings, studs, sleepers, values, busts and players to avoid.
March 20, 2016

Other Prospects

Cincinnati boasted the top bullpen in baseball last year and come into 2013 with great depth despite losing Aroldis Chapman to the rotation. They don't have any reliever prospects knocking on the MLB door right now, but there are a lot of strong arms that could make a case in the future.
March 2, 2013

Hoover Ready for Another MLB Shot

At the beginning of this season the Reds had three relievers unavailable on the DL. At that time no one expected their pen would have a problem with overcrowding this season. Nick Masset is now making rehab outings to rejoin a bullpen with the lowest ERA in MLB. Meanwhile J.J. Hoover has been lights-out at Louisville since Bill Bray's return forced him back to AAA.
August 8, 2012

Hoover is Reds Newest Arm

Right hander JJ Hoover will no longer compete with top prospects Julio Teheran, Randall Delgado and Arodys Vizcaino after the Braves traded him to the Reds for third baseman Juan Francisco days before the season opener.
April 9, 2012

J.J. Hoover Interview

Bill Shanks talks with pitching prospect J.J. Hoover about the upcoming season.
February 1, 2012