2012 fantasy baseball closers index

The FOXSports.com fantasy department 2012 fantasy baseball closer team-by-team breakdown.

We've all done it.  It's okay to admit it.  From time to time, season to season, chasing saves is just part of the fantasy baseball experience.  Right or wrong, criticized or not, in 5 x 5 roto leagues, saves are part of the equation.

Below is a team-by-team closer breakdown:

Arizona Diamondbacks

  • J.J. Putz

Atlanta Braves

  • Craig Kimbrel

Baltimore Orioles

  • Jim Johnson

Boston Red Sox

  • Alfredo Aceves

Chicago White Sox

  • Addison Reed

Chicago Cubs

  • Carlos Marmol

Cincinnati Reds

  • Aroldis Chapman

Cleveland Indians

  • Chris Perez

Colorado Rockies

  • Rafael Betancourt

Detroit Tigers

  • Jose Valverde

Houston Astros

  • Wilton Lopez (CBC)

Kansas City Royals

  • Greg Holland

Los Angeles Angels

  • Ernesto Frieri

Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Kenley Jansen

Miami Marlins

  • Closer-by-committee
  • Steve Cishek

Milwaukee Brewers

  • John Axford

Minnesota Twins

  • Glen Perkins

New York Mets

  • Bobby Parnell
  • Frank Francisco

New York Yankees

  • Rafael Soriano
    • David Robertson
      Mariano Rivera (ACL tear - out for season)

Oakland Athletics

  • Grant Balfour

Philadelphia Phillies

  • Jonathan Papelbon

Pittsburgh Pirates

  • Joel Hanrahan 

San Diego Padres

  • Luke Gregerson / Dale Thayer
  • Huston Street

San Francisco Giants

  • Jeremy Affeldt / Javier Lopez / Sergio Romo
    • Brian Wilson - out for season (elbow)

Seattle Mariners

  • Tom Wilhelmsen

St. Louis Cardinals

  • Jason Motte

Tampa Bay Rays

  • Fernando Rodney

Texas Rangers

  • Joe Nathan

Toronto Blue Jays

  • Casey Janssen

Washington Nationals

  • Tyler Clippard
    • Drew Storen