Fantasy Baseball: Closer depth chart

Bookmark this page! It’s your fantasy baseball closer depth chart, where you’ll be able to track the bullpen situations for all 30 MLB teams all season long. We’ll make updates, add notes and keep you up to date with news so you can get a jump on your fantasy opponents every time a change occurs.

Here are some clarifying notes to go along with the initial depth chart, mainly having to do with unsettled closer issues.

  • The Denver Post reported on March 15 that Greg Holland is likely to open the season with the Rockies’ closer job.
  • It sounds like Shawn Kelley isn’t going to be the Nationals’ closer, meaning that Koda Glover and Blake Treinen are the candidates. Glover throws 99, so he’s our guess as of now.
  • The Reds have said they’ll use Raisel Iglesias and Michael Lorenzen in multi-inning situations at the end of games. Managers say a lot of things like that in the spring, and then go by the book after the season starts. Iglesias is probably a better bet than Lorenzen for saves.
  • With Huston Street (lat) hurt, Cam Bedrosian should beat out Andrew Bailey for the Opening Day job in Anaheim. If Bedrosian pitches well, he could easily keep the job.
  • The A’s bullpen is still a mess, fantasy-wise. I’d throw my dart at Sean Doolittle. It could be Ryan Madson, Santiago Casilla or even John Axford. Small investments only here.
  • Brandon Kintzler was solid for the Twins last season, but when Glen Perkins (shoulder) gets healthy, he’ll be a threat. Ryan Pressly could be in the mix as well.
  • Cubs manager Joe Maddon can be unconventional, but proven entity Hector Rondon seems a more likely fill-in than youngster Carl Edwards if something should happen to Wade Davis.
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AL Closer Next Up
Orioles Zach Britton Brad Brach
Red Sox Craig Kimbrel Tyler Thornburg
White Sox David Robertson Nate Jones
Indians Cody Allen Andrew Miller
Tigers Francisco Rodriguez Rondon/Wilson
Astros Ken Giles Luke Gregerson
Royals Kelvin Herrera Joakim Soria
Angels Cam Bedrosian Bailey/Street
Twins Brandon Kintzler Perkins/Pressly
Yankees Aroldis Chapman Dellin Betances
A’s Madson/Doolittle
Casilla/Axford
Mariners Edwin Diaz Steve Cishek
Rays Alex Colome Brad Boxberger
Rangers Sam Dyson Matt Bush
Blue Jays Roberto Osuna Jason Grilli
NL  Closer  Next Up
D-backs Fernando Rodney Barrett/Burgos
Braves Jim Johnson Cabrera/Vizcaino
Cubs Wade Davis Rondon/Strop/Edwards
Reds Iglesias/Lorenzen Drew Storen
Rockies Greg Holland Adam Ottavino
Dodgers Kenley Jansen Sergio Romo
Marlins A.J. Ramos Barraclough/Ziegler
Brewers Neftali Feliz Corey Knebel
Mets Jeurys Familia Addison Reed
Phillies Jeanmar Gomez Hector Neris
Pirates Tony Watson Hudson/Rivero
Padres Brandon Maurer Buchter/Capps
Giants Mark Melancon Hunter Strickland
Cardinals Seung Hwan Oh Kevin Siegrist
Nationals Koda Glover Blake Treinen

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