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Closer Depth Chart

Last updated: June 5, 2017

ST = “Stability” : 1 = Committee or imminent change;   2 = Closer currently safe, but some questions;   3 = Stable

Left-handed pitchers indicated in italics

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American League Closer Depth Charts

ST
AL EAST
CL
S1
S2
Notes
3 Baltimore Brad Brach Darren O’Day Mychal Givens The Orioles are in a bit of a funk leading to no save attempts for Britton in Week 16.
3 Boston Craig Kimbrel Matt Barnes Heath Hembree Kimbrel is back, which pushes Ziegler back to the setup role.
3 New York Dellin Betances Tyler Clippard Adam Warren First Chapman, then Miller – everyone welcome Betances as the Yanks’ third closer in the last week.
 3 Tampa Bay Alex Colome Danny Farquhar Ryne Stanek  Colome’s saves will come few and far between as the Rays continue their descent into the basement.
3 Toronto Roberto Osuna Joe Smith Ryan Tepera
Osuna collected another two saves in Week 16 for the surging Jays.
ST
AL CENTRAL
CL
S1
S2
Notes
 2 Chicago David Robertson Tommy Kahnle Anthony Swarzak The White Sox have all but threw in the towel on their 2016 season, which will lead to less saves for Robertson to blow.
 3 Cleveland Cody Allen Andrew Miller Brian Shaw The Indians are all-in this year and have decided to put Allen in the rear-view mirror and traded for Miller from the Yanks.
 3 Detroit Justin Wilson Alex Wilson Shane Greene K-Rod collected two more saves in Week 1. for the suddenly hot Tigers
 2 Kansas City Kelvin Herrera Joakim Soria Matt Strahm Wade Davis is back on the DL which gives Herrera another shot at saves.
2 Minnesota Brandon Kintzler Taylor Rogers Matt Belisle The Twinkies went cold in Week 16 which lead to no saves for Kintzler.
ST
AL WEST
CL
S1
S2
Notes
 2 Houston Ken Giles Will Harris Chris Devenski Harris has been stumbling as of late; changes may be coming.
3 Los Angeles Bud Norris Blake Parker David Hernandez The Angels are bad.
2 Oakland Santiago Casilla Ryan Madson Liam Hendriks The A’s are bad too.
2 Seattle Edwin Diaz Nick Vincent Tony Zych Cishek’s days as closer may finally be coming to an end after he blew yet another save August 1st.
2 Texas Matt Bush Keone Kela Jose Leclrec Dyson has some stiff competition for closer now that Jeffress is in town.

 

National League Closer Depth Charts

ST
NL EAST
CL
S1
S2
Notes
2 Atlanta Jim Johnson Aroyds Vizcaino Jose Ramirez
Jim Johnson is now the guy to own for one of the worst teams in baseball.
3 Miami A.J. Ramos Brad Ziegler Brad Barraclough Ramos will continue to be the guy that gets handed the ball in the ninth for the surprisingly good Marlins.
 3 New York Addison Reed Fernando Salas Paul Sewald
Familia has been very shaky as of late, and as the Mets continue to strive for a playoff spot, his leash may be shortening.
3 Philadelphia Hector Neris Pat Neshek Edubray Ramos Gomez didn’t get traded at the deadline like many speculated. Continue to roll with him as long as he’s closing games in Philly.
3 Washington Koda Glover Shawn Kelley Matt Albers The Nats said bye to Paps and his struggling 2016 ways and scooped up Melancon who has been solid as a rock in 2016.
ST
NL CENTRAL
CL
S1
S2
Notes
3 Chicago Wade Davis Carl Edwards Jr. Koji Uehara The Cubs got even better by acquiring Aroldis Chapman who will now look to lock down the Cubbies’ close games.
2 Cincinnati Raisel Iglesias Drew Storen Michael Lorenzen Cingrani seems to be favored over Iglesias for now.
 2
Milwaukee Corey Knebel Jacob Barnes Carlos Torress Thornburg is now the man to own in Milwaukee with Jeffress and Smith traded at the deadline.
 3 Pittsburgh Tony Watson Felipe Rivero Daniel Hudson Watson will finally get his shot at closing game for the Buccos with Melancon out of town. Look for Feliz to take over if Watson can’t handle the ninth.
 3 St. Louis Seung Hwan Oh Trevor Rosenthal Kevin Siegrest Oh is the man to own for the Redbirds from here on out.
ST
NL WEST
CL
S1
S2
Notes
 2 Arizona Fernando Rodney Archie Bradley Jorge De La Rosa Barrett takes over the ninth with the D-backs trading away temporary closer Clippard to the Bronx.
  2
Colorado Greg Holland Jake McGee Mike Dunn Estevez is getting the saves for the Rox, but be prepared, he continuously gets rocked from time to time.
 3 Los Angeles Kenley Jansen Pedro Baez Josh Fields Jansen continues to kill it for the surging Dodgers.
2 San Diego Brandon Maurer Brad Hand Ryan Buchter Maurer has been solid since taking over the ninth for the Friars.
 2 San Francisco Mark Melancon Hunter Strickland Derek Law Casilla continues to get the job done in the ninth for the red-hot first place NL West Giants.

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