Closer Depth Chart

Last updated: August 2nd, 2016

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 Zach Britton Darren O’Day Brad Bach The Orioles are in a bit of a funk leading to no save attempts for Britton in Week 16.
3 Boston Craig Kimbrel Brad Ziegler Junichi Tazawa Kimbrel is back, which pushes Ziegler back to the setup role.
3 New York Dellin Betances Adam Warren Tyler Clippard First Chapman, then Miller – everyone welcome Betances as the Yanks’ third closer in the last week.
 3 Tampa Bay Alex Colome Xavier Cedeno Brad Boxberger  Colome’s saves will come few and far between as the Rays continue their descent into the basement.
3 Toronto Roberto Osuna Jason Grilli Joaquin Benoit
Osuna collected another two saves in Week 16 for the surging Jays.
ST
AL CENTRAL
CL
S1
S2
Notes
 2 Chicago David Robertson Nate Jones Matt Albers 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 Andrew Miller Cody Allen 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 Francisco Rodriguez Justin Wilson Shane Greene K-Rod collected two more saves in Week 1. for the suddenly hot Tigers
 2 Kansas City Kelvin Herrera Joakim Soria Peter Moylan Wade Davis is back on the DL which gives Herrera another shot at saves.
2 Minnesota Brandon Kintzler Fernando Abad Ryan Pressly The Twinkies went cold in Week 16 which lead to no saves for Kintzler.
ST
AL WEST
CL
S1
S2
Notes
 2 Houston Will Harris Luke Gregerson Ken Giles Harris has been stumbling as of late; changes may be coming.
3 Los Angeles Huston Street Cam Bedrosian Fernando Salas The Angels are bad.
2 Oakland Ryan Madson John Axford Ryan Dull The A’s are bad too.
2 Seattle Steve Cishek
Edwin Diaz
Tom Wilhelmsen Cishek’s days as closer may finally be coming to an end after he blew yet another save August 1st.
2 Texas Sam Dyson Jeremy Jeffress Jake Diekman 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 Mauricio Cabrera Chris Withrow
Jim Johnson is now the guy to own for one of the worst teams in baseball.
3 Miami A.J. Ramos Fernando Rodney David Phelps Ramos will continue to be the guy that gets handed the ball in the ninth for the surprisingly good Marlins.
 3 New York Jeurys Familia Addison Reed Hansel Robles
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 Jeanmar Gomez Hector Neris 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 Mark Melancon Jonathan Papelbon Shawn Kelley 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 Aroldis Chapman Hector Rondon Pedro Strop The Cubs got even better by acquiring Aroldis Chapman who will now look to lock down the Cubbies’ close games.
2 Cincinnati Tony Cingrani Raisel Iglesias Michael Lorenzen Cingrani seems to be favored over Iglesias for now.
 2
Milwaukee Tyler Thornburg Corey Knebel Carlos Torress Thornburg is now the man to own in Milwaukee with Jeffress and Smith traded at the deadline.
 3 Pittsburgh Tony Watson Neftali Feliz Felipe Rivero 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 Kevin Siegrest Jonathan Broxton Oh is the man to own for the Redbirds from here on out.
ST
NL WEST
CL
S1
S2
Notes
 2 Arizona Jake Barrett Enrique Burgos Daniel Hudson Barrett takes over the ninth with the D-backs trading away temporary closer Clippard to the Bronx.
  2
Colorado Carlos Estevez Adam Ottavino Boone Logan Estevez is getting the saves for the Rox, but be prepared, he continuously gets rocked from time to time.
 3 Los Angeles Kenley Jansen Adam Liberatore Joe Blanton Jansen continues to kill it for the surging Dodgers.
2 San Diego Brandon Maurer Ryan Buchter Brad Hand Maurer has been solid since taking over the ninth for the Friars.
 2 San Francisco Santiago Casilla Sergio Romo Will Smith Casilla continues to get the job done in the ninth for the red-hot first place NL West Giants.