Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat - AL

by Bryce McRae on April 7, 2010 @ 12:00:00 PDT

 


Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat: AL | NL

Fantasy baseball closer depth charts: AL | NL

In fantasy baseball, the closer position remains volatile. Rarely does every closer hang on to the job for an entire season - injuries, poor performance and managerial decisions can cloud a team's bullpen picture.

Should you be concerned about a struggling stopper? Which relievers are climbing the depth chart? Are any injuries popping up? KFFL.com's Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat keeps you informed when you're looking for saves.

Key

Job security (JS) score 1 (unstable) to 5 (untouchable)
Health (H) score 1 (injury-prone) to 5 (durable)

 

Mound meetings

  • Baltimore Orioles RP Mike Gonzalez
    Trembley: Gonzalez is my guy
    Mike Gonzalez blew the save in his first opp in a Baltimore Orioles uni. He still was able to dial it up to 93 mph. It's one appearance and his first really throwing heat; his velocity was down in the spring. Don't fret just yet. Per manager Dave Trembley regarding his bullpen, "That's the way it is. That's how it will be. There's nobody else who's going to close it. That's (Mike) Gonzalez. He's going to close it."
  • Jon Rauch struck out two and recorded the save in a perfect inning for the Minnesota Twins yesterday. Expect a sizable leash. Not just because of that appearance, either. Those in the bullpen like defined roles. The manager knows it. Jesse Crain backed it up. Well, maybe he was just being a company man. It's another chance to give a shout-out to a Canadian hurler, though.

Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat: AL | NL

Fantasy baseball closer depth charts: AL | NL

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About Bryce McRae

Bryce McRae is a Managing Editor with KFFL and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1999. He joined KFFL as a volunteer writer in March 2005 before becoming a Hot off the Wire Analyst in March 2006. He began working in his current capacity in September 2008. His work has appeared on fantasy sports sites such as Yahoo! and CBS Sportsline as well as in print. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2008 with a B.A. in History and U.S. Studies.

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