Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat - NL

by Bryce McRae on May 7, 2010 @ 13:00:00 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.

 

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  • A change could be coming in the makeup of the Colorado Rockies bullpen. Rox manager Jim Tracy hasn't confirmed any move from Franklin Morales to Manuel Corpas, but it's pointing that way. Tracy needs someone who will "throw strikes in that spot."
    Colorado Rockies RP Manuel Corpas
    Stepping in: Corpas can fill void
    Corpas has done that (61.8 percent strikes, 58.3 first-pitch strike percentage); Morales hasn't (58.9, 50.9). Morales has walked two batters in three of his last four outings. It would be smart to pick up Corpas in mixed leagues.
    Of course, whoever closes for Colorado is only keeping the seat warm until Huston Street (shoulder) is ready to return.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates' Evan Meek has a 0.53 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 17 K's in 17 innings this year. Making him even more intriguing? Some in the organization feel it's only a matter of time until Meek is closing given his overpowering fastball and two other quality pitches (changeup, slider).

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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