Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat - AL

by Bryce McRae on June 4, 2010 @ 14:00:00 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.

Mound meetings

  • Chicago White Sox RP Bobby Jenks
    Once again, it's Bobby's World
    Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen reiterated his commitment to closer Bobby Jenks yesterday. Jenks gave up one hit but struck out two yesterday for his first save since May 22.
    Matt Thornton, Chicago's lefty setup option and backup stopper, is still a fantasy candidate in deep leagues.
  • Brian Fuentes endured a shaky ninth - is that a surprise? - as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim stopper allowed a two-run jack to bring the Kansas City Royals within one. Then KC went flyout, walk and backwards K to end the game.
    His ERA climbed to 5.93. He's not the safest closer, but that's nothing new. You'll just have to keep riding him and try to stash Fernando Rodney.

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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