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Fantasy baseball closer depth charts - NL

By KFFL Staff

Quality relief pitchers don't last long in your fantasy baseball league. KFFL.com's closer depth charts pinpoint where MLB teams will turn when a closer is injured, loses his job or is traded. Pitchers with the skills, profile or backing might be the next fantasy baseball sleepers for saves. KFFL.com's Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat series provides insight. Stay up to date with MLB Hot off the Wire.

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

NL East

Team
JS
H
Closer
Understudy/Fill-in
Lurker(s)
5
5
Craig Kimbrel Eric O'Flaherty INJ Jonny Venters
3
5
Steve Cishek Heath Bell Mike Dunn
3
4
Frank Francisco INJ Jon Rauch Bobby Parnell
Josh Edgin
5
5
Jonathan Papelbon Phillippe Aumont
Josh Lindblom
Antonio Bastardo
Justin De Fratus
2
5
Drew Storen Tyler Clippard Sean Burnett

 

NL Central

Team
JS
H
Closer
Understudy/Fill-in
Lurker(s)
4
5
Carlos Marmol James Russell
Shawn Camp
Manuel Corpas
Michael Bowden
4
4
Aroldis Chapman Jonathan Broxton Sean Marshall
J.J. Hoover
Jose Arredondo
3
5
Wilton Lopez Wesley Wright  
3
5
John Axford Kameron Loe
Francisco Rodriguez
Jim Henderson
Jose Veras
5
5
Joel Hanrahan Jason Grilli Jared Hughes
Tony Watson
5
5
Jason Motte Mitchell Boggs Edward Mujica
Fernando Salas

 

NL West

Team
JS
H
Closer
Understudy/Fill-in
Lurker(s)
5
4
J.J. Putz David Hernandez Bryan Shaw
Matt Lindstrom
4
5
Rafael Betancourt Matt Belisle Rex Brothers
Matt Reynolds
1
5
Brandon League Kenley Jansen Ronald Belisario
Javy Guerra DL
Steven Rodriguez
5
3
Huston Street Luke Gregerson
Dale Thayer
Tommy Layne
Brad Brach
Brad Boxberger
3
5
Sergio Romo
Javier Lopez
Santiago Casilla
Jeremy Affeldt
Clay Hensley
Heath Hembree M

 



 


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