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Fantasy baseball closer depth charts: Trevor Rosenthal earns another save

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):
1 (unstable)
to
5 (untouchable)
Health Outlook (HO):
1 (fragile)
to
5 (durable)
: Up
 
+: Added
 
INJ: Injured
: Down
 
M: Minors
 
DL: Disabled List

 

AL East

Team
JS
HO
Closer
Understudy/Fill-in
Lurker(s)
Baltimore Orioles
3
5
Tommy Hunter Francisco Rodriguez
Darren O'Day INJ
Brian Matusz
Boston Red Sox
4
4
Junichi Tazawa Matt Thornton
New York Yankees
5
4
Mariano Rivera David Robertson Shawn Kelley
Phil Hughes
Tampa Bay Rays
4
5
Fernando Rodney Jesse Crain Joel Peralta
Jake McGee
Toronto Blue Jays
4
3
Casey Janssen Steve Delabar Sergio Santos
Darren Oliver

 

AL Central

Team
JS
HO
Closer
Understudy/Fill-in
Lurker(s)
Chicago White Sox
5
5
Addison Reed Nate Jones Matt Lindstrom
Cleveland Indians
4
4
Chris Perez Joe Smith Cody Allen
Vinnie Pestano
Detroit Tigers
3
5
Joaquin Benoit Jose Veras
Drew Smyly
Al Alburquerque
Bruce Rondon INJ
Phil Coke INJ
Kansas City Royals
4
5
Greg Holland Luke Hochevar
Aaron Crow
Tim Collins
Kelvin Herrera
Minnesota Twins
5
5
Glen Perkins Casey Fien Jared Burton

 

AL West

Team
JS
HO
Closer
Understudy/Fill-in
Lurker(s)
Houston Astros
2
5
Joshua Fields Chia-Jen Lo Josh Zeid
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
2
5
Ernesto Frieri Dane De La Rosa Michael Kohn
Oakland Athletics
4
4
Grant Balfour Sean Doolittle Ryan Cook
Seattle Mariners
2
5
Danny Farquhar Oliver Perez
Yoervis Medina
Carter Capps
Tom Wilhelmsen
Texas Rangers
5
4
Joe Nathan Tanner Scheppers
Joakim Soria
Jason Frasor
Neftali Feliz

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):
1 (unstable)
to
5 (untouchable)
Health Outlook (HO):
1 (fragile)
to
5 (durable)
: Up
 
+: Added
 
INJ: Injured
: Down
 
M: Minors
 
DL: Disabled List

 

NL East

Team
JS
HO
Closer
Understudy/Fill-in
Lurker(s)
Altanta Braves
5
5
Craig Kimbrel Jordan Walden Scott Downs
Luis Avilan
Miami Marlins
4
5
Steve Cishek Chad Qualls
Mike Dunn
A.J. Ramos
Ryan Webb
New York Mets
2
4
LaTroy Hawkins Gonzalez Germe
David Aardsma
Frank Francisco INJ
Philadelphia Phillies
5
5
Jonathan Papelbon Jake Diekman
Justin De Fratus
B.J. Rosenberg
Michael Stutes
Washington Nationals
3
5
Rafael Soriano Tyler Clippard Drew Storen

 

NL Central

Team
JS
HO
Closer
Understudy/Fill-in
Lurker(s)
Chicago Cubs
2
4
Pedro Strop Kevin Gregg Chang-Yong Lim
Blake Parker
James Russell
Cincinnati Reds
5
5
Aroldis Chapman J.J. Hoover Sean Marshall
Sam LeCure
Milwaukee Brewers
3
5
Jim Henderson Brandon Kintzler Rob Wooten
Mike Gonzalez
Pittsburgh Pirates
1
5
Jason Grilli Mark Melancon Kyle Farnsworth
Tony Watson
Justin Wilson
St. Louis Cardinals
1
5
Trevor Rosenthal
Edward Mujica
John Axford
Kevin Siegrist
Seth Maness

 

NL West

Team
JS
HO
Closer
Understudy/Fill-in
Lurker(s)
Arizona Diamondbacks
2
5
Brad Ziegler J.J. Putz Heath Bell
Will Harris
David Hernandez
Colorado Rockies
3
5
Rex Brothers Matt Belisle Wilton Lopez
Los Angeles Dodgers
4
5
Kenley Jansen Brian Wilson
Paco Rodriguez
Ronald Belisario
Carlos Marmol
Brandon League
San Diego Padres
5
3
Huston Street Luke Gregerson
Dale Thayer
Brad Brach
Brad Boxberger
San Francisco Giants
4
4
Sergio Romo Santiago Casilla Javier Lopez
Heath Hembree


 


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