Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat - NL

by Bryce McRae on April 5, 2010 @ 16:00:00 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)

 

Houston Astros

Closer: Matt Lindstrom

Understudy: Brandon Lyon

Lurkers: Samuel Gervacio

Colorado Rockies RP Franklin Morales
Morales has company at back end

Lindstrom was officially named the closer, as we expected. Nothing changes: He's still a No. 3 mixed closer who has the stuff to close ... just needs to show it on a consistent basis. His leash is a bit uncertain given that he's working for a first-year manager, but this was the guy the team wanted to close when they acquired him this offseason.

Job security score: 3

Health score: 3

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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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