Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat - AL

by Tim Heaney on April 23, 2010 @ 10:00:00 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)

 

Neftali Feliz, Texas Rangers
Given the day off

Mound meetings

  • Neftali Feliz had trouble getting loose before and during Thursday's contest, so Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington turned to Darren Oliver for a five-out save; the lefty allowed just one hit and fanned two.
    Feliz isn't hurt, Washington said; he just didn't want to push the youngster, who threw 23 pitches over two clean innings Wednesday. No word on why Frank Francisco wasn't the choice.

Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat: AL | NL

Fantasy baseball closer depth charts: AL | NL

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