Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat - NL

by Bryce McRae on May 6, 2010 @ 12:00:00 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?'s Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat keeps you informed when you're looking for saves.


Mound meetings

  • Los Angeles Dodgers RP Jonathan Broxton
    Brox not rocking saves
    The Los Angeles Dodgers could use Jonathan Broxton in non-save situations to get him more work. J-Brox has made just four appearances since April 15; his last was April 30.
    He has had only two save opportunities this year. More frequent appearances would help his contribution in the K, ERA and WHIP categories, but you'll have to be patient on the SVOs. And maybe check if your league's Broxton owner is becoming impatient....
  • San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson didn't make it easy yesterday. He allowed two singles, hit a batter and needed a strikeout to escape with the save in the ninth.
    The save opportunity was there largely because of Sergio Romo's effort in the eighth. With the bases loaded and no outs, Romo came on and struck out the Florida Marlins' Hanley Ramirez before inducing a groundout from Jorge Cantu.
    Wilson has pitched on back-to-back days and might not be available if a save chance arises Thursday. Wilson and Romo have each pitched on consecutive nights, meaning Jeremy Affeldt might be used if a sitch comes up.
  • Updating yesterday's note on the Colorado Rockies' Huston Street, he'll be re-evaluated Monday if his Friday rehab appearance goes well at extended spring training. If he checks out OK, he could be sent on a minor league rehab assignment shortly after.

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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