Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat - AL

by Bryce McRae on May 13, 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

  • Baltimore Orioles RP Alfredo Simon
    No one challenging Simon
    The Baltimore Orioles' Jim Johnson (elbow) won't be ready for at least another eight weeks. Mike Gonzalez (shoulder) is throwing from flat ground but not close to throwing from a mound. Koji Uehara probably will be given some time to work his way back in; he gave up one run on one hit and one walk in one-third of an inning yesterday and isn't considered a closing option yet.
    Yup, Alfredo Simon's job should be safe for now.
  • Kevin Gregg endured a shaky save in the Toronto Blue Jays' 3-2 win yesterday. He allowed two runs on three hits and still locked down the save.
    Gregg's job isn't in jeopardy, but Jason Frasor, who's next in line, has been pitching better recently and should be creeping back onto your mixed watch lists.
  • We have a Mariano Rivera sighting. The New York Yankees closer threw a scoreless inning yesterday. It was his first appearance of the month after he been bothered by a side injury and then wasn't needed last weekend.

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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