by Bryce McRae
on May 27, 2010 @ 13:30:00
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.
Closer: Trevor Hoffman
Understudy: Carlos Villanueva
Disabled list: LaTroy Hawkins (shoulder)
Hoffman threw one scoreless inning in Milwaukee's 5-0 loss yesterday. Prior to Wednesday's game, manager Ken Macha said Hoffman would make at least one more setup appearance before possibly returning to closing. After Wednesday's game, Macha said he would discuss Hoffman's role with the vet. Hoffman could be back as early as today.
Now, the Hoff is no sure thing, but he's your best bet in Milwaukee and should be on rosters. Too many have dropped him. Add him if he's available. Villanueva shouldn't be discarded just yet, even though his path to saves is muddier.
Job security score: 1
Health score: 4
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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