Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat - NL

by Bryce McRae on June 2, 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

  • Milwaukee Brewers RP Trevor Hoffman
    Hoff still hassled
    The Milwaukee Brewers' Trevor Hoffman gave up three runs on three hits and two walks in the seventh inning yesterday. John Axford, your job security as the de facto ninth-inning option for Milwaukee just improved. He should be owned everywhere, if he isn't already.
  • Huston Street (groin, shoulder) will continue his rehab assignment Friday with Triple-A Colorado Springs after reporting no problems throwing 20 pitches yesterday. The righty also plans to throw Monday. He'll pitch on consecutive days next week, if he suffers no setbacks, and could return after that.
  • Matt Capps blew his second save in the last nine days Tuesday for the Washington Nationals. He gave up two unearned runs, but Capps has still given up at least one run in five of his last seven appearances.
    Nothing to worry you a ton, but if he rights the ship for an extended period, it might be time to consider moving him if you don't need saves. Drew Storen lurks as a possible alternative with the more MLB time he serves.
  • Capps' blown save took the Houston Astros' Matt Lindstrom off the hook for the "L" last night. Lindy gave up two runs on three hits and a walk in one-third of an inning yesterday, though, for a blown save.
    It was his second of the season; both have come in three appearances and six days. He has surrendered five walks in those two miscues. There aren't any challengers in Houston, though, and his leash is probably still fairly sizable.

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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