Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat - NL

by Bryce McRae on July 1, 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.

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  • Arizona Diamondbacks RP Aaron Heilman
    A CHS fixture
    Arizona Diamondbacks closer Aaron Heilman bounced back quickly from his June 28 blown save. He worked around two hits yesterday to come away with his third save in seven chances this year. Chad Qualls, the next in line, also threw a scoreless inning, his second in a row.
    Juan Gutierrez is slowly creeping up. He had five scoreless outings in a row entering yesterday and had improved after shifting from the left side of the rubber to the middle. Last year, Guti saved nine games, seven from September on. Desperate owners can watch list him in NL-only.
  • The Atlanta Braves' Billy Wagner locked down his first save yesterday since battling an ankle injury over the weekend. He gave up one hit and struck out three.
  • Los Angeles Dodgers manager Joe Torre wanted to stay away from closer Jonathan Broxton last night. J-Brox was available after playing catch in the outfield, but Torre didn't want to have to call on him.

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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