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: Matt Capps
Understudy: Drew Storen
Trade rumors continue to swirl around Capps. Though this merely confirmed fantasy owners' suspicions, Storen reportedly would be the likely choice to take over stopper duties. Tyler Clippard's return to earth probably solidifies this plan.
Despite a recent rough patch, Storen has put up nice numbers, especially since he's now exclusively pitching from the stretch. Storen realized he was twisting too much during his windup, which threw off his release point.
It wouldn't be surprising if Washington started off its future plans this year, trading for a decent package while shipping out a proven closer to a contender. Capps owners and speculators should add Storen.
Job security score: 4
Health score: 4
About Tim Heaney
Tim's work has been featured by USA Today/Sports Weekly, among numerous outlets, and recognized as a finalist in the Fantasy Sports Writers Association awards. The Boston University alum, who competes in the prestigious LABR and Tout Wars, has won numerous industry leagues in both baseball and football.
He appears frequently, including every Sunday, on Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio, as well as every Wednesday on 1570 AM WNST in Baltimore.
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