Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat

by Tim Heaney on July 14, 2009 @ 01:00:00 PDT

 


Also see: Fantasy baseball closer depth charts

In fantasy baseball, the closer position remains volatile. Rarely does every closer hang on to the job for the entire season - injuries, poor performance and managerial decisions can cloud a team's bullpen picture.

Should you be concerned about a struggling stopper? Which setup men are climbing the depth chart? Any lingering injuries popping up? KFFL.com's Fantasy Baseball Closer Hot Seat series keeps you informed when you're looking for saves.

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  • The Colorado Rockies' Manny Corpas (elbow) is expected to leave the DL Thursday and return to his next-in-line status. He has shown his health in 2 2/3 shutout rehab innings for Triple-A Colorado Springs with three K's, one walk and a .222 opponents' clip. As we've previously noted, the Rox probably won't ship stopper Huston Street if they remain in postseason contention. If unowned in NLs, Corpas shouldn't be left unhitched. If you've retained him on your DL in deep mixed, you might as well see what he can offer you, especially if you're desperate for closure.

Also see: Fantasy baseball closer depth charts

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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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