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Fantasy Open

Fantasy Closer Report

Elite Closers

A's Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Sean Doolittle Eric O'Flaherty Dan Otero

A's closer Sean Doolittle finished the 2014 regular season with 22 saves, a 2.73 ERA, a 0.73 WHIP and 89 strikeouts in 62 2/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 13 at 11:18 p.m. ET

Angels Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Huston Street Joe Smith Mike Morin

The Angels retained a big piece of their bullpen Thursday, picking up their $7 million option on closer Huston Street. More Updated Oct. 30 at 8:27 p.m. ET

Braves Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Craig Kimbrel David Carpenter Jim Johnson

Braves closer Craig Kimbrel completed the 2014 regular season with 47 saves, a 1.61 ERA, a 0.91 WHIP and 95 strikeouts in 61 2/3 innings pitched. More Updated Oct. 1 at 10:35 p.m. ET

Dodgers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Kenley Jansen Brandon League J.P. Howell

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen completed the 2014 regular season with 44 saves, a 2.76 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP and 101 strikeouts in 65 1/3 innings pitched. More Updated Oct. 8 at 1:42 a.m. ET

Orioles Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Zach Britton Darren O'Day Tommy Hunter

Orioles closer Zach Britton finished the 2014 regular season with 37 saves, a 1.65 ERA, a 0.90 WHIP and 62 strikeouts in 76 1/3 innings pitched. More Updated Oct. 1 at 9:57 p.m. ET

Phillies Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jonathan Papelbon Ken Giles Jake Diekman

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon wrapped up the 2014 regular season with 39 saves, a 2.04 ERA, a 0.90 WHIP and 63 strikeouts in 66 1/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 20 at 7:25 p.m. ET

Pirates Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Mark Melancon Tony Watson Antonio Bastardo

Pirates closer Mark Melancon finished the 2014 regular season with 33 saves, a 1.90 ERA, a 0.87 WHIP and 71 strikeouts in 71 innings pitched. More Updated Oct. 15 at 9:54 p.m. ET

Reds Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Aroldis Chapman Sam LeCure Jumbo Diaz

Reds closer Aroldis Chapman finished the 2014 regular season with 36 saves, a 2.00 ERA, a 0.83 WHIP and 106 strikeouts in 54 innings pitched. More Updated Oct. 2 at 8:13 p.m. ET

Royals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Greg Holland Wade Davis Kelvin Herrera

Royals closer Greg Holland finished the 2014 regular season with 46 saves, a 1.44 ERA, a 0.91 WHIP and 90 strikeouts in 62 1/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 6 at 5:58 p.m. ET

White Sox Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
David Robertson Jake Petricka Zach Putnam

A White Sox source told MLB.com Monday night that the team has agreed to a deal with free-agent closer David Robertson. More Updated Dec. 9 at 3:06 a.m. ET

Stable Situations

Cardinals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Trevor Rosenthal Jordan Walden Seth Maness

Cardinals reliever Trevor Rosenthal finished the 2014 regular season with 45 saves, a 3.20 ERA, a 1.41 WHIP and 87 strikeouts in 70 1/3 innings pitched. More Updated Nov. 2 at 9:48 p.m. ET

D-backs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Addison Reed Brad Ziegler Oliver Perez

D-backs closer Addison Reed finished the 2014 regular season with 32 saves, a 4.25 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP and 69 strikeouts in 59 1/3 innings. More Updated Sept. 29 at 7:36 p.m. ET

Giants Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Santiago Casilla Jean Machi Jeremy Affeldt

Giants reliever Santiago Casilla finished the 2014 regular season with 19 saves, a 1.70 ERA, a 0.86 WHIP and 45 strikeouts in 58 1/3 innings pitched. More Updated Nov. 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET

Indians Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Cody Allen Bryan Shaw Scott Atchison

Indians closer Cody Allen completed the 2014 regular season with 24 saves, a 2.07 ERA, a 1.06 WHIP and 91 strikeouts in 69 2/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 5 at 6:37 p.m. ET

Mariners Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Fernando Rodney Danny Farquhar Yoervis Medina

Mariners closer Fernando Rodney finished the 2014 regular season with 48 saves, a 2.85 ERA, a 1.34 WHIP and 76 strikeouts in 66 1/3 innings pitched. More Updated Oct. 23 at 5:29 p.m. ET

Marlins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Steve Cishek A.J. Ramos Mike Dunn

Marlins closer Steve Cishek finished the 2014 regular season with 39 saves, a 3.17 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP and 84 strikeouts in 65 1/3 innings pitched. More Updated Oct. 8 at 10:07 p.m. ET

Nationals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Drew Storen Tyler Clippard Craig Stammen

Nationals reliever Drew Storen notched his ninth save after permitting two hits in a scoreless ninth inning against the Marlins on Saturday night. More Updated Sept. 21 at 1:12 a.m. ET

Red Sox Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Koji Uehara Edward Mujica Junichi Tazawa

The Red Sox signed right-handed pitcher Koji Uehara to a two-year contract through the 2016 season. Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington made the announcement. Sources say the deal is worth $18 million over two years. More Updated Oct. 30 at 5:32 p.m. ET

Rockies Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
LaTroy Hawkins Adam Ottavino Rex Brothers

The Rockies made the expected move Friday by exercising their $2.25 million option for 2015 for right-handed closer LaTroy Hawkins, who reached his 1,000th career appearance this past season and continued to pitch effectively. More Updated Oct. 31 at 8:54 p.m. ET

Twins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Glen Perkins Casey Fien Caleb Thielbar

Twins closer Glen Perkins finished the 2014 regular season with 34 saves, a 3.65 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP and 66 strikeouts in 61 2/3 innings pitched. More Updated Oct. 9 at 9:37 p.m. ET

Uncertain Situations

Astros (Uncertain closer) Uncertain closer Uncertain closer Closer Notes
Luke Gregerson Chad Qualls Pat Neshek

The Astros' Chad Qualls allowed one hit and struck out one in a scoreless inning against the Indians on Monday to earn his 18th save. More Updated Sept. 15 at 11:43 p.m. ET

Blue Jays (Uncertain closer) Uncertain closer Uncertain closer Closer Notes
Brett Cecil Aaron Sanchez Aaron Loup

Blue Jays left-hander Brett Cecil earned a save after tossing 1 1/3 scoreless innings against Red Sox on Wednesday. More Updated Aug. 27 at 11:19 p.m. ET

Brewers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jonathan Broxton Will Smith Brandon Kintzler

The Brewers acquired relief pitcher Jonathan Broxton from the Reds on Sunday. More Updated Aug. 31 at 2:21 p.m. ET

Cubs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Hector Rondon Pedro Strop Jason Motte

Cubs closer Hector Rondon finished the 2014 regular season with 29 saves, a 2.42 ERA, a 1.06 WHIP and 63 strikeouts in 63 1/3 innings pitched. More Updated Oct. 1 at 10:51 p.m. ET

Mets (Uncertain closer) Uncertain closer Uncertain closer Closer Notes
Jenrry Mejia Jeurys Familia Bobby Parnell

Stressing that the closer's job is "Bobby's to lose" but also noting that Bobby Parnell could actually begin the season on the disabled list, manager Terry Collins painted the picture of a wide-open closer's competition heading into Spring Training. More Updated Dec. 9 at 2:13 p.m. ET

Padres Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Joaquin Benoit Kevin Quackenbush Dale Thayer

Padres closer Joaquin Benoit finished the 2014 regular season with 11 saves, a 1.49 ERA, a 0.77 WHIP and 64 strikeouts in 54 1/3 innings pitched. More Updated Oct. 15 at 9:59 p.m. ET

Rangers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Neftali Feliz Shawn Tolleson Roman Mendez

Rangers closer Neftali Feliz finished the 2014 regular season with 13 saves, a 1.99 ERA, a 0.98 WHIP and 21 strikeouts in 31 2/3 innings pitched. More Updated Oct. 11 at 4:00 p.m. ET

Tigers (Uncertain closer) Uncertain closer Uncertain closer Closer Notes
Joe Nathan Joakim Soria Al Alburquerque

The Tigers' Joe Nathan finished the 2014 regular season with 35 saves, a 4.81 ERA, a 1.53 WHIP and 54 strikeouts in 58 innings pitched. More Updated Oct. 4 at 4:08 p.m. ET

Yankees (Uncertain closer) Uncertain closer Uncertain closer Closer Notes
Dellin Betances Andrew Miller Shawn Kelley

Andrew Miller believes that he is capable of handling the ninth inning for the Yankees next season should it come to that, but the left-hander expects to be used in a setup role and will be ready to take on any assignment that the club gives him. More Updated Dec. 8 at 6:18 p.m. ET

Injured Closers

Rays Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Brad Boxberger Jake McGee (Inj.) Grant Balfour

The Rays have been dealt their first major blow of the 2015 season: Jake McGee will begin the campaign on the disabled list. Tampa Bay announced on Tuesday that McGee had arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow on Friday to remove a loose body. McGee said he is doing fine and a full recovery is expected. More Updated Dec. 16 at 6:19 p.m. ET