Fantasy Baseball Closer Chart

by Travis Argo

Fantasy Baseball Closer Chart 6/10/24 update: Evan Phillips is back from the IL, but Jordan Romano is back on the IL fro the Blue Jays.

Be sure to check out all the new info below and adjust your lineups/rosters accordingly!


As witnessed year-in and year-out, Relief Pitcher exemplifies the term "volatility" more than any other position in baseball. Injuries, repeated blown saves/ineffective outings, and deadline trades are just a few reasons for player movement at the position.

The Closer role is an even more-fluid position due to the influx of "Closer Committees" present throughout the league. Numerous MLB teams have adopted this philosophy, allowing for more flexibility in deploying their best pitchers during the later innings.

Last season we altered the Job Security Legend in an effort to stay true to our site's namesake. This year, we are keeping a similar format, but we have updated the BAC Levels slightly. Here is the breakdown of updated levels of confidence from high to low:

  • Sober: Who got the keys to the Jeep? This guy does, and he is the clear Designated Driver of his team's ninth-inning duties.
  • Buzzed: This player has a clear case of the hiccups, but he's still the best choice for late-night excitement.
  • Hammered: Sloppy and stumbling are continually used to describe this player's performance. His seat at the center field bar is ripe for the taking.
  • Drunk Tank: Our new Closer Committee classification (noted with an *) for teams with two-plus relievers trying to seal the deal.

Pick-up a Sixer, and come drink-in all the frothy goodness of our 2024 Closer Chart. Stay tuned weekly for any, and all, relief pitching changes throughout the fantasy season.

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Fantasy Baseball Closer Chart

TEAMSBAC LEVELLEAD CLOSERSETUP MANNEXT MAN UPILTEAM NEWS
AL EAST
BALSoberCraig KimbrelYennier CanoDanny CoulombreFelix BautistaAfter suffering a few struggles, Kimbrel has shaken those off and has regain his composure while recording three saves in a row.
BOSSoberKenley JansenJustin SlatenBrennan BernardinoChris MartinChris Martin is on the 15-Day IL with aniexty. Bernardino will move up the chart as Slaten will takeover setup duites until Martin returns.
NYYSoberClay HolmesLuke WeaverIan HamiltonJonathan Loaisiga
Tommy Kahnle has been pitching very efficient lately, could make his way back to the chart since Hailton is having some issues since rerturning from COVID.
TB*Drunk TankPete FairbanksJason AdamsGarrett CleavingerColin Poche has returned from the IL. I will need to see how the Rays will use Poche before moving back up to his old spot.
TORSoberYimi GarciaChad GreenTrevor RichardsJordan RomanoJordan Romano is on the 15-Day IL with an elbow injury, but is scheduled start rehab innings soon.
AL CENTRAL
CHW*Drunk TankMichael KopechJordan LeasureJohn BrebbiaSteven WilsonMichael Kopech recorded his 2nd blown save, but before that he recorded seven strikeouts and three saves in his last six outings.
CLESoberEmmanuel ClaseHunter GaddisScott BarlowTrevor StephanClase recorded his 16th save of the season, which is his eight save in May so far.
DETBuzzedJason FoleyShelby MillerTyler HoltonAlex FaedoAlex Faedo was placed on the 15-Day IL with a hip injury.
KC*SoberJames McArthurJohn SchreiberChris StrattonNick Anderson recorded his first save of the seaon and has been getting lots of late inning work, so he could be making his way up the chart at this rate.
MINSoberJhoan DuranGriffin JaxJorge AlcalaBrock StewartTwins placed RHP Brock Stewart on the 15-day injured list with right shoulder tendinitis. Alcala will takeover Stewart's spot until he returns from the IL.
AL WEST
HOUSoberJosh HaderRyan PresslyBryan AbreuHader recorded his 7th save on 5/24.
LAA*SoberCarlos EstevezLuis GarciaAdam CimberRobert Stephenson
Jose Cisnero
The committee tag is being removed from the Angels. They seem to have full trust in Estevez for right now.
OAKSoberMason MillerAustin AdamsDany JiménezLucas EcregLucas Erceg on the 15-day injured list with a right forearm strain.
SEASoberAndres Munoz Ryne Stanek Gabe SpeierMatt Brash
Gregory Santos
Munoz has recorded 11 strikeouts and five saves in his last five innings, recording his 10th save for the season on 5/21.
TEXSoberKirby YatesDavid RobertsonJose LeclercEven tough Yates hasn't recorded a save since 5/8, it's clear that he is the main guy now, so the drunk tank tag is gone.
NL EAST
ATLSoberRaisel IglesiasJoe JiménezPierce JohnsonA.J. MinterA.J. Minter is on the 15-day IL with left hip inflammation.
MIASoberTanner ScottA.J. PukAndrew NardiPuk is back in the bullpen and immediately resumes his old role as setup man for Scott.
NYM*BuzzedReed GarrettJake DiekmanAdam OttavinoBrooks Raley
Edwin Diaz
Edwin Diaz has struggled and now is on the IL. This is screaming committee until Diaz returns and possibly even when he first returns. I would think Garrett gets the nod first though.
PHL*Drunk TankJose AlvaradoJeff HoffmanMatt StrahmMatt Straham hasn't allowed a earned run since his first outing of the season, so he is catapulting up the chart.
WASSoberKyle FinneganHunter HarveyDylan FloroFinnegan recorded his 15th save on 5/25.
NL CENTRAL
CHCSoberHector NerisMark Leiter Jr.Hayden WesneskiSince joing the cubs half way through May, Tyson Miller has been used almost exclusively as a setup man for Neris. So, welcome to the chart Miller!
CINBuzzedAlexis DiazFernando CruzSam MollEmilio Pagan Diaz recorded his 10th save for the season. Diaz really struggled early on in May, hopefully his last three clean innings are signs of progression.
MILSoberTrevor MegillBryan HudsonElvis PegueroDevin Williams Megill has recorded seven saves in May. It finally seems that the Brewers have found the Williams replacement for the season.
PITSoberDavid BednarColin HoldermanAroldis ChapmanBednar recorded his 11th save on 5/25.
STLSoberRyan HelsleyJoJo RomeoAndrew KittredgeGiovanny GallegosGood News, Gallegos is nearing a return from his shoulder injury, already getting some rehab innings.
NL WEST
ARIBuzzedPaul SewaldKevin GinkelRyan ThompsonMiguel CastroSewald has returned and is crushing it, racking up seven strikeouts and four saves in only seven innings.
COLBuzzedTyler KinleyJalen Beeks Nick MearsDainel BardKinley has recorded two consective saves and it appears the Rockies are giving him the keys to drive right now.
LAD*SoberEvan PhillipsDaniel HudsonBlake TreinenBrusdar Graterol
Evan Phillips
Phillips is back and has already recorded his first save since returning from the IL.
SDSoberRobert SuarezJeremiah EstradaEnyel De Los SantosSuarez recorded his 13th save on 5/23.
SFSoberCamilo DovalTyler RogersTaylor RogersDoval recorded his 9th save on 5/24.

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