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Fantasy Baseball Closer Chart 6-14-21 update: Kendall Graveman and Zack Britton are back! Tejay Antone and Daniel Hudson are on the IL.

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 2020 Closer Chart. Stay tuned weekly for any, and all, relief pitching changes throughout the fantasy season.

Be sure to check out the rest of our Fantasy Baseball content for the latest news and notes to help you win your league. Stay frosty!

Fantasy Baseball Closer Chart


TEAMSBAC LEVELLEAD CLOSERSETUP MANNEXT MAN UPIL/COVID LISTTEAM NEWS
AL EAST
BALSoberPaul FryCesar ValdezHunter HarveyHunter Harvey has been activated off the IL, and has looked rusty in his last two innings, but we will see if he can overtake the closer role from Fry.
BOSSoberMatt BarnesAdam OttavinoDarwinzon HernandezRyan BrasierBarnes continues to be an elite closer, racking up seven strikeouts, three saves, and one win in his last four appearances.
NYYSoberAroldis ChapmanZack BrittonChad Green Britton has returned from the IL, and pitched a hitless inning on 6/12.
TB*Drunk TankDiego CastilloJP Feyereisen Pete FairbanksNick Anderson (60-Day IL)Since becoming a member of the Rays, Feyereisen has recorded nine strikeouts, three saves, and two wins. He is quickly making a case to be the committee leader but will need to see a few more innings before that happens.
TOR* Drunk TankJordan RomanoRafael DolisTyler ChatwoodKirby Yates
Julian Merryweather
David Phelps
Chatwood is on the verge of moving farther down the chart. He has allowed seven earned runs in his last three games.
AL CENTRAL
CHWSoberLiam HendriksAaron BummerGarrett CrochetIn his last seven games, Hendriks has recorded 12 strikeouts, six saves, and one win, showing fantasy managers that he was worth the early draft capital.
CLESoberEmmanuel ClaseJames KarinchakBryan ShawBryan Shaw hasn't allowed a run in eight consecutive games and is now taking over the second-in-line spot over Wittgren.
DET*Drunk TankGregory SotoJose CisneroBryan GarciaMichael FulmerMichael Fulmer is officially on the IL, which bumps Bryan Garcia up the chart. Soto and Cisnero will be a two-man closing committee.
KC*Drunk TankJosh StaumontScott BarlowGreg HollandJesse Hahn
Josh Staumont is back from the IL, so he will resume his position as the lead dog in the Royals' committee.
MIN*Drunk TankHansel RoblesTaylor RogersAlex ColomeRogers recorded his 5th save on 6/5, but Robles is still the lead dog considering he has two of the Twins' last three saves.
AL WEST
HOUSoberRyan PresslyRyne StanekBrooks RaleyPedro Baez
Joe Smith
Joe Smith is on the IL, which moves Raley back up the chart.
LAA SoberRaisel Iglesias Mike MayersTony WatsonIglesias has a 22 percent swinging-strike rate in his last 10 outings, which explains how he recorded six saves during that time.
OAK*Drunk TankLou TrivinoJake DiekmanYusmeiro PetitTrevor Rosenthal After recording a loss against the Mariners, Trivino struck back hard with his 8th save.
SEA*Drunk TankKendall GravemanRafael MonteroAnthony MisiewiczGraveman is back from the IL!
TEX*Drunk TankJoely RodriguezJohn KingJosh SborzJonathan Hernandez
Jose Leclerc
Matt Bush
Ian Kennedy
Ian Kennedy was placed on the IL on 6/6 with a hamstring strain. The Rangers are now a committee until Kennedy returns, which means that Rodriguez will be the lead now.
NL EAST
ATLSoberWill SmithChris MartinA.J. MinterWill Smith is on a roll right now. He has recorded four saves in his last five games.
MIASoberYimi GarciaDylan FloroRichard Bleier Bass was on the verge of overtaking Bleier a month ago, but Bleier has been lights out in his last five games.
NYMSoberEdwin DiazMiguel CastroJeurys FamiliaSeth Lugo
Dellinan Betances
May is off the chart because he can't pitch consistently anymore.
PHLSober Hector NerisJose AlvaradoSam Coonrod Neris was placed on the paternity list, so Alvarado and Coonrod will have some shots at saves until Neris returns.
WASSoberBrad HandWander SueroKyle FinneganWill Harris
Daniel Hudson
Hand has recorded two consecutive saves.
NL CENTRAL
CHCSoberCraig KimbrelAndrew ChafinRyan TeperaRowan WickTepera is moving up the chart; he has recorded five holds and one save in his last 10 games.
CIN*Drunk TankLucas SimsSean DoolittleHeath HembreeTejay AntoneAntone is on the IL with foreman inflammation.
MILSoberJosh HaderDevin WilliamsBrad BoxbergerHader recorded his 14th save on 6/5.
PIT SoberRichard Rodriguez Kyle CrickChris StrattonKyle Crick is off the IL, and resumes his job as the setup man for Rodriguez.
STLSoberAlex ReyesGiovanny GallegosRyan HelsleyJordan Hicks
Andrew Miller
Reyes recorded his 16th save on 6/1.
NL WEST
ARISoberStefan CrichtonJoakim SoriaKevin GinkelKevin Ginkel is back on the chart after pitching more consistently in his last four outings, allowing only one run.
COL HammeredDaniel BardCarlos EstevezRobert StephensonScott Oberg After a long stretch with no saves, Bard has now recorded two consecutive saves (his 7th save on 6/5).
LADSoberKenley JansenBlake TreinenVictor GonzalezCorey KnebelJansen recorded his 12th save on 5/27.
SDSoberMark MelanconEmilio PaganCraig StammenDrew PomeranzMelancon continues to lead the majors in saves, recording his 19th save on 6/4.
SF*Drunk TankTyler RogersJake McGeeZack LittellReyes MorontaRogers is now the lead dog in the Giants' committee since he has recorded three out of the Giants' last four saves.

About Travis Argo

I'm a die hard fan of teams that constantly disappointment me every season. So, I write about fantasy sports to forget my sorrows. That's hard sometimes because I'm a Pacers correspondent for Fantasypros.com. I also recently graduated with honors from UNCC. Go Niners...I guess.

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