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Fantasy Closer Report

Elite Closers

Brewers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Corey Knebel Jacob Barnes Jeremy Jeffress

Brewers right-hander Corey Knebel finished the 2017 regular season with a 1-4 record, a 1.78 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, 39 saves and 126 strikeouts across 76 innings. More Updated Oct. 11 at 1:38 p.m. ET

Dodgers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Kenley Jansen Josh Fields Pedro Baez

Craig Kimbrel of the Red Sox and Kenley Jansen of the Dodgers threw an "immaculate inning" within one week of each other back in May, each striking out the side on nine pitches for only the 78th and 79th occurrences in Major League Baseball history. More Updated Oct. 28 at 9:09 p.m. ET

Indians Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Cody Allen Andrew Miller Nick Goody

Indians right-hander Cody Allen finished the 2017 regular season with a 3-7 record, a 2.94 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, 30 saves and 92 strikeouts across 67 1/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 2 at 1:27 p.m. ET

Orioles Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Zach Britton Brad Brach Darren O'Day

Orioles left-hander Zach Britton finished the 2017 regular season with a 2-1 record, a 2.89 ERA, a 1.53 WHIP, 15 saves and 29 strikeouts across 37 1/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 16 at 11:13 a.m. ET

Red Sox Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Craig Kimbrel Carson Smith Joe Kelly

Craig Kimbrel of the Red Sox and Kenley Jansen of the Dodgers threw an "immaculate inning" within one week of each other back in May, each striking out the side on nine pitches for only the 78th and 79th occurrences in Major League Baseball history. More Updated Oct. 28 at 9:09 p.m. ET

Yankees Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Aroldis Chapman Dellin Betances David Robertson

Yankees left-hander Aroldis Chapman finished the 2017 regular season with a 4-3 record, a 3.22 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP, 22 saves and 69 strikeouts across 50 1/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 3 at 9:40 a.m. ET

Stable Situations

Astros Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Ken Giles Will Harris Chris Devenski

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Thursday that he hasn't lost faith in closer Ken Giles, who's struggled in the postseason. Giles has allowed at least one run in five of his six playoff outings, including two runs in 1 2/3 innings in Wednesday's 7-6 win in 11 innings over the Dodgers in Game 2 of the Fall Classic. More Updated Oct. 28 at 7:21 p.m. ET

Blue Jays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Roberto Osuna Ryan Tepera Dominic Leone

Blue Jays right-hander Roberto Osuna finished the 2017 regular season with a 3-4 record, a 3.38 ERA, a 0.86 WHIP, 39 saves and 83 strikeouts across 64 innings. More Updated Oct. 16 at 7:06 a.m. ET

Braves Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Arodys Vizcaino Jim Johnson Jose Ramirez

Braves right-hander Arodys Vizcaino finished the 2017 regular season with a 5-3 record, a 2.83 ERA, a 1.10 WHIP, 14 saves and 64 strikeouts across 57 1/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 13 at 6:27 a.m. ET

Giants Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Mark Melancon Sam Dyson Hunter Strickland

Giants right-hander Mark Melancon finished the 2017 regular season with a 1-2 record, a 4.50 ERA, a 1.43 WHIP, 11 saves and 29 strikeouts across 30 innings. More Updated Oct. 9 at 8:17 a.m. ET

Mariners Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Edwin Diaz Nick Vincent Tony Zych

Mariners right-hander Edwin Diaz finished the 2017 regular season with a 4-6 record, a 3.27 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP, 34 saves and 89 strikeouts across 66 innings. More Updated Oct. 16 at 5:48 p.m. ET

Mets Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jeurys Familia AJ Ramos Jerry Blevins

Mets right-hander Jeurys Familia finished the 2017 regular season with a 2-2 record, a 4.38 ERA, a 1.46 WHIP, six saves and 25 strikeouts across 24 2/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 12 at 6:51 a.m. ET

Nationals Next in line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Sean Doolittle Ryan Madson Koda Glover

Nationals left-hander Sean Doolittle finished the 2017 regular season with a 2-0 record, a 2.81 ERA, a 0.86 WHIP, 24 saves and 62 strikeouts across 51 1/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 4 at 10:20 a.m. ET

Padres Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Brad Hand Kirby Yates Carter Capps

Padres left-hander Brad Hand finished the 2017 regular season with a 3-4 record, a 2.16 ERA, a 0.93 WHIP, 21 saves and 104 strikeouts across 79 1/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 10 at 8:11 a.m. ET

Phillies Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Hector Neris Luis Garcia Hoby Milner

Phillies right-hander Hector Neris finished the 2017 regular season with a 4-5 record, a 3.01 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, 26 saves and 86 strikeouts across 74 2/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 12 at 6:39 a.m. ET

Pirates Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Felipe Rivero Daniel Hudson George Kontos

Pirates left-hander Felipe Rivero finished the 2017 regular season with a 5-3 record, a 1.67 ERA, a 0.89 WHIP, 21 saves and 88 strikeouts across 75 1/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 9 at 8:28 a.m. ET

Rays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Alex Colome Brad Boxberger Chase Whitley

Rays right-hander Alex Colome finished the 2017 regular season with a 2-3 record, a 3.24 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP, 47 saves and 58 strikeouts across 66 2/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 16 at 8:17 a.m. ET

Reds Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Raisel Iglesias Michael Lorenzen Wandy Peralta

Reds right-hander Raisel Iglesias finished the 2017 regular season with a 3-3 record, a 2.49 ERA, a 1.11 WHIP, 28 saves and 92 strikeouts across 76 innings. More Updated Oct. 10 at 8:23 a.m. ET

Tigers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Shane Greene Alex Wilson Joe Jimenez

Tigers right-hander Shane Greene finished the 2017 regular season with a 4-3 record, a 2.66 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, nine saves and 73 strikeouts across 67 2/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 16 at 1:11 p.m. ET

Uncertain Situations

Angels (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Closer Committee Closer Notes
Blake Parker Cam Bedrosian Keynan Middleton

Angels right-hander Blake Parker finished the 2017 season with a 3-3 record, a 2.54 ERA, a 0.83 WHIP, eight saves and 86 strikeouts over 67 1/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 8 at 1:09 a.m. ET

A's Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Blake Treinen Santiago Casilla Ryan Dull

A's right-hander Blake Treinen finished the 2017 regular season with a 3-6 record, a 3.93 ERA, a 1.39 WHIP, 16 saves and 74 strikeouts across 75 2/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 16 at 5:12 p.m. ET

Cardinals (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Closer Committee Closer Notes
Tyler Lyons John Brebbia Matt Bowman

Cardinals left-hander Tyler Lyons finished the 2017 regular season with a 4-1 record, a 2.83 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP, three saves and 68 strikeouts across 54 innings. More Updated Oct. 11 at 1:19 p.m. ET

Cubs (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Closer Committee Closer Notes
Carl Edwards Jr. Pedro Strop Hector Rondon

What's the first thing Carl Edwards Jr. wanted to do after serving up a game-tying homer to the Nationals' Bryce Harper on Saturday? Edwards was hoping he could pitch on Sunday. The problem with that is Sunday was an off-day for the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile, which is tied at 1-1. More Updated Oct. 9 at 12:53 a.m. ET

D-backs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Archie Bradley Randall Delgado Jimmie Sherfy

After plenty of internal debate and discussion, it appears that D-backs right-hander Archie Bradley's role for 2018 is coming into focus. More Updated Nov. 15 at 12:17 p.m. ET

Marlins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Brad Ziegler Kyle Barraclough Junichi Tazawa

Marlins right-hander Brad Ziegler finished the 2017 regular season with a 1-4 record, a 4.79 ERA, a 1.55 WHIP, 10 saves and 26 strikeouts across 47 innings. More Updated Oct. 13 at 6:43 a.m. ET

Rangers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Alex Claudio Keone Kela Jake Diekman

Rangers left-hander Alex Claudio finished the 2017 regular season with a 4-2 record, a 2.50 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP, 11 saves and 56 strikeouts across 82 2/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 16 at 5:28 p.m. ET

Rockies (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Closer Committee Closer Notes
Adam Ottavino Mike Dunn Chris Rusin

Rockies right-hander Adam Ottavino took the loss Sunday after he allowed six runs on three hits and three walks with two strikeouts and four wild pitches in one inning vs. the Dodgers. More Updated June 25 at 9:50 p.m. ET

Royals (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Closer Committee Closer Notes
Kelvin Herrera Brandon Maurer Scott Alexander

Royals right-hander Kelvin Herrera finished the 2017 regular season with a 3-3 record, a 4.25 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, 26 saves and 56 strikeouts across 59 1/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 16 at 1:26 p.m. ET

Twins (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Closer Committee Closer Notes
Taylor Rogers Trevor Hildenberger Alan Busenitz

Twins left-hander Taylor Rogers finished the 2017 regular season with a 7-3 record, a 3.07 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP and 49 strikeouts across 55 2/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 4 at 9:00 a.m. ET

White Sox Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Juan Minaya Nate Jones Gregory Infante

White Sox right-hander Juan Minaya finished the 2017 regular season with a 3-2 record, a 4.53 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP, nine saves and 51 strikeouts across 43 2/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 16 at 12:22 p.m. ET

Injured Closers