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2015 Fantasy Baseball: Closer Grid

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Aroldis Chapman

Aroldis Chapman

One month into the 2015 MLB season and it’s no surprise to see Huston Street and Trevor Rosenthal among the leaders in saves for their respective leagues. But did you know that the Mets’ Jeurys Familia and Tigers’ Joakim Soria are tied with Street for the most entering May 1 with nine? Both are in the closer role for their teams because of injuries, which have had quite the early impact on bullpens around the league. Not only are we still waiting for Kenley Jansen, Sean Doolittle and Jake McGee to make their season debuts, but the Royals’ Greg Holland is currently on the disabled list with a pectoral strain, although he’s expected back right around the time his 15-day term is up.

Team

Closer

Setup

Watch List

Arizona

Addison Reed

Brad Zeigler

Evan Marshall, Oliver Perez

Atlanta

Jason Grilli

Jim Johnson

Luis Avilan

Baltimore

Zach Britton

Darren O'Day

Tommy Hunter, Brian Matusz

Boston

Koji Uehara

Edward Mujica

Junichi Tazawa

Chicago (AL)

David Robertson

Zach Duke

Zach Putnam, Jake Petricka

Chicago (NL)

Hector Rondon

Pedro Strop

Jason Motte, Zac Rosscup, Neil Ramirez (DL)

Cincinnati

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Jumbo Diaz

J.J. Hoover

Cleveland

Cody Allen

Bryan Shaw

Scott Atchison, Nick Hagadone

Colorado

John Axford

Rafael Betancourt

Adam Ottavino, LaTroy Hawkins (DL)

Detroit

Joakim Soria

Joba Chamberlain

Al Albuquerque, Joe Nathan, Bruce Rondon (DL)

Houston

Luke Gregerson

Chad Qualls

Pat Neshek, Tony Sipp, Josh Fields

Kansas City

Wade Davis

Kelvin Herrera

Ryan Madson, Greg Holland (DL)

Los Angeles (AL)

Huston Street

Joe Smith

Fernando Salas, Cam Bedrosian

Los Angeles (NL)*

Yimi Garcia

Chris Hatcher

Paco Rodrigiez, Pedro Baez, Joel Peralta, Kenley Jansen (DL)

Miami

Steve Cishek

A.J. Ramos

Mike Dunn

Milwaukee

Francisco Rodriguez

Jonathan Broxton

Will Smith, Jim Henderson (DL)

Minnesota

Glen Perkins

Casey Fien

Brian Duensing, Caleb Thielbar

New York (AL)*

Andrew Miller

Dellin Betances

David Carpenter, Justin Wilson

New York (NL)

Jeurys Familia

Buddy Carlyle

Carlos Torres, Bobby Parnell (DL), Jenrry Mejia (suspended)

Oakland

Tyler Clippard

Dan Otero

Eric O'Flaherty, Sean Doolittle (DL)

Philadelphia

Jonathan Papelbon

Ken Giles

Jacob Diekman, Justin De Fratus

Pittsburgh

Mark Melancon

Tony Watson

Jared Hughes

St. Louis

Trevor Rosenthal

Jordan Walden

Matt Belisle

San Diego

Craig Kimbrel

Joaquin Benoit

Dale Thayer, Kevin Quackenbush

San Francisco

Santiago Casilla

Sergio Romo

Jeremy Affeldt, Jean Machi

Seattle

Fernando Rodney

Danny Farquhar

Yoervis Medina, Tom Wilhelmsen

Tampa Bay

Brad Boxberger

Kevin Jepsen

Ernesto Frieri, Jake McGee (DL)

Texas

Neftali Feliz

Roman Mendez

Keone Kela, Shawn Tolleson 

Toronto*

Brett Cecil

Miguel Castro

Roberto Osuna, Aaron Loup

Washington

Drew Storen

Matt Thornton 

Aaron Barrett, Casey Janssen (DL)


*Los Angeles (NL) and Toronto are employing a closer-by-committee approach, while New York (AL) has not designated a primary closer.

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