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Closer Report: Kenley Jansen, Paul Sewald, Brett Martin (2022 Fantasy Baseball)

Jul 16, 2022
Clay Holmes

The Yankees’ closer situation is one to monitor as Clay Holmes and Aroldis Chapman may be trending in opposite directions.

Welcome to this week’s edition of the closer report. We saw some relievers return from the injured list recently, while other relievers were placed on the injured list. Here is a look at the chart for this week.

Rank Team Closer Change from last week Notes
1 Brewers Josh Hader 0
2 Padres Taylor Rogers 0
3 Braves Kenley Jansen 15 Returned from IL
4 Astros Ryan Pressly 1
5 Blue Jays Jordan Romano -2
6 Yankees Clay Holmes 0 Blown save Tuesday
7 Mets Edwin Diaz 0
8 Dodgers Craig Kimbrel 0
9 White Sox Liam Hendriks 2
10 Tigers Gregory Soto -1
11 Guardians Emmanuel Clase -7
12 Rockies Daniel Bard -2
13 Giants Camilo Doval 0
14 Mariners Paul Sewald 3 Saves in last three appearances
15 Orioles Jorge Lopez 0
16 Angels Raisel Iglesias -4 Last save on June 29
17 Pirates David Bednar -1
18 Rangers Brett Martin -4 Takes over Rangers’ closer role
19 Red Sox Tanner Houck 0
20 Cubs David Robertson 1
21 Diamondbacks Mark Melancon -1
22 Twins Jhoan Duran 2
23 Phillies Committee -1
24 Cardinals Committee -1
25 Rays Committee 0
26 Royals Scott Barlow 0
27 Marlins Tanner Scott 0
28 Reds Committee 2
29 Nationals Committee Tanner Rainey placed on 60-day IL
30 Athletics Committee

News and Notes:

  • Ever since the Rangers removed Joe Barlow (RP – TEX) from the close role, Martin took over and picked up three save opportunities in a row. He appears to be set into the closer role for Texas as of now and is worth an add if he is still available in your league.
  • Corey Knebel (RP – PHI) has logged nine straight scoreless appearances out of the Phillies bullpen. It remains a committee situation for now but remains a situation to monitor as Knebel could find himself back in the closer role if his success continues.
  • Holmes posted one of his worst performances of the season on Tuesday, blowing a 3-0 lead against the Reds. Aroldis Chapman (RP – NYY) has posted a scoreless outing in three of his last four appearances. Holmes remains the closer for now, but it is a situation to monitor.


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