Closer Report: Liam Hendriks, Aroldis Chapman, Joan Duran (2022 Fantasy Baseball)
Welcome to another edition of the Closer Report. We aren’t seeing much change over the last week, but there are several interesting storylines to monitor, especially with the trade deadline in less than a month. Here is a look at the chart for this week.
|Rank||Team||Closer||Change from last week||Notes|
|1||Brewers||Josh Hader||0||Allowed run in last two appearances|
|2||Padres||Taylor Rogers||0||Blown save Thursday|
|3||Blue Jays||Jordan Romano||0|
|4||Guardians||Emmanuel Clase||0||No. 4 in the league in saves|
|6||Yankees||Clay Holmes||0||Remained closer as of now|
|11||White Sox||Liam Hendriks||1||Activated from IL Monday|
|12||Angels||Raisel Iglesias||-3||Last recorded save June 29|
|17||Mariners||Paul Sewald||3||Taken control of Mariners’ closer role|
|19||Red Sox||Tanner Houck||-1|
|24||Twins||Joan Duran||-1||Emilio Pagan removed from the closer role|
News and notes:
Despite the return of Aroldis Chapman (RP – NYY), Holmes has remained the closer out of the Yankees bullpen. Chapman walked three and allowed two runs without allowing a hit or recording a walk in his first appearance off the injured list, but he has since recorded two hitless innings. There is no sign that Holmes will lose his closer role anytime soon, though.
We have seen some struggles from a few of the top closers in the league lately. Hader has allowed a run in back-to-back appearances. Rogers blew a save opportunity on Thursday and has allowed a run in four straight appearances. Kimbrel threw 31 pitches, could not finish the ninth inning on Thursday and allowed three runs a few appearances last Sunday.
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