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Closer Report: Liam Hendriks, Aroldis Chapman, Joan Duran (2022 Fantasy Baseball)

Jul 8, 2022
Liam Hendriks

Liam Hendriks came off the IL last week and moves up a notch on the rankings.

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
5 Astros Ryan Pressly 0
6 Yankees Clay Holmes 0 Remained closer as of now
7 Mets Edwin Diaz 0
8 Dodgers Craig Kimbrel 0
9 Tigers Gregory Soto 1
10 Rockies Daniel Bard 1
11 White Sox Liam Hendriks 1 Activated from IL Monday
12 Angels Raisel Iglesias -3 Last recorded save June 29
13 Giants Camilo Doval 0
14 Rangers Joe Barlow 0
15 Orioles Jorge Lopez 0
16 Pirates David Bednar 0
17 Mariners Paul Sewald 3 Taken control of Mariners’ closer role
18 Braves Committee -1
19 Red Sox Tanner Houck -1
20 Diamondbacks Mark Melancon -1
21 Cubs David Robertson 0
22 Phillies Committee 3
23 Cardinals Committee -1
24 Twins Joan Duran -1 Emilio Pagan removed from the closer role
25 Rays Committee -1
26 Royals Scott Barlow 0
27 Marlins Tanner Scott 0
28 Nationals Tanner Rainey 0
29 Athletics Committee 0
30 Reds Committee 0

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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