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Closer Report: Clay Holmes, Felix Bautista, David Robertson (2022 Fantasy Baseball)

Aug 12, 2022
Clay Holmes

The Yankees closer situation has become a bit foggier between Clay Holmes and Aroldis Chapman.

Welcome to this week’s edition of the closer report. We have seen the new relievers on new teams for about a week ago as we near the final stretch of the regular season. Here is a look at the chart for this week.

Rank Team Closer Change from last week Notes
1 Mets Edwin Diaz 0
2 Blue Jays Jordan Romano 1
3 Padres Josh Hader -1 Blown save on Tuesday
4 Braves Kenley Jansen 0
5 Brewers Devin Williams 0
6 Guardians Emmanuel Clase 0
7 Astros Ryan Pressly 0
8 Dodgers Craig Kimbrel 1
9 Yankees Clay Holmes -1 Recent struggles
10 Twins Jorge Lopez 0
11 White Sox Liam Hendriks 0
12 Orioles Felix Bautista 1
13 Rockies Daniel Bard 1
14 Tigers Gregory Soto 1
15 Cardinals Ryan Helsley 1
16 Phillies Committee -4
17 Giants Camilo Doval 0
18 Marlins Tanner Scott 0
19 Mariners Committee 0
20 Red Sox Committee 0 Tanner Houck placed on IL
21 Cubs Rowan Wick 0
22 Diamondbacks Committee 0
23 Rays Committee 0
24 Pirates Committee 0
25 Angels Committee 0 Four different relievers have seen save chances since the trade deadline.
26 Rangers Committee 0
27 Royals Scott Barlow 0
28 Athletics Committee 0
29 Reds Committee 0
30 Nationals Committee 0

News and notes: 

While David Robertson got the save in his first game with the Phillies, Seranthony Dominguez received back-to-back saves last Tuesday and Wednesday. It initially seemed like Philadelphia traded for Robertson to take over the full-time closer role, but it seems like it’ll remain a committee between him and Dominguez.

In Arizona, it has been a committee between Ian Kennedy and Mark Melancon.

Clay Holmes finally tossed a scoreless appearance after allowing runs in three straight outings. Aroldis Chapman, on the other hand, has tossed seven straight scoreless outings. It is possible the Yankees start giving Chapman some save chances again if he keeps it up.

Diego Castillo returned to the Mariners bullpen off the injured list to toss a scoreless inning on Wednesday against the Yankees. Paul Sewald continues to lead the Mariners bullpen, but he’ll pitch in the eighth and occasionally in the seventh inning while Castillo should continue to see some save chances.

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