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Closer Report: Felix Bautista, Rafael Montero, Andres Munoz (2022 Fantasy Baseball)

Aug 26, 2022
Felix Bautista

Felix Bautista has been solid as Bautista’s main closer since the trade deadline.

Welcome back to the latest edition of the closer report. We have seen a plethora of either injuries or closer changes as of late in a number of different bullpens.

Here is a look at my latest chart:

Rank Team Closer Change from last week Notes
1 Mets Edwin Diaz 0
2 Blue Jays Jordan Romano 0
3 Guardians Emmanuel Clase 3
4 Braves Kenley Jansen 0
5 Brewers Devin Williams 0
6 Orioles Felix Bautista 6
7 Dodgers Craig Kimbrel 1
8 Twins Jorge Lopez 2
9 White Sox Liam Hendriks 2
10 Cardinals Ryan Helsley 5
11 Astros Rafael Montero -4 Ryan Pressly on the IL
12 Rockies Daniel Bard 1
13 Tigers Gregory Soto 1
14 Phillies David Robertson 2
15 Giants Camilo Doval 2
16 Padres Luis Garcia -13 Josh Hader removed from closer role
17 Mariners Paul Sewald 2 Andres Munoz worth monitoring
18 Marlins Tanner Scott 0
19 Yankees Committee -10 Clay Holmes on the IL
20 Red Sox Committee 0
21 Cubs Committee 0
22 Diamondbacks Committee 0
23 Royals Scott Barlow 4
24 Rays Committee -1
25 Pirates Committee -1
26 Angels Committee -1
27 Rangers Committee -1
28 Athletics Committee 0
29 Reds Committee 0
30 Nationals Committee 0

Biggest Risers and Fallers 

The biggest riser was Felix Bautista, who is coming off a pair of dominant innings against the White Sox on Thursday. Bautista has settled nicely into the Orioles’ closer role following the Jorge Lopez trade at the deadline, tossing scoreless appearances in eight of his last nine outings while posting a 1.62 ERA on the season in a breakout year.

The biggest fallers were the Padres and Yankees situations for different reasons, with Clay Holmes landing on the injured list and Josh Hader being removed from the closer role.

Aroldis Chapman had looked like he was turning a corner with nine straight scoreless appearances but then gave up runs in back-to-back appearances and has not pitched since August 19th. We can expect both Jonathan Loaisiga and Wandy Peralta to potentially see save chances with Scott Effross also placed on the injured list.

In San Diego, Hader’s struggles with the Brewers carried over to San Diego, which led to Padres manager Bob Melvin giving Hader “a little break” from the closer role. Luis Garcia has been the Padres’ primary closer since that move.

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