Welcome back to a new edition of the “closer report.” We are seeing some major changes for closers this week for a number of reasons from injuries to teams trending in certain directions as we enter the final month of the regular season.
Fantasy Baseball Closer Report
Here is a look at the chart for this week.
|1||Reds||Alexis Diaz”}”>Alexis Diaz||1|
|2||Giants||Camilo Doval”}”>Camilo Doval||-1|
|3||Guardians||Emmanuel Clase”}”>Emmanuel Clase||2|
|4||Blue Jays||Jordan Romano”}”>Jordan Romano||9|
|5||Brewers||Devin Williams”}”>Devin Williams||-1|
|6||Astros||Ryan Pressly”}”>Ryan Pressly||0|
|7||Orioles||Yennier Cano”}”>Yennier Cano||-4||Felix Bautista on IL”}”>Felix Bautista on IL|
|8||Red Sox||Kenley Jansen”}”>Kenley Jansen||0|
|9||Braves||Raisel Iglesias”}”>Raisel Iglesias||1|
|10||Mariners||Andres Munoz”}”>Andres Munoz||-1||Could be a bit of a committee|
|12||Cubs||Adbert Alzolay”}”>Adbert Alzolay||9|
|13||Diamondbacks||Paul Sewald”}”>Paul Sewald||3|
|14||Padres||Josh Hader”}”>Josh Hader||-7|
|15||Phillies||Craig Kimbrel”}”>Craig Kimbrel||0|
|16||Rangers||Committee||-2||Rangers have more blown saves than saves this season|
|17||Rays||Pete Fairbanks”}”>Pete Fairbanks||3|
|18||Angels||Carlos Estevez”}”>Carlos Estevez||-6|
|19||Pirates||David Bednar”}”>David Bednar||-2|
|21||Yankees||Clay Holmes”}”>Clay Holmes||-2|
|22||Marlins||Tanner Scott”}”>Tanner Scott||-4||David Robertson removed from closer role”}”>David Robertson removed from closer role|
|23||Nationals||Kyle Finnegan”}”>Kyle Finnegan||1|
|26||Tigers||Alex Lange”}”>Alex Lange||1|
|28||Athletics||Trevor May”}”>Trevor May||0|
News and notes:
The big recent injury was to Felix Bautista, who was placed on the injured list due to a UCL injury. He has no timetable for return with Cano filling in as the Orioles closer while he is sidelined.
It was announced earlier this week that David Robertson was removed from the Marlins closer role after he blew his third save with Miami. Tanner Scott figures to get the first chance at closing games for the Marlins with A.J. Puk right behind him.
Kenley Jansen was cleared to return from his injury earlier this week.
After going through a rough stretch, Andres Munoz has pitched better over his past handful of appearances. Matt Brash could still see some save chances, but Munoz at the very least appears to be the 1A option for saves in the Mariners bullpen.
The Rangers have more saves blown than saves recorded this season. Aroldis Chapman and Will Smith continue to see save chances, but neither of them can seem to take clear hold of the closer role in Texas.