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Positive & Negative Regression: Aroldis Chapman, Joe Barlow, Devin Williams (2022 Fantasy Baseball)
By Scott Youngson on May, 16th 2022

Welcome to another edition of “Positive & Negative Regression,” where I dig into some analytics every week to identify two players due to heat up and two who are likely to cool down. This year, we haven’t looked at relievers … read more »

Closer Report: David Robertson, Liam Hendricks, Jorge Lopez (2022 Fantasy Baseball)
By Ari Koslow on April, 15th 2022

What an opening week of the MLB season! It is so great to have baseball back. Here is an updated look at the closer situations for every team as of April 14. Check out closer security, who’s next in line, … read more »

Closers To Target From Unsettled Situations (2022 Fantasy Baseball)
By Eric Cross on March, 29th 2022

As I mentioned in my relief pitcher primer here on FantasyPros, there are plenty of bullpens that don’t have a set closer entering the 2022 season. Some have mentioned going with the dreaded “closer by committee” while others simply won’t … read more »

Relief Pitcher Ranking Tiers (2022 Fantasy Baseball)
By Scott Youngson on March, 25th 2022

Ah, relievers. The most frustrating and challenging position to fill in fantasy baseball. If you are in a typical 5×5 league (which this article will focus on), relief pitchers are essentially one-category assets. Sure, they can help you with K’s, … read more »

Openers and Closers: How to Navigate the Pitcher Pool in 2022 (Fantasy Baseball)
By Cristian Crespo on January, 20th 2022

The year is 2018 and the Tampa Bay Rays have shocked the baseball world and re-introduced “The Opener”. On May 19, 2018, Sergio Romo took the mound to start the game for the Rays and proceeded to strike out the … read more »

Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Week 12 (2021)
By Andrew Seifter on June, 18th 2021

This has been a weird year for baseball, and it’s been a weird year for the Closer Report. While injuries have completely ravaged MLB, they have somehow spared the upper echelon of closers up to this point (knock on wood). … read more »

Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Week 2
By Andrew Seifter on April, 9th 2021

While millions of children spent last Sunday hunting for Easter eggs, here at the Closer Report, we’re in the business of hunting for saves. In fact, now that I think of it, picking up potential closers is a lot like … read more »