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Fantasy Open

Fantasy Closer Report

Elite Closers

Brewers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Corey Knebel Anthony Swarzak Jacob Barnes

Brewers right-hander Corey Knebel finished the 2017 regular season with a 1-4 record, a 1.78 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, 39 saves and 126 strikeouts across 76 innings. More Updated Oct. 11 at 1:38 p.m. ET

Cubs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Wade Davis Pedro Strop Carl Edwards Jr.

Cubs right-hander Wade Davis finished the 2017 regular season with a 4-2 record, a 2.30 ERA, a 1.14 WHIP, 32 saves and 79 strikeouts across 58 2/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 5 at 8:08 a.m. ET

Dodgers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Kenley Jansen Brandon Morrow Josh Fields

Dodgers right-hander Kenley Jansen finished the 2017 regular season with a 5-0 record, a 1.32 ERA, a 0.75 WHIP, 41 saves and 109 strikeouts across 68 1/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 5 at 8:18 a.m. ET

Indians Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Cody Allen Andrew Miller Bryan Shaw

Indians right-hander Cody Allen finished the 2017 regular season with a 3-7 record, a 2.94 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, 30 saves and 92 strikeouts across 67 1/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 2 at 1:27 p.m. ET

Red Sox Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Craig Kimbrel Addison Reed Joe Kelly

Red Sox right-hander Craig Kimbrel finished the 2017 regular season with a 5-0 record, a 1.43 ERA, a 0.68 WHIP, 35 saves and 126 strikeouts across 69 innings. More Updated Oct. 3 at 8:10 a.m. ET

Stable Situations

Astros Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Ken Giles Will Harris Luke Gregerson

Astros right-hander Ken Giles finished the 2017 regular season with a 1-3 record, a 2.30 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP, 34 saves and 83 strikeouts across 62 2/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 2 at 1:20 p.m. ET

Blue Jays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Roberto Osuna Ryan Tepera Dominic Leone

Blue Jays right-hander Roberto Osuna finished the 2017 regular season with a 3-4 record, a 3.38 ERA, a 0.86 WHIP, 39 saves and 83 strikeouts across 64 innings. More Updated Oct. 16 at 7:06 a.m. ET

D-backs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Fernando Rodney Archie Bradley David Hernandez

D-backs right-hander Fernando Rodney finished the 2017 regular season with a 5-4 record, a 4.23 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP, 39 saves and 65 strikeouts across 55 1/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 6 at 6:57 a.m. ET

Giants Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Sam Dyson Mark Melancon (Inj.) Hunter Strickland

Giants right-hander Sam Dyson finished the 2017 regular season with a 4-10 record, a 6.09 ERA, a 1.77 WHIP, 14 saves and 34 strikeouts across 54 2/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 9 at 8:17 a.m. ET

Mariners Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Edwin Diaz Nick Vincent Tony Zych

Mariners right-hander Edwin Diaz finished the 2017 regular season with a 4-6 record, a 3.27 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP, 34 saves and 89 strikeouts across 66 innings. More Updated Oct. 16 at 5:48 p.m. ET

Padres Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Brad Hand Kirby Yates Carter Capps (DL)

Padres left-hander Brad Hand finished the 2017 regular season with a 3-4 record, a 2.16 ERA, a 0.93 WHIP, 21 saves and 104 strikeouts across 79 1/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 10 at 8:11 a.m. ET

Phillies Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Hector Neris Luis Garcia Hoby Milner

Phillies right-hander Hector Neris finished the 2017 regular season with a 4-5 record, a 3.01 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, 26 saves and 86 strikeouts across 74 2/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 12 at 6:39 a.m. ET

Pirates Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Felipe Rivero Joaquin Benoit Daniel Hudson

Pirates left-hander Felipe Rivero finished the 2017 regular season with a 5-3 record, a 1.67 ERA, a 0.89 WHIP, 21 saves and 88 strikeouts across 75 1/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 9 at 8:28 a.m. ET

Rays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Alex Colome Brad Boxberger Tommy Hunter

Rays right-hander Alex Colome finished the 2017 regular season with a 2-3 record, a 3.24 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP, 47 saves and 58 strikeouts across 66 2/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 16 at 8:17 a.m. ET

Reds Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Raisel Iglesias Michael Lorenzen Wandy Peralta

Reds right-hander Raisel Iglesias finished the 2017 regular season with a 3-3 record, a 2.49 ERA, a 1.11 WHIP, 28 saves and 92 strikeouts across 76 innings. More Updated Oct. 10 at 8:23 a.m. ET

Rockies Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Greg Holland Pat Neshek Jake McGee

Rockies closer Greg Holland, who enjoyed a remarkable comeback season in 2017, will not exercise the player option on the contract he signed in January and will hit the free-agent market, according to MLB Network's Jon Heyman. More Updated Oct. 12 at 6:38 p.m. ET

Yankees Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Aroldis Chapman Dellin Betances David Robertson

Yankees left-hander Aroldis Chapman finished the 2017 regular season with a 4-3 record, a 3.22 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP, 22 saves and 69 strikeouts across 50 1/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 3 at 9:40 a.m. ET

Uncertain Situations

Angels (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Closer Committee Closer Notes
Blake Parker Yusmeiro Petit Cam Bedrosian

Angels right-hander Blake Parker finished the 2017 season with a 3-3 record, a 2.54 ERA, a 0.83 WHIP, eight saves and 86 strikeouts over 67 1/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 8 at 1:09 a.m. ET

A's Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Blake Treinen Santiago Casilla Ryan Dull

A’s right-hander Blake Treinen finished the 2017 regular season with a 3-6 record, a 3.93 ERA, a 1.39 WHIP, 16 saves and 74 strikeouts across 75 2/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 16 at 5:12 p.m. ET

Braves Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Arodys Vizcaino Jim Johnson Jose Ramirez

Braves right-hander Arodys Vizcaino finished the 2017 regular season with a 5-3 record, a 2.83 ERA, a 1.10 WHIP, 14 saves and 64 strikeouts across 57 1/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 13 at 6:27 a.m. ET

Cardinals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Juan Nicasio Seung Hwan Oh Matt Bowman

Cardinals right-hander Juan Nicasio finished the 2017 regular season with a 5-5 record, a 2.61 ERA, a 1.08 WHIP, six saves and 72 strikeouts across 72 1/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 11 at 1:21 p.m. ET

Marlins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Brad Ziegler Kyle Barraclough Junichi Tazawa

Marlins right-hander Brad Ziegler finished the 2017 regular season with a 1-4 record, a 4.79 ERA, a 1.55 WHIP, 10 saves and 26 strikeouts across 47 innings. More Updated Oct. 13 at 6:43 a.m. ET

Mets Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
AJ Ramos Jeurys Familia Jerry Blevins

Mets right-hander AJ Ramos finished the 2017 regular season with a 2-4 record, a 3.99 ERA, a 1.41 WHIP, 27 saves and 72 strikeouts across 58 2/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 12 at 6:52 a.m. ET

Nationals Next in line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Sean Doolittle Brandon Kintzler Ryan Madson

Nationals left-hander Sean Doolittle finished the 2017 regular season with a 2-0 record, a 2.81 ERA, a 0.86 WHIP, 24 saves and 62 strikeouts across 51 1/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 4 at 10:20 a.m. ET

Rangers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Alex Claudio Tony Barnette Keone Kela

Rangers left-hander Alex Claudio finished the 2017 regular season with a 4-2 record, a 2.50 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP, 11 saves and 56 strikeouts across 82 2/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 16 at 5:28 p.m. ET

Royals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Mike Minor Brandon Maurer Scott Alexander

Royals left-hander Mike Minor finished the 2017 regular season with a 6-6 record, a 2.55 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP, six saves and 88 strikeouts across 77 2/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 16 at 1:26 p.m. ET

Tigers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Shane Greene Alex Wilson Joe Jimenez

Tigers right-hander Shane Greene finished the 2017 regular season with a 4-3 record, a 2.66 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, nine saves and 73 strikeouts across 67 2/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 16 at 1:11 p.m. ET

Twins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Matt Belisle Taylor Rogers Trevor Hildenberger

Twins left-hander Taylor Rogers finished the 2017 regular season with a 7-3 record, a 3.07 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP and 49 strikeouts across 55 2/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 4 at 9:00 a.m. ET

White Sox Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Juan Minaya Gregory Infante Jake Petricka

White Sox right-hander Juan Minaya finished the 2017 regular season with a 3-2 record, a 4.53 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP, nine saves and 51 strikeouts across 43 2/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 16 at 12:22 p.m. ET

Injured Closers

Orioles Injured Closer Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Brad Brach Zach Britton (Inj.) Darren O'Day

Orioles left-hander Zach Britton finished the 2017 regular season with a 2-1 record, a 2.89 ERA, a 1.53 WHIP, 15 saves and 29 strikeouts across 37 1/3 innings. More Updated Oct. 16 at 11:13 a.m. ET