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Fantasy Open

Fantasy Closer Report

Elite Closers

A's Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Sean Doolittle Luke Gregerson Dan Otero

A's closer Sean Doolittle could find himself in a save situation against the Orioles on Saturday. More Updated July 18 at 10:43 p.m. ET

Braves Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Craig Kimbrel Jordan Walden Shae Simmons

Braves closer Craig Kimbrel could earn a save and fan a few batters Wednesday against the Marlins. More Updated July 22 at 10:34 p.m. ET

Dodgers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Kenley Jansen Brian Wilson Brandon League

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen earned his 28th save after fanning one in a perfect ninth inning Sunday against the Cardinals. More Updated July 20 at 11:46 p.m. ET

Nationals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Rafael Soriano Tyler Clippard Drew Storen

Nationals closer Rafael Soriano earned a save after tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Reds on Sunday. More Updated July 27 at 7:20 p.m. ET

Red Sox Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Koji Uehara Junichi Tazawa Andrew Miller

Red Sox closer Koji Uehara could earn a save against the Blue Jays on Monday. More Updated July 27 at 6:14 p.m. ET

Reds Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Aroldis Chapman Jonathan Broxton Sam LeCure

Reds closer Aroldis Chapman earned a save after tossing 1 1/3 scoreless innings against the Nationals on Saturday. More Updated July 26 at 8:02 p.m. ET

Royals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Greg Holland Wade Davis Kelvin Herrera

Royals closer Greg Holland fanned two in a 1-2-3 ninth inning against the White Sox on Wednesday to earn his 26th save. More Updated July 23 at 6:40 p.m. ET

Yankees Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
David Robertson Dellin Betances Shawn Kelley

Yankees closer David Robertson could earn a save against the Blue Jays on Sunday. More Updated July 26 at 9:02 p.m. ET

Stable Situations

Angels Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Huston Street Joe Smith Jason Grilli

Angels closer Huston Street could notch a save vs. the Tigers on Thursday. More Updated July 23 at 9:54 p.m. ET

Astros Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Chad Qualls Josh Fields Tony Sipp

Astros right-hander Chad Qualls finished the first half of the 2014 regular season with 10 saves, a 1-1 record, a 1.95 ERA, a 1.08 WHIP and 29 strikeouts in 32 1/3 innings. More Updated July 16 at 11:28 p.m. ET

Blue Jays Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Casey Janssen Aaron Loup Dustin McGowan

Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen earned a save after tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Yankees on Sunday. More Updated July 27 at 7:19 p.m. ET

Brewers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Francisco Rodriguez Brandon Kintzler Will Smith

Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez could notch a save on Wednesday against the Reds. More Updated July 22 at 8:42 p.m. ET

Cardinals Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Trevor Rosenthal Pat Neshek Jason Motte

Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal could earn a save Tuesday vs. the Rays. More Updated July 21 at 10:35 p.m. ET

Indians Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Cody Allen Bryan Shaw John Axford

Indians right-hander Cody Allen entered the 2014 All-Star break with 12 saves, a 3-2 record, a 2.16 ERA, a 1.06 WHIP and 55 strikeouts in 41 2/3 innings. More Updated July 16 at 12:30 a.m. ET

Mariners Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Fernando Rodney Danny Farquhar Yoervis Medina

Mariners closer Fernando Rodney earned a save after tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Orioles on Saturday. More Updated July 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET

Marlins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Steve Cishek Bryan Morris A.J. Ramos

Marlins closer Steve Cishek struck out one in a 1-2-3 ninth inning against the Giants on Sunday to earn his 21st save. More Updated July 20 at 4:11 p.m. ET

Orioles Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Zach Britton Darren O'Day Tommy Hunter

Orioles left-hander Zach Britton entered the 2014 All-Star break with 15 saves, a 3-1 record, a 1.30 ERA, a 0.91 WHIP and 38 strikeouts in 48 1/3 innings. More Updated July 15 at 1:02 a.m. ET

Padres Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Joaquin Benoit Kevin Quackenbush Dale Thayer

Padres right-hander Joaquin Benoit earned the win after striking out one in a perfect inning vs. the Mets on Sunday. More Updated July 20 at 11:18 p.m. ET

Phillies Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jonathan Papelbon Ken Giles Jake Diekman

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon earned a save after pitching a scoreless ninth inning against the D-backs on Sunday. More Updated July 27 at 5:55 p.m. ET

Pirates Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Mark Melancon Tony Watson Ernesto Frieri

Pirates closer Mark Melancon earned a save after throwing a scoreless ninth inning against the Rockies on Friday. More Updated July 19 at 12:22 a.m. ET

Rockies Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
LaTroy Hawkins Rex Brothers Adam Ottavino

Rockies right-hander LaTroy Hawkins entered the 2014 All-Star break with 17 saves, a 2-2 record, a 2.45 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP and 14 strikeouts in 33 innings. More Updated July 16 at 10:46 p.m. ET

Tigers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Joe Nathan Joakim Soria Joba Chamberlain

Tigers closer Joe Nathan earned a save after striking out the side in a perfect inning against the Angels on Thursday. More Updated July 25 at 1:48 a.m. ET

Twins Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Glen Perkins Jared Burton Casey Fien

Twins closer Glen Perkins picked up a save after tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the White Sox on Sunday. More Updated July 27 at 5:43 p.m. ET

Uncertain Situations

Cubs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Hector Rondon Neil Ramirez Pedro Strop

Cubs right-hander Hector Rondon finished the first half of the 2014 regular season with 11 saves, a 2-3 record, a 3.93 ERA, a 1.40 WHIP and 39 strikeouts in 34 1/3 innings. More Updated July 15 at 9:39 p.m. ET

D-backs Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Addison Reed Brad Ziegler Oliver Perez

D-backs right-hander Addison Reed entered the 2014 All-Star break with 21 saves, a 1-5 record, a 4.30 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP and 42 strikeouts in 37 2/3 innings. More Updated July 16 at 9:32 p.m. ET

Giants Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Santiago Casilla Sergio Romo Jeremy Affeldt

Giants closer Santiago Casilla could find himself in a save situation against the Pirates on Monday. More Updated July 27 at 8:02 p.m. ET

Mets Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jenrry Mejia Jeurys Familia Vic Black

Mets closer Jenrry Mejia picked up a save after tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Brewers on Sunday. More Updated July 27 at 6:21 p.m. ET

Rangers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Neftali Feliz Neal Cotts Shawn Tolleson

Rangers closer Neftali Feliz could earn a save against the Yankees on Monday. More Updated July 27 at 6:25 p.m. ET

Rays (Closer committee) Closer committee Closer committee Closer Notes
Jake McGee Brad Boxberger Grant Balfour

Rays reliever Jake McGee earned a save after tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Red Sox on Saturday. More Updated July 26 at 10:44 p.m. ET

White Sox Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Jake Petricka Zach Putnam (DL) Ronald Belisario

White Sox right-hander Jake Petricka earned the save after striking out two in a perfect inning against the Twins on Thursday. More Updated July 25 at 12:24 a.m. ET

Injured Closers