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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 could register a save on Wednesday against the Rockies. More Updated July 22 at 9:10 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 and pick up a strikeout or two on Sunday vs. the Royals. More Updated July 19 at 9:47 p.m. ET

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

The right hamstring of Reds closer Aroldis Chapman was clearly bothering him at the All-Star Game on Tuesday, however, it was not enough of an issue that the club was re-thinking the left-hander's availability vs. the Yankees as the second half began. More Updated July 18 at 11:59 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 record a save with a few strikeouts against the Rangers on Thursday. More Updated July 23 at 5:42 p.m. ET

Stable Situations

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

The Angels acquired closer Huston Street and a prospect from the Padres for four Minor Leaguers on Friday night, potentially ending Los Angeles' search for relievers less than two weeks before the non-waiver Trade Deadline. More Updated July 19 at 12:17 p.m. ET

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

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

Left-hander Aaron Loup notched his third save Saturday against the Rangers after firing a scoreless ninth inning with no hits, one walk and no strikeouts. More Updated July 19 at 6:02 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 lost and blew the save after allowing two runs on three hits and three walks with one strikeout in 1 1/3 innings against the Angels on Sunday. More Updated July 20 at 10:14 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 entered the 2014 All-Star break with 22 saves, a 2-1 record, a 1.21 ERA, a 0.86 WHIP and 33 strikeouts in 37 1/3 innings. More Updated July 15 at 1:32 a.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

Rangers Next in Line Saves Sleeper Closer Notes
Joakim Soria Neftali Feliz Neal Cotts

Rangers closer Joakim Soria could tally a save with a few strikeouts against the Yankees on Wednesday. More Updated July 22 at 9:19 p.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 Joba Chamberlain Joel Hanrahan (DL)

Tigers right-hander Joe Nathan entered the 2014 All-Star break with 19 saves, a 4-2 record, a 5.61 ERA, a 1.52 WHIP and 35 strikeouts in 33 2/3 innings. More Updated July 16 at 1:38 a.m. ET

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

Twins closer Glen Perkins allowed one hit and fanned two in a scoreless ninth inning to earn a save against the Indians on Wednesday. More Updated July 23 at 5:16 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 right-hander Santiago Casilla entered the 2014 All-Star break with four saves, a 1-1 record, a 1.02 ERA, a 0.79 WHIP and 27 strikeouts in 35 1/3 innings. More Updated July 17 at 3:32 a.m. ET

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

Mets right-hander Jenrry Mejia finished the first half of the 2014 regular season with 10 saves, a 5-3 record, a 3.92 ERA, a 1.48 WHIP and 65 strikeouts in 64 1/3 innings. More Updated July 15 at 12:16 a.m. ET

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

Rays left-hander Jake McGee finished the first half of the 2014 regular season with seven saves, a 3-0 record, a 1.52 ERA, a 0.87 WHIP and 50 strikeouts in 41 1/3 innings. More Updated July 15 at 1:17 a.m. ET

White Sox (Closer Committee) Closer Committee Closer Committee Closer Notes
Zach Putnam Jake Petricka Ronald Belisario

White Sox reliever Zach Putnam nailed down a save after fanning the only batter he faced Saturday against the Astros. More Updated July 19 at 11:54 p.m. ET

Injured Closers