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Saves are an important component for many fantasy baseball leagues. Closers are one of the most volatile positions in fantasy baseball, and one of the highest turnover positions in MLB. Each year, closers drop like flies and many MLB teams make in-season changes due to injuries or poor performance. Stay on top of all closer depth charts for the AL and NL, and dominate in saves this year.

We will be updating the MLB Closers & Saves Depth Charts every day, all season long. Be sure to also check out these quick-hit notes from @DavidMarcillo77 looking at the biggest offseason bullpen news from around MLB:

  • There are still some significant changes to come to these depth charts once the remaining free agents sign. Some guys currently not on teams that could potentially (with a few that certainly will) step into a closer's role include: Craig Kimbrel, Cody Allen, Greg Holland, Brad Brach, Brad Boxberger, Tyler Clippard, Bud Norris, Ryan Madson, Adam Ottavino, A.J. Ramos, and Hunter Strickland.
  • A few teams, such as the Seattle Mariners, will have an all-out bullpen battle in spring training to determine who will get the ninth inning once the season begins. It could end up that someone takes the reins and wins the closer's role outright, or there may be a season-long committee situation on our hands.
  • Prediction: the current Red Sox depth chart will change before Opening Day.
  • The Phillies signed David Robertson, a reliever who certainly could be an elite closer in the right situation, but his new manager Gabe Kapler has already said that his team will not be employing a traditional ninth inning closer. The Phillies will mix and match given individual game situations. A stack of Seranthony Dominguez and David Robertson would be a force to be reckoned with in fantasy, but would take two roster spots as opposed to a usual closer's one.

-David A Marcillo

 

Check out even more articles on closers, setup men, and bullpen updates here:

 

AL EAST: 2019 Fantasy Baseball Closers & Saves

RotoBaller Stability Rating Team Name Current Closer Backup / Handcuff More Holds  Candidates Immediate Waiver Add
Solid Yankees Aroldis Chapman Dellin Betances, Zach Britton Chad Green, Tommy Kahnle N/A
Volatile Red Sox Matt Barnes ? Marco Hernandez, Ryan Brasier, Tyler Thornburg Brandon Workman N/A
Solid Blue Jays Ken Giles Ryan Tepera, Danny Barnes N/A
Solid Orioles Mychal Givens Paul Fry Miguel Castro, Richard Bleier N/A
Questionable Rays Jose Alvarado Chaz Roe Ryne Stanek N/A

 

AL CENTRAL: 2019 Fantasy Baseball Closers & Saves

RotoBaller Stability Rating Team Name Current Closer Backup / Handcuff More Holds
Candidates
Immediate Waiver Add
Questionable Tigers Shane Greene Joe Jimenez Blaine Hardy, Daniel Stumpf N/A
Solid White Sox Alex Colome Kelvin Herrera Nate Jones, Jace Fry N/A
Solid Indians Brad Hand Adam Cimber Dan Otero, Neil Ramirez N/A
Solid Royals Wily Peralta Kevin McCarthy Tim Hill N/A
Questionable Twins Trevor Hildenberger Addison Reed Trevor May, Taylor Rogers N/A

 

AL WEST: 2019 Fantasy Baseball Closers & Saves

RotoBaller Stability Rating Team Name Current Closer Backup / Handcuff More Holds
Candidates
Immediate Waiver Add
Solid Rangers Jose Leclerc Jesse Chavez Chris Martin, Nick Gardewine N/A
Questionable Angels Cody Allen Ty Buttrey, Justin Anderson  Cam Bedrosian, Noe Ramirez N/A
Solid Athletics Blake Treinen Joakim Soria Ryan Buchter, Fernando Rodney N/A
Solid Astros Roberto Osuna Hector Rondon, Ryan Pressly Chris Devenski, Brad Peacock N/A
Volatile Mariners Anthony Swarzak Shawn Armstrong, Chasen Bradford Roenis Elias, Nick Rumbelow N/A

 

NL EAST: 2019 Fantasy Baseball Closers & Saves

RotoBaller Stability Rating Team Name Current Closer Backup / Handcuff More Holds
Candidates
Immediate Waiver Add
Questionable Braves Arodys Vizcaino A.J. Minter, Darren O'Day Jonny Venters, Dan Winkler N/A
Questionable Marlins Drew Steckenrider Adam Conley, Tayron Guerrero Nick Wittgren N/A
Solid Mets Edwin Diaz Jeurys Familia Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Paul Sewald N/A
Committee Phillies Seranthony Dominguez, David Robertson Tommy Hunter Hector Neris, Pat Neshek N/A
Solid Nationals Sean Doolittle Kyle Barraclough, Trevor Rosenthal Justin Miller, Koda Glover N/A

 

NL CENTRAL: 2019 Fantasy Baseball Closers & Saves

RotoBaller Stability Rating Team Name Current Closer Backup / Handcuff More Holds
Candidates
Immediate Waiver Add
Volatile Cubs Pedro Strop Brandon Morrow, Steve Cishek Carl Edwards Jr., Brandon Kintzler N/A
Solid Reds Raisel Iglesias Jared HughesMichael Lorenzen David HernandezAmir Garrett N/A
Solid Brewers Corey Knebel Josh Hader, Jeremy Jeffress Alex Claudio N/A
Solid Pirates Felipe Vazquez Keone Kela Kyle Crick N/A
Questionable Cardinals Jordan Hicks Andrew Miller Luke Gregerson, Brett Cecil N/A

 

NL West: 2019 Fantasy Baseball Closers & Saves

RotoBaller Stability Rating Team Name Current Closer Backup / Handcuff More Holds
Candidates
Immediate Waiver Add
Volatile Diamondbacks Archie Bradley Yoshihisa Hirano Matt KochAndrew Chafin N/A
Solid Rockies Wade Davis Jake McGee, Seung Hwan Oh Bryan Shaw, Scott Oberg N/A
Solid Dodgers Kenley Jansen Joe Kelly Scott Alexander, J.T. Chargois N/A
Solid Padres Kirby Yates Craig Stammen Phil Maton, Matt Strahm N/A
Committee Giants Will SmithMark Melancon Tony Watson Sam Dyson N/A