Fantasy baseball closers – is there a more polarizing and frustrating position in the fantasy game? This is why Fantasy Alarm has been providing you with the Fantasy Baseball Closer Grid for well over a decade and why so many people bookmark this page once they arrive.  What is the Closer Grid? It's very simple. It’s a one-stop shop for all your fantasy baseball relief pitcher/closer needs. Not only do we list the closer for every MLB team, but we also go another two-deep into the bullpen to let you know who should be next in line to accrue saves for your fantasy baseball lineups. There are always MLB relief pitchers out there who could be rising up the fantasy baseball rankings and in our 2023 fantasy baseball projections as well. It's also important to know the bullpen depth chart for each MLB team, especially when you're dealing with players on the MLB injury report, looking for fantasy baseball waiver wire targets, or keeping an eye on MLB top prospects. Sometimes the heir-apparent is an obvious one, but in many cases, it is not when it comes to saves and holds. We look for things like skill set, contact rates, pitch command, pitch mix, how many lefties are in the bullpen, who has worked as a closer before, who has experience in high-leverage situations, and most of all, job security. Be sure to also check out the MLB player news to find the latest updates on MLB bullpen situations.



GREEN will be those with strong talent, abundant opportunities, and a high level of job security. The tier below will be in YELLOW followed by ORANGE and lastly RED to indicate who may have the job right now but could lose it with one bad hiccup.

Updated: 9.26.23

TeamStabilityCloserSetup ManSleeperInjured/Suspended
Cleveland GuardiansEliteEmmanuel ClaseTrevor StephanReynaldo Lopez 
Milwaukee BrewersEliteDevin WilliamsJoel PayampsHoby Milner 
Houston AstrosEliteRyan PresslyBryan AbreuHector Neris 
San Diego PadresEliteJosh HaderRobert SuarezScott Barlow 
Pittsburgh PiratesEliteDavid BednarCarmen MlodzinskiRyan Borucki 
San Francisco GiantsEliteCamilo DovalTyler RogersTaylor Rogers 
Cincinnati RedsEliteAlexis DiazDerek LawIan Gibaut 
Toronto Blue JaysEliteJordan RomanoJordan HicksErik Swanson 
Los Angeles AngelsStableCarlos EstevezJimmy HergetBen Joyce 
Minnesota TwinsStableJhoan DuranGriffin JaxEmilio Pagan 
Atlanta BravesStableRaisel IglesiasA.J. MinterKirby Yates 
Washington NationalsStableKyle FinneganHunter HarveyJordan Weems 
Tampa Bay RaysStablePete FairbanksColin PocheRobert StephensonJason Adam
Philadelphia PhilliesStableCraig KimbrelJose AlvaradoGregory Soto 
Oakland A'sStableTrevor MayDany JimenezLucas Erceg 
New York YankeesStableClay HolmesIan HamiltonNick RamirezWandy Peralta/Tommy Kahnle/Jonathan Loaisiga
Seattle MarinersStableAndres MunozMatt BrashJustin Topa 
Los Angeles DodgersStableEvan PhillipsBrusdar GraterolCaleb Ferguson 
Arizona DiamondbacksStablePaul SewaldKevin GinkelMiguel Castro 
Baltimore OriolesStableYennier CanoDanny CoulombeShintaro FujinamiFelix Bautista
St. Louis CardinalsStableRyan HelsleyJohn KingAndre PallanteGiovanny Gallegos/JoJo Romero
Miami MarlinsStableTanner ScottAndrew NardiAJ Puk 
Boston Red SoxStableKenley JansenChris MartinJohn Winckowski 
Chicago CubsFluidJulian MerryweatherMark Leiter Jr.Drew SmylyAlbert Alzolay/Michael Fulmer
Texas RangersFluidJose LeclercAroldis ChapmanWill Smith 
Detroit TigersFluidAlex LangeJason FoleyTyler Holton 
Kansas City RoyalsFluidJames McArthurTaylor ClarkeCarlos Hernandez 
New York MetsFluidAdam OttavinoBrooks RaleyDrew Smith 
Chicago White SoxFluidBryan ShawAaron BummerGarrett CrochetLiam Hendriks
Colorado RockiesFluidJustin LawrenceTyler KinleyMatt Koch 

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