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, 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, the ADP charts from fantasy baseball mock drafts 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. Some of these lesser-known names could end up as fantasy baseball sleepers should they start to accrue saves or if your league scores for holds. Sometimes the heir-apparent is an obvious one, but in many cases, it is not. 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 Relief Pitcher section in our free Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide as well as 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: 3.24.23

TeamStabilityCloserSetup ManSleeperInjured/Suspended
Cleveland GuardiansEliteEmmanuel ClaseJames KarinchakTrevor Stephan 
Toronto Blue JaysEliteJordan RomanoErik SwansonYimi Garcia 
Milwaukee BrewersEliteDevin WilliamsMatt BushPete Strzelecki 
Houston AstrosEliteRyan PresslyRafael MonteroHector Neris 
Boston Red SoxEliteKenley JansenChris MartinJohn Schreiber 
Colorado RockiesStableDaniel BardDinelson LametPierce Johnson 
New York MetsStableDavid RobertsonAdam OttavinoBrooks Raley 
Baltimore OriolesStableFelix BautistaCionel PerezMychal GivensDillon Tate
San Francisco GiantsStableCamilo DovalTaylor RogersJohn BrebbiaLuke Jackson
Miami MarlinsStableDylan FloroTanner ScottA.J. Puk 
St. Louis CardinalsStableRyan HelsleyGiovanny GallegosJordan Hicks 
Pittsburgh PiratesStableDavid BednarWil CroweYerry De Los SantosRobert Stephenson
San Diego PadresStableJosh HaderRobert SuarezLuis Garcia 
New York YankeesStableClay HolmesJonathan LoaisigaMichael KingLou Trivino
Atlanta BravesFluidA. J. MinterJoe JimenezCollin McHughRaisel Iglesias
Washington NationalsFluidKyle FinneganHunter HarveyCarl Edwards Jr. 
Chicago White SoxFluidKendall GravemanAaron BummerReynaldo LopezLiam Hendriks
Minnesota TwinsFluidJhoan DuranJorge LopezGriffin Jax 
Philadelphia PhilliesFluidCraig KimbrelSeranthony DominguezGregory Soto 
Texas RangersFluidJose LeclercJonathan HernandezJoe Barlow 
Seattle MarinersFluidPaul SewaldAndres MunozDiego Castillo 
Kansas City RoyalsFluidScott BarlowDylan ColemanAroldis Chapman 
Chicago CubsVolatileMichael FulmerBrad BoxbergerBrandon Hughes 
Detroit TigersVolatileAlex LangeJose CisneroWill Vest 
Arizona DiamondbacksVolatileKevin GinkelMiguel CastroAndrew Chafin 
Los Angeles AngelsVolatileCarlos EstevezJimmy HergetRyan Tepera 
Oakland A'sVolatileDomingo AcevedoZach JacksonTrevor May 
Los Angeles DodgersVolatileEvan PhillipsBrusdal GraterolAlex VesiaDaniel Hudson
Tampa Bay RaysVolatilePete FairbanksJason AdamColin Poche 
Cincinnati RedsVolatileAlexis DiazReiver SanmartinBuck FarmerLucas Sims/Tejay Antone

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