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 2024 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 5/16/24

TeamStabilityCloserSetup ManSleeperInjured/Suspended
Cleveland GuardiansEliteEmmanuel ClaseScott BarlowHunter GaddisTrevor Stephan
New York YankeesEliteClay HolmesIan HamiltonVictor Gonzalez 
San Diego PadresEliteRobert SuarezWandy PeraltaYuki Matsui 
St. Louis CardinalsEliteRyan HelsleyJoJo RomeroAndrew KittredgeGiovanny Gallegos
Washington NationalsEliteKyle FinneganHunter HarveyDylan Floro 
New York MetsStableEdwin DiazAdam OttavinoJorge LopezBrooks Raley
San Francisco GiantsStableCamilo DovalTyler RogersTaylor Rogers 
Houston AstrosStableJosh HaderRyan PresslyBryan Abreu 
Pittsburgh PiratesStableDavid BednarAroldis ChapmanColin Holderman 
Atlanta BravesStableRaisel IglesiasA.J. MinterJoe Jimenez 
Cincinnati RedsStableAlexis DiazEmilio PaganFernando Cruz 
Los Angeles AngelsStableCarlos EstevezMatt MooreLuis Garcia 
Miami MarlinsStableTanner ScottA.J. PukCalvin Faucher 
Boston Red SoxStableKenley JansenChris MartinJustin Slaten 
Toronto Blue JaysStableJordan RomanoErik SwansonYimi Garcia 
Kansas City RoyalsStableJames McArthurJohn SchreiberChris Stratton 
Arizona DiamondbacksStablePaul SewaldKevin GinkelRyan Thompson 
Detroit TigersStableJason FoleyAndrew ChafinAlex Lange 
Oakland A'sStableMason MillerLucas ErcegAustin Adams 
Minnesota TwinsStableJhoan DuranGriffin JaxCaleb Thielbar 
Tampa Bay RaysStablePete FairbanksJason AdamGarrett CleavingerColin Poche
Chicago CubsStableHector NerisMark Leiter Jr.Colten BrewerAdbert Alzolay
Seattle MarinersStableAndres MunozRyne StanekGabe SpeierGregory Santos
Los Angeles DodgersFluidDaniel HudsonBlake TreinenAlex VesiaEvan Phillips/Brusdar Graterol
Baltimore OriolesFluidCraig KimbrelYennier CanoDanny Coulombe 
Philadelphia PhilliesFluidJose AlvaradoJeff HoffmanGregory Soto 
Texas RangersFluidKirby YatesDavid RobertsonJose Leclerc 
Milwaukee BrewersFluidJoel PayampsTrevor MegillHoby MilnerDevin Williams
Colorado RockiesFluidJalen BeeksJustin LawrenceTyler Kinley 
Chicago White SoxFluidMichael KopechJordan LeasureJohn Brebbia