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 2/5/24

TeamStabilityCloserSetup ManSleeperInjured/Suspended
New York MetsEliteEdwin DiazBrooks RaleyDrew Smith 
Cleveland GuardiansEliteEmmanuel ClaseScott BarlowTrevor Stephan 
Milwaukee BrewersEliteDevin WilliamsJoel PayampsTrevor Megill 
Houston AstrosEliteJosh HaderRyan PresslyBryan Abreu 
Pittsburgh PiratesEliteDavid BednarColin HoldermanAroldis Chapman 
San Francisco GiantsEliteCamilo DovalTyler RogersTaylor Rogers 
Cincinnati RedsEliteAlexis DiazEmilio PaganIan Gibaut 
Toronto Blue JaysEliteJordan RomanoErik SwansonYimi Garcia 
Atlanta BravesEliteRaisel IglesiasA.J. MinterJoe Jimenez 
Los Angeles AngelsStableCarlos EstevezRobert StephensonBen Joyce 
Minnesota TwinsStableJhoan DuranGriffin JaxCaleb Thielbar 
Washington NationalsStableKyle FinneganHunter HarveyTanner Rainey 
Tampa Bay RaysStablePete FairbanksJason AdamColin Poche 
New York YankeesStableClay HolmesJonathan LoaisigaTommy Kahnle 
Seattle MarinersStableAndres MunozMatt BrashGregory Santos 
Los Angeles DodgersStableEvan PhillipsBrusdar GraterolCaleb Ferguson 
Arizona DiamondbacksStablePaul SewaldKevin GinkelMiguel Castro 
Baltimore OriolesStableCraig KimbrelYennier CanoDanny Coulombe 
St. Louis CardinalsStableRyan HelsleyGiovanny GallegosJoJo Romero 
Miami MarlinsStableTanner ScottAndrew NardiAnthony Bender 
Boston Red SoxStableKenley JansenChris MartinJohn Winckowski 
San Diego PadresFluidRobert SuarezYuki MatsuiWoo Suk Go 
Philadelphia PhilliesFluidJose AlvaradoGregory SotoOrion Kerkering 
Chicago CubsFluidAdbert AlzolayHector NerisJulian Merryweather 
Texas RangersFluidJose LeclercKirby YatesDavid Robertson 
Detroit TigersFluidAlex LangeJason FoleyWill Vest 
Kansas City RoyalsFluidWill SmithJames McArthurNick Anderson 
Colorado RockiesFluidJustin LawrenceTyler KinleyDaniel Bard 
Chicago White SoxVolatileJohn BrebbiaJimmy LambertPrelander Berroa 
Oakland A'sVolatileDany JimenezLucas ErcegMason Miller