Fantasy Baseball Bullpen Report: July 11
Steve Pimental goes around the league, highlighting bullpens of note and potential closers to add to your fantasy baseball rosters.
One of the main themes we’ve hit on over the last month or so in the Bullpen Report is closers changing teams. For the most part, that has meant looking at situations where the current closer might lose his job, like Atlanta or Boston. As much as I think Nathan Eovaldi can succeed as a closer, I’m not convinced the Red Sox will stick with him past the trade deadline.
Whenever these teams trade for a closer, that closer’s fantasy value is unlikely to change much. Perhaps he winds up in a worse ballpark or maybe he lands on a better team that will give him more save opportunities, but in general, not a whole lot will change. If you’ve ridden Will Smith to this point, you almost certainly will when he is a Brave, as well.
That being said, a Will Smith trade could be huge for your fantasy league, because it could open up save opportunities for someone else. With that in mind, let’s look at some closers who have a chance to be moved before the trade deadline, with an eye on who...