MLB Closer Report: Francisco Rodriguez, Aroldis Chapman, Joakim Soria, More |

MLB Closer Report: Francisco Rodriguez, Aroldis Chapman, Joakim Soria, More

Each and every week FFLockerRoom will be here to update you on what might be going on in the bullpens around Major League Baseball. This report could potentially highlight closers on their last legs (and therefore ones you may want to sell quickly) as well as recognizing the set up men that might be on the verge of taking over the role (and therefore should be scooped up if on the waiver wire). These players will have an impact on most 2014 Fantasy Baseball rosters and transactions can make or break your season. Utilizing this list along with the FFLockerRoom 2014 Fantasy Baseball Rankings will help you in determining if you’re good to go in the bullpen or if it might be time to make a move.


Craig Kimbrel, ATL

Kenley Jansen, LAD

Greg Holland, KC

Koji Uehara, BOS

No changes in this tier. Kimbrel is back to dominating opponents with three straight scoreless one inning saves where he struck out two batters in each. He’s walked a batter in four of his last five so that’s a bit concerning. Kimbrel owners might want to roster David Carpenter as he’s struck out 13 in 10.1 innings and would likely be the fill-in closer should something happen to Kimbrel (ie the shoulder flare up again). Jansen is a beast with 10 saves and after a somewhat rocky start to the season, hasn’t given up a run since April 17th, striking out 9 over 5.1 innings. Brian Wilson isn’t a threat. Holland still has great numbers in spite of the run he gave up on the 27th. I hate when managers use a closer in a blowout, especially when they just pitched two days ago. With a 16/2 strikeout to walk ratio in 10 innings he’s the man. Uehara is 6 for 6 in save chances so you’d like to see more opportunities come his way but a 17/1 strikeout to walk ratio in 9.2 innings is outrageous.

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