Fantasy Baseball Closer Report (September 20): Opportunities For Saves As Championship Week Wraps Up

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This is the last Closer Report of the 2021 fantasy baseball season. It should not be any surprise that in the twilight of the MLB season, closer roles are still in flux. Thank you for your time and eyeballs. 

Locked In 

Cole Sulser – Baltimore Orioles 

Sulser has taken back the closer role after being the best of a bad bunch. 

Liam Hendriks – Chicago White Sox 

Emmanuel Clase – Cleveland Indians 

Ryan Pressly – Houston Astros 

Scott Barlow – Kansas City Royals 

Raisel Iglesias – Anaheim Angels 

Alex Colome – Minnesota Twins 

Aroldis Chapman – New York Yankees 

Joe Barlow – Texas Rangers 

Jordan Romano – Toronto Blue Jays 

Tyler Clippard – Arizona Diamondbacks 

Will Smith – Atlanta Braves 

Carlos Estevez – Colorado Rockies 

Kenley Jansen – Los Angeles Dodgers 

Dylan Floro – Miami Marlins 

Josh Hader – Milwaukee Brewers 

Edwin Diaz – New York Mets 

Ian Kennedy – Philadelphia Phillies 

Mark Melancon – San Diego Padres 

Giovanny Gallegos – St. Louis Cardinals 

Kyle Finnegan – Washington Nationals 

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Closer Committees 

Matt Barnes, Adam Ottavino, and Garrett Richards – Boston Red Sox 

Note that Barnes is returning from COVID-19. His illness and shaky outings prior to the diagnosis has led to a fluid bullpen situation. 

Rowan Wick and Codi Heuer – Chicago Cubs 

Both have closer stuff, but Heuer’s upside is higher. 

Andrew Chafin and Lou Trivino – Oakland Athletics 

Paul Sewald, Drew Steckenrider, and Diego Castillo – Seattle Mariners 

Pete Fairbanks and David Robertson – Tampa Bay Rays 

Andrew Kittredge landed on the IL with neck stiffness, so hopefully these two close out the season. 

Mychal Givens, Lucas Sims, and Michael Lorenzen – Cincinnati Reds 

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Injury Opportunities 

Michael Fulmer – Detroit Tigers 

Unfortunately, Gregory Soto is done for the season (fractured finger). Fulmer is 10-for-14 in save opportunities. 

Chris Stratton – Pittsburgh Pirates 

Tyler Rogers and Tony Watson – San Francisco Giants 

The Giants are going with one pitcher from each handedness while Jake McGee is on the IL. 

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