Promotion Banner

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

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

Adam Hunger/Getty Images. Pictured: Cole Sulser

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 

The must-have app for MLB bettors

The best MLB betting scoreboard

Free picks from proven pros

Live win probabilities for your bets

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 

Get Your First Deposit Matched Up to $100!

Sign up and deposit up to $100

Your deposit will be fully matched

New users only

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. 

Next Man Up Adds 

  • Bryan Shaw (CLE) 
  • Daniel Hudson (SD) 
  • Kendall Graveman (HOU) 
  • Caleb Thielbar (MIN) 
  • Tim Mayza (TOR) 
  • Tyler Wells (BAL) 
  • Anthony Bass (MIA) 
  • Luke Jackson (ATL) 
  • Jake Brentz (KC) 
  • Spencer Patton (TEX) 
  • Kyle Funkhouser (DET)
Limited Time: Get 45% Off PRO

Lineup builder and optimizer

Real-time DFS models

Data-driven analysis & tutorials

How would you rate this article?

This site contains commercial content. We may be compensated for the links provided on this page. The content on this page is for informational purposes only. Action Network makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the information given or the outcome of any game or event.