MLB: Closer Depth Chart 2019

MLB Closer Depth Chart 2019
•Based on RR’s Opening Day projection
•*Left-Handed pitcher
•”Outside The Box”: Pitchers expected to be starters in 2019, but identified by RR as a potential impact reliever if given the opportunity.

[Related: Roster Resource’s Projected Saves 2019]

NameTeamProjected CloserNext In Line (1)Next In Line (2)SleeperOutside The BoxInjuredNotes
XBALMychal GivensRichard Bleier*Paul Fry*Tanner Scott*Andrew Cashner•The closer's job is Givens' to lose; the hard-throwing Scott struggled at times as a rookie, but missed bats a high rate (12.8 K/9); Cashner hasn't pitched out of the 'pen since 2012. If he's less-than-adequate as a starter in '19, the O's could move him into a late-inning role and hope for immediate success and an increase in value before the trade deadline.
XBOSMatt Barnes/Ryan BrasierTyler ThornburgSteven WrightNathan Eovaldi
XNYYA. Chapman*Zack Britton*Dellin BetancesAdam Ottavinon/a
XTBJose Alvarado*Diego CastilloChaz RoeRyne StanekJose De Leon
XTORKen GilesRyan TeperaTim Mayza*David PaulinoAaron SanchezDavid Phelps
XCWSKelvin HerreraAlex ColomeNate JonesIan Hamiltonn/a
XCLEBrad Hand*Neil RamirezJon EdwardsDanny SalazarJefry Rodriguez
XDETShane GreeneJoe JimenezBuck FarmerDrew VerHagenDaniel Norris*
XKCBrad Boxberger/Wily PeraltaKevin McCarthyJosh StaumontBrad Keller
XMINTrevor May/Blake ParkerTaylor Rogers*F. RomeroKyle Gibson
XHOURoberto OsunaHector RondonRyan PresslyCollin McHughJosh James
XLAACody AllenTy ButtreyHansel RoblesJustin Anderson

n/a

Keynan Middleton
XOAKBlake TreinenJoakim SoriaF. RodneyLou Trivinon/a
XSEAHu. StricklandA. SwarzakSh. ArmstrongWyatt MillsJustin DunnSam Tuivailala
XTEXJose LeclercJesse ChavezShawn KelleyChris MartinMike Minor*
XATLArodys Vizcaino/A.J. Minter*Darren O'DayChad SobotkaLuiz Gohara*
XMIADrew Steckenrider/Sergio RomoAdam Conley*Tayron GuerreroSandy Alcantara
XNYMEdwin DiazJeurys FamiliaR. GsellmanSeth Lugon/a
XPHISer. Dominguez/David RobertsonTommy HunterVictor AranoVince Velasquez
XWSHSean Doolittle*T. RosenthalK. BarracloughJustin Millern/a
XCHCPedro StropSteve CishekBrad BrachCarl Edwards Jr.Michael RuckerBrandon Morrow
XCINRaisel IglesiasJared HughesD. HernandezAmir Garrett*R. Stephenson
XMILCorey Knebel/Jeremy Jeffress/Josh Hader*Corbin Burnesn/a
XPITFelipe Vazquez*Keone KelaR. RodriguezKyle CrickJoe Musgrove
XSTLJordan HicksAndrew Miller*Dakota HudsonDominic LeoneAlex Reyes
XARZArchie BradleyGreg HollandY. HiranoYoan LopezTaylor Widener
XCOLWade DavisSeung Hwan OhScott ObergD.J. JohnsonYency Almonte
XLADKenley JansenJoe KellyPedro BaezDylan FloroJulio Urias*
XSDKirby YatesJose Castillo*Trey WingenterRobert StockMiguel Diaz
XSFWill Smith*/Mark MelanconSam DysonReyes MorontaTravis Bergen*

 

MLB Late-Inning Relievers 2019
•*Age on March 28, 2019
•Sv ’19*: RR’s projected save totals for 2019

Roster Resource’s Projected Saves 2019

NameTeamAgeThrHow AcquiredHAPower Rank '18Sv '19*Sv '18K/9 '18FBv '18Hard Contact % '18Projected RoleInjury UpdateService TimeLeague
Edwin DiazNYM25.0RTrade (SEA) Dec'18T1445715.397.329%3/22/942.121CLX
Craig KimbrelFA30.8RTrade (SD) Nov'15T3424213.997.127%5/28/888.066CLX
Kenley JansenLAD31.5RAmateur FA (CUR) Nov'04HG9403810.492.333%9/30/878.073CLX
Wade DavisCOL33.6RFree Agent (CHC) Dec'17FA7384310.893.834%9/7/859.032CLX
Roberto OsunaHOU24.1RTrade (TOR) Jul'18T4038217.695.234%2/7/953.097CLX
Blake TreinenOAK30.7RTrade (WSH) Jul'17T2383811.297.429%6/30/884.065CLX
Jose LeclercTEX25.3RAmateur FA (DOM) Dec'10HG15371213.495.326%12/19/932.041CLX
Brad HandCLE29.0LTrade (SD) Jul'18T5363213.393.632%3/20/905.092CLX
Felipe VazquezPIT27.7LTrade (WSH) Jul'16T8363711.498.131%7/5/913.162CLX
Raisel IglesiasCIN29.2RInt'l FA (Cuba) Jun'14FA17353010.095.235%1/4/903.154CLX
Aroldis ChapmanNYY31.1LFree Agent (CHC) Dec'16FA6353216.498.935%2/28/888.009CLX
Sean DoolittleWSH32.5LTrade (OAK) Jul'17T11342512.093.930%9/26/866.122CLX
Kirby YatesSD32.0RWaivers (LAA) Apr'17W13331212.994.036%3/25/874.021CLX
Kelvin HerreraCWS29.2RFree Agent (WSH) Jan'19FA7432177.896.531%12/31/896.157CLX
Ken GilesTOR28.5RTrade (HOU) Jul'18T2732269.597.331%9/20/904.113CLX
Archie BradleyARZ26.6RDrafted 1st Rd (7) '11HG383139.595.640%8/10/923.112CLX
Cody AllenLAA30.3RFree Agent (CLE) Jan'19FA23302710.793.538%11/20/886.076CLX
Jose AlvaradoTB23.9LAmateur FA (VEN) Mar'12HG1430811.397.437%5/21/951.093CLX
Mychal GivensBAL28.9RDrafted 2nd Rd (54) '09HG542899.395.126%5/13/903.069CLX
Matt BarnesBOS28.8RDrafted 1st Rd (19) '11HG3728014.196.629%6/17/903.110CLX
Jordan HicksSTL22.6RDrafted 3rd Rd (105) '15HG712868.2100.528%9/6/961.000CLX
Seranthony DominguezPHI24.3RAmateur FA (DOM) May'12HG19271611.598.123%11/25/940.147CLX
Hunter StricklandSEA30.5RFree Agent (SF) Jan'19FA12824147.494.942%9/24/883.163CLX
Shane GreeneDET30.4RTrade (NYY) Dec'14T3124329.394.338%11/17/884.075CLX
Corey KnebelMIL27.3RTrade (TEX) Jan'15T21231614.496.949%11/26/913.151CLX
Will SmithSF29.7LTrade (MIL) Aug'16T36221412.192.737%7/10/895.155CLX
Brandon MorrowCHC34.7RFree Agent (LAD) Dec'17FA4322229.297.544%7/26/8410.096DLX
Arodys VizcainoATL28.4RTrade (CHC) Nov'14T7021169.497.636%11/13/905.168CLX
Brad BoxbergerKC30.8RFree Agent (ARZ) Feb'19FA24213212.091.447%5/27/885.109CLX
Trevor MayMIN29.5RTrade (PHI) Dec'12T11420312.994.136%9/23/894.012CLX
A.J. MinterATL25.6LDrafted 2nd Rd (75) '15HG32181510.296.635%9/2/931.040CLX
Drew SteckenriderMIA28.2RDrafted 8th Rd '12HG6317510.494.729%1/10/911.094CLX
Mark MelanconSF34.0RFree Agent (WSH) Dec'16FA1841537.291.543%3/28/858.098SU8X
Pedro StropCHC33.8RTrade (BAL) Jul'13T5114138.795.130%6/13/857.156CLX
Josh HaderMIL25.0LTrade (HOU) Jul'15T4141215.994.539%4/7/941.115CLX
David RobertsonPHI34.0RFree Agent (NYY) Jan'19FA2814511.892.333%4/9/8510.070CLX
Sergio RomoMIA36.1RFree Agent (TB) Feb'19FA26142510.186.336%3/4/8310.097CLX
Joe JimenezDET24.2RNon-Drafted FA Jun'13HG4413311.395.640%1/17/951.077SU8X
Jeremy JeffressMIL31.5RTrade (TEX) Jul'17T12131510.595.337%9/21/875.104CLX
Wily PeraltaKC29.9RFree Agent (MIL) Dec'17FA9612149.296.244%5/8/895.049CLX
Blake ParkerMIN33.8RFree Agent (LAA) Dec'19FA6112149.592.238%6/19/854.036CLX
Andrew MillerSTL33.9LFree Agent (CLE) Dec'18FA12112211.993.141%5/21/8510.062SU8X
Ryan BrasierBOS31.6RFree Agent (JPN) Mar'18FA1261007.996.933%8/26/871.126CLX
Diego CastilloTB25.2RAmateur FA (DOM) Mar'14HG948010.497.041%1/18/940.118SU8X
Trevor RosenthalWSH28.8RFree Agent (STL) Oct'18FA8014/3 ('17)98.4 ('17)26% ('17)5/29/905.058SU8X
Ty ButtreyLAA26.0RTrade (BOS) Jul'18T1347411.296.031%3/31/930.046SU8X
Zack BrittonNYY31.3LTrade (BAL) Jul'18T118777.694.929%12/22/876.158SU7X
Ryan TeperaTOR31.4RDrafted 19th Rd '09HG68779.594.932%11/3/873.008SU8X
Greg HollandARZ33.3RFree Agent (WSH) Jan'19FA186739.293.032%3/8/847.028SU8X
Sam TuivailalaSEA26.4RTrade (STL) Jul'18T236607.395.234%10/19/922.082DLX
Steve CishekCHC32.8RFree Agent (TB) Dec'17FA356410.090.332%6/18/867.143SU7X
Alex ColomeCWS30.2RTrade (SEA) Nov'18T186129.595.130%12/31/884.118SU8X
A.J. RamosFA32.5RTrade (MIA) Jul'17T2276010.391.429%9/20/866.030TBDX
Keynan MiddletonLAA25.5RDrafted 3rd (95) Rd '13HG152668.496.138%9/12/931.150DLX
Seung hwan OhCOL36.7RTrade (TOR) Jul'18T475310.491.633%7/15/823.000SU8X
Bud NorrisFA34.1RFree Agent (LAA) Feb'18FA2552810.594.632%3/2/859.068TBDX
Dellin BetancesNYY31.0RDrafted 8th Rd '06HG165415.697.829%3/23/885.078SU8X
Keone KelaPIT25.9RTrade (TEX) Jul'18T2052411.496.836%4/16/934.000SU8X
Adam ConleyMIA28.8LDrafted 2nd Rd (72) '11HG86439.095.344%5/24/902.147SU8X
Anthony SwarzakSEA33.5RTrade (NYM) Dec'18T2114410.793.934%9/10/857.024SU8X
Richard BleierBAL31.9LPurchased (NYY) Feb'17T185404.288.021%4/16/872.074SU8X
Jared HughesCIN33.7RFree Agent (MIL) Dec'17FA69476.891.836%7/4/856.162SU8X
Nate JonesCWS33.2RDrafted 5th Rd '07HG145459.697.236%1/28/867.000SU7X
Ryan PresslyHOU30.3RTrade (MIN) Jul'18T304212.895.834%12/15/885.039SU8X
Joe KellyLAD30.8RFree Agent (BOS) Dec'18FA82429.498.131%6/9/886.029SU8X
Taylor RogersMIN28.3LDrafted 11th Rd '12HG48429.993.434%12/17/902.145SU7X
Jeurys FamiliaNYM29.5RFree Agent (OAK) Dec'18FA2941810.496.229%10/10/896.023SU8X
Tommy HunterPHI32.7RFree Agent (TB) Dec'17FA67447.295.927%7/3/869.066SU8X
Jesse ChavezTEX35.6RFree Agent (CHC) Nov'18FA73458.793.036%8/21/838.108SU8X




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