MLB: Closer Depth Chart 2019

MLB Closer Depth Chart 2019
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NOTABLE WORKLOAD ALERT 4/23/19  (*likely closer fill-in listed in parentheses)

    • Wade Davis, COL: 4 of last 5 days; 15 pitches yesterday (Seunghwan Oh)
    • Aroldis Chapman, NYY: Back-to-back days; 27 pitches yesterday (Zack Britton)

 

RECENT NEWS
4/17/2019: Braves pitcher Arodys Vizcaino is expected to miss the remainder of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery.
4/16/2019Jeremy Jeffress, who saved 15 games for the Brewers in ’18, was activated from the 10-Day IL. He’s expected to be in the mix for save chances with Josh Hader, although it’s not clear how soon that will happen.
4/15/2019: Blue Jays closer Ken Giles was unavailable on Monday because he was sick. Joe Biagini pitched a 1-2-3 9th to pick up his 1st save.
4/15/2019: David Robertson, part of the Philles’ closer committee, was placed on the 10-Day IL due to elbow soreness. Seranthony Dominguez and Hector Neris are the leading candidates for save chances.
4/14/2019: Arodys Vizcaino was placed on the 10-Day IL due to shoulder inflammation. His co-closer on the Braves, A.J. Minter, should now get the bulk of save chances in his absence.
4/4/2019
: Braves pitcher A.J. Minter was activated from the 10-Day IL. He’s expected to share closing duties with Arodys Vizcaino in the near future, if not immediately.

 

NameTeamProjected CloserNext In Line (1)Next In Line (2)SleeperOutside The BoxInjured
XBALMychal Givens/Miguel Castro/Paul Fry*Miguel CastroAndrew Cashner
XBOSRyan BrasierMatt BarnesHeath HembreeDarwinzon Hernandez*Nathan Eovaldi
XNYYAroldis Chapman*Zack Britton*Adam OttavinoChad Greenn/aDellin Betances
XTBJose Alvarado*Diego CastilloEmilio PaganRyne StanekJose De Leon
XTORKen GilesJoe BiaginiDaniel HudsonDavid PaulinoAaron SanchezDavid Phelps/Bud Norris
XCWSAlex ColomeKelvin HerreraNate JonesIan Hamiltonn/a
XCLEBrad Hand*Neil RamirezJon EdwardsDanny SalazarJefry Rodriguez
XDETShane GreeneJoe JimenezBuck FarmerVictor AlcantaraDaniel Norris*
XKCBrad Boxberger/Wily Peralta/Ian KennedyJake DiekmanKyle Zimmer
XMINBlake Parker/Taylor Rogers*/Trevor HildenbergerFernando RomeroKyle Gibson
XHOURoberto OsunaHector RondonRyan PresslyJosh JamesCollin McHugh
XLAACody AllenTy ButtreyHansel RoblesJustin Anderson

n/a

Keynan Middleton
XOAKBlake TreinenLou TrivinoJoakim SoriaFrankie Montasn/a
XSEAAnthony SwarzakShawn ArmstrongCory GearrinWyatt MillsJustin DunnHunter Strickland
XTEXJose LeclercJesse ChavezShawn KelleyChris MartinMike Minor*
XATLA.J. Minter*Wes ParsonsLuke JacksonLuiz Gohara*Bryse WilsonArodys Vizcaino
XMIADrew Steckenrider/Sergio RomoAdam Conley*Tayron GuerreroSandy Alcantara
XNYMEdwin DiazJeurys FamiliaRobert GsellmanSeth Lugon/a
XPHISeranthony Dominguez/Hector Neris/Pat NeshekVictor AranoVince VelasquezDavid Robertson
XWSHSean Doolittle*Kyle BarracloughWander Sueron/an/a
XCHCPedro StropSteve CishekBrad BrachCarl Edwards Jr.Michael RuckerBrandon Morrow
XCINRaisel IglesiasAmir Garrett*Jared HughesRobert Stephensonn/a
XMILJosh Hader*/Jeremy JeffressJunior GuerraJacob BarnesFreddy PeraltaCorey Knebel
XPITFelipe Vazquez*Keone KelaRichard RodriguezKyle CrickJoe Musgrove
XSTLJordan HicksAndrew Miller*John BrebbiaDakota HudsonCarlos Martinez
XARZGreg HollandArchie BradleyYoshihisa HiranoYoan LopezTaylor Widener
XCOLWade DavisScott ObergSeunghwan OhDJ JohnsonYency Almonte
XLADKenley JansenJoe KellyPedro BaezDylan FloroJulio Urias*
XSDKirby YatesCraig StammenTrey WingenterRobert StockMatt Strahm*Jose Castillo*
XSFWill Smith*Mark MelanconSam DysonReyes MorontaTyler Beede

 

Roster Resource’s Projected Saves 2019

 

More news … 

3/31/2019: The Mariners’ closer committee could be even deeper than expected with Nick Rumbelow and Chasen Bradford each picking up a save over the weekend.
 •3/30/2019: The Orioles do not have a set closer and will use a closer committee for the time being. Mike Wright picked up his 1st save on Saturday.
 •3/30/2019: Ian Kennedy (1st save on Saturday) appears to part of the Royals’ closer committee with Brad Boxberger and Wily Peralta.
 •3/29/2019: Mariners’ closer Hunter Strickland (strained lat) was placed on the 10-Day IL. A closer committee including Matt Festa and Cory Gearrin will likely be in place while Strickland is out.




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  1. Dawg

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