Week 13 Fantasy Closers: Bullpen Depth Chart News & MLB Saves Tips

Read on for The Game Day’s Week 13 Fantasy Closers: Depth Chart News, Saves Tips & Baseball Bullpen Report. See which MLB relief pitchers are locked into save chances and which are in jeopardy with their job security. Keeping up with bullpen depth charts is vital for fantasy baseball teams, so identifying sleepers for saves and closers on the rise should be on your radar.

Week 13 Fantasy Baseball Closers: Depth Chart News, Saves Tips & Bullpen Report

Philadelphia Phillies

  • Closer: Hector Neris
  • Backups: Jose Alvarado, Sean Coonrod, Archie Bradley

Phillies closer Hector Neris is in hot water. He has been … fine on the season as a whole, but given the recent stretch of blown saves, he has cause for concern. Neris has now blown 5 of 15 save opportunities and the team is meandering but competitive in a weak NL East.

There is a chance that Philly has a plan to flip him at the 2021 MLB trade deadline, which would make keeping him in the role for the time being reasonable but if I had to bet, they probably wouldn’t recoup much value, or at least, more than keeping him on the roster to compete would.

Go grab Jose Alvarado and see how the next few games play out.


See our full 2021 Fantasy Baseball Closer Rankings & Depth Charts for every MLB bullpen.


Kansas City Royals

  • Closer: Greg Holland
  • Backups: Josh Staumont, Kyle Zimmer, Scott Barlow

Despite Josh Staumont returning from IL recently, the Royals have decided to flip back to initial closer Greg Holland. Holland was presumed to have the job this season until a stretch of rough outings relegated him to middle relief and then a stint on COVID-IL threw things off after getting things going.

Holland is competent enough to hold the job as Staumont was skating on thin ice when in charge of the role. Since April 26th, Holland has a 3.00 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 3.84 xFIP, 27.3% K, and just 10.2% BB (much lower than his first few weeks).

If Holland is available in your fantasy baseball leagues, take a waiver-wire flier on him sticking until the trade deadline.


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More Fantasy Baseball Closer News

  • New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has been horrible over the past two weeks. He has now suffered 3 blow-ups and experienced a decrease in strikeouts with an increase in walks. While this may be an aberration as just simple regression from his insane sub-0.50 ERA start, there is also the crackdown on sticky stuff going on, which may be coincidental, but you never know. His effectiveness moving forward is something to keep an eye on.
  • Who the hell is closing for the Arizona Diamondbacks? Please, this is a serious inquiry I do not know. The D-Backs have not had a “traditional” save since May 10!

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  • Celtics +300 to win NBA Title

    The Boston Celtics are +300 to win the 2021-22 NBA Championship, per BettingPros consensus odds.

    Betting Impact:
    The Celtics are +300 ahead of their home date with the Warriors for Game 6. We will see a considerable odds shift if the Celtics can win Game 6 on their homecourt. Boston was +310 after Game 5.

  • Celtics vs. Warriors over/under listed at 210

    The over/under for Game 6 of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors is listed at 210, per BettingPros consensus odds.

    Betting Impact:
    The total for this contest sits at 210, down from the 210.5 it opened at. 60 percent of the public action has come on the over.

  • Warriors -400 to win NBA Championship

    The Golden State Warriors are -400 to win the NBA Championship, per BettingPros consensus odds.

    Betting Impact:
    Golden State now sits at a prohibitive -400 to win the NBA Championship. For comparison, Stephen Curry MVP is -360. Andrew Wiggins, the dark horse to steal the award with a big close-out game, sits at +2000.

  • Celtics +310 to win NBA Championship

    The Boston Celtics are +310 to win the 2021-22 NBA Championship, per BettingPros consensus odds.

    Betting Impact:
    The Celtics peaked as high as high as -230 prior to Game 3 and now sit at an attractive +310. Boston entered the season at +4000. The odds could swing wildly again if Boston wins Game 6.

  • Warriors vs. Celtics over/under listed at 210.5

    The over/under for Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics is listed at 210.5, per BettingPros consensus odds.

    Betting Impact:
    The total for this contest sits at 210.5, down from the 212.5 it opened at. 72 percent of the public action has come on the over.