2021 Fantasy Baseball Closer News & Bullpen Updates For Week 25

Here are the latest fantasy baseball closer updates from the past week of action.

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Week 25 Fantasy Baseball Closers: Depth Chart News, Saves Tips & Bullpen Report

Oakland A’s

  • Closer: N/A
  • Backups: Jake Diekman, Sergio Romo, Andrew Chafin, Lou Trivino

Lou Trivino last converted a save on August 20th and has been abysmal since, allowing at least one earned run in each of his last five appearances as his ERA has ballooned from 1.72 to 3.52. His peripherals are terrible and his 7.7% K-BB% is the lowest of his career. Be grateful for the 21 saves he provided and kick him to the curb.

The other options on the Oakland A’s are not significantly better, but at least they’re getting save chances. Since Trivino’s last save, Sergio Romo has two and Andrew Chafin has one. Romo has the most closing experience of the bunch and has remained surprisingly effective at age 38. Outside of a 9th-inning batting order that is lefty-heavy, the veteran righty should continue seeing opportunities as Oakland’s primary closer.


Cincinnati Reds

  • Closer: Mychal Givens
  • Backups: Michael Lorenzen

Mychal Givens has converted the last two save opportunities for the Cincinnati Reds and looks like their rest-of-season closer. Michael Lorenzen had been sharing the role with Givens, but he’s been mediocre of late with seven earned runs in his past five outings and can’t be trusted in high-leverage situations for the time being.

Givens has been a bit shaky as well, but his success in Cincinnati and history of converting saves with the Baltimore Orioles give him an advantage. His peripherals have been underwhelming — especially his 12% walk rate — but he strikes out enough batters (25.5%) to get by and has been solid since stepping into the closer role in early August.

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    Betting Impact:
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    Betting Impact:
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    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.

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    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.

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