Fantasy Baseball Closer Rankings & Grid

Frank AmmiranteFantasy Sports & Betting Writer
Posted: Sep 28, 2022Last updated: Sep 28, 2022

Welcome to The Game Day’s Fantasy Baseball Closer Rankings, Depth Charts, Bullpen Report, & Sleepers For Saves.

When you’re working the fantasy baseball waiver wire and trying to find the best sleepers for saves, you must know each Major League Baseball team’s relief pitchers. So who has a path to 2022 fantasy baseball saves? Who’s going to focus on holds and setup appearances?

Frank Ammirante ranks each fantasy baseball bullpen from strongest (1) to weakest (30) while giving security ratings for each club’s relief corps.

See which fantasy baseball closers are secure, questionable, or on shaky ground in their job security so you can plan ahead and stay aggressive on the waiver wire. Identify the fantasy baseball league pickups you should make soon so you can have control over erratic 2022 fantasy baseball saves pictures.

Fantasy Baseball Closer Rankings

Drag the table to the left to see the entire closer depth charts and rankings list. New closers are denoted by all caps.

RkTeamCloserNext In LineWatchJob SecurityNotes
1MetsEdwin DiazAdam OttavinoSeth LugoGREATDiaz is the best closer in baseball right now.
2GuardiansEmmanuel ClaseJames KarinchakTrevor StephanGREATClase now has 39 saves on the season.
3Blue JaysJordan RomanoYimi GarciaAnthony BassGREATRomano has turned in three consecutive scoreless outings.
4White SoxLiam HendriksKendall GravemanJoe KellyGREATHendriks has a 1.17 ERA this month.
5AstrosRyan PresslyRafael MonteroHector NerisGREATPressly now has 31 saves on the season.
6RockiesDaniel BardDinelson LametJustin LawrenceGREATBard has been one of the biggest surprises of the year.
7OriolesFelix BautistaDillon TateCionel PerezGREATBautista got shelled for 4 ER against the Astros.
8BravesKenley JansenRaisel IglesiasA.J. MinterGREATJansen now has 37 saves on the year.
9GiantsCamilo DovalJohn BrebbiaTyler RogersGREATDoval has eight saves this month.
10CardinalsRyan HelsleyGiovanny GallegosAndre PallanteGREATHelsley still loses some save opportunities to Gallegos.
11RoyalsScott BarlowDylan ColemanAmir GarrettGREATBarlow has three saves since Sept. 20th.
12BrewersDevin WilliamsMatt BushTaylor RogersGREATWilliams has a 1.72 ERA and 0.92 WHIP with 14 saves.
13MarinersPaul SewaldAndres MunozErik SwansonGREATBednar is back from injury and ready to retake his place among the best closers.
14PiratesDAVID BEDNARWil CroweDuane Underwood Jr.SOLIDWilliams has a 1.76 ERA and 0.94 WHIP with 13 saves.
15PadresJosh HaderNick MartinezRobert SuarezSOLIDHader has a 1.17 ERA and 0.65 WHIP this month.
16RaysPete FairbanksJason AdamColin PocheSOLIDFairbanks has 31 K in his last 18 IP.
17RedsAlexis DiazHunter StricklandIan GibautSOLIDDiaz now has a 1.81 ERA and 0.96 WHIP with nine saves.
18YankeesClay HolmesJonathan LoaisigaScott EffrossCOMMITTEEIt's become a committee for the Yankees.
19TwinsJorge LopezJhoan DuranMichael FulmerSOLIDSeptember has been a disaster for Lopez.
20AngelsJimmy HergetRyan TeperaJose QuijadaSOLIDHerget has quietly been very good.
21TigersGregory SotoAndrew ChafinAlex LangeSOLIDSoto now has 28 saves on the season.
22NationalsKyle FinneganCarl Edwards Jr.Hunter HarveySOLIDFinnegan has 11 saves since taking over as closer.
23MarlinsDYLAN FLOROTanner ScottSteven OkertSOLIDFloro has taken this job and run away with it in Miami.
24AthleticsDomingo AcevedoA.J. PukTyler CyrSOLIDAcevedo has four saves since Sept. 14th.
25RangersJose LeclercJonathan HernandezMatt MooreSOLIDLeclerc has converted 7-of-8 saves for Texas.
26PhilliesDavid RobertsonSeranthony DominguezJose AlvaradoCOMMITTEEIt's the dreaded committee in Philly.
27CubsBrandon HughesManuel RodriguezMark Leiter Jr.SOLIDHughes is the lead closer, but Rodriguez got a save on Sept. 27th.
28Red SoxJohn SchreiberMatt BarnesMatt StrahmCOMMITTEEIt's an unpredictable committee in Boston.
29DiamondbacksREYES MORONTAMark MelanconIan KennedyCOMMITTEEMoronta has two saves since Sept. 20th.
30DodgersEVAN PHILLIPSAlex VesiaBrusdar GraterolCOMMITTEEThis is a full-blown committee in LA.

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Fantasy Baseball Closer News

Pittsburgh Pirates: David Bednar (Sept. 28)

David Bednar has finally returned from a lengthy absence due to injury. In three appearances, he’s gone three innings, allowing one run on four hits while walking one and striking out five.

David Bednar Fantasy Tip: We need to consider Bednar as one of the better options for the rest of the season, as he was highly effective prior to injury.

Miami Marlins: Dylan Floro (Sept. 28)

Dylan Floro is thriving since taking over closing duties from Tanner Scott, racking up three saves since Sept. 23rd.

Dylan Floro Fantasy Tip: It’s clear that the Marlins trust Floro in the 9th, so he should be able to make an impact as we close out the season.

Arizona Diamondbacks: Reyes Moronta (Sept. 28)

Reyes Moronta is the latest reliever to get save opportunities in this Diamondbacks’ bullpen. He’s been shaky, allowing two runs in a Sept. 22nd outing.

Reyes Moronta Fantasy Tip: This is a situation to avoid, especially at this point of the year. You need reliability, not an unpredictable committee like this one.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Evan Phillips (Sept. 28)

Evan Phillips is now part of a committee that includes Alex Vesia and Brusdar Graterol for closing duties in Los Angeles. Craig Kimbrel is no longer in the mix here.

Evan Phillips Fantasy Tip: It’s hard to tell who will get the next save opportunity here. Steer clear of this situation.


Frank Ammirante

Before joining The Game Day, Frank spent three years in the fantasy sports and betting industry, writing for websites like RotoBaller and 4for4football. Frank is an active member of the fantasy baseball and fantasy football community, participating in high-stakes leagues like NFBC/NFFC as well as industry competitions like Scott Fish Bowl, RazzBowl, and TGFBI. Frank is a member of the FSWA and IBWAA. Give him a shout to talk fantasy sports and sports betting.

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