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

Last Updated: Jun 24, 2021

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!


Kev Mahserejian

Kev Mahserejian is an NFL/NBA/MLB analyst at The Game Day, residing in Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 2017 and began creating sports content soon after. Kev currently writes fantasy and betting pieces while also hosting his podcast The Operating Room with various guests from the sports industry to discuss topics primarily regarding fantasy. He also writes for RotoBaller and is quite active on his Twitter @RotoSurgeon.

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