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2017 Fantasy Baseball Closers

Keep up with the latest changes to each team's closer situation.

2017 Closer Depth Chart for Fantasy Baseball

Team Current Closer Security Health Other Closing Candidates
ARI Fernando Rodney Medium Good J.J. Hoover, Tom Wilhelmsen, Archie Bradley; Jake Barrett (10-day DL, shoulder)

2017 Closer Situations: Team-By-Team Analysis

Arizona Diamondbacks
Arizona Diamondbacks

Current Closer: Fernando Rodney

Next In Line: J.J. Hoover, Tom Wilhelmsen, Archie Bradley; Jake Barrett (10-day DL, shoulder)

(4/18): Despite having issues with putting runners on base for much of his career, Rodney earned a one-year contract with the Diamondbacks in the offseason and assumed closing duties to open the campaign. The 40-year-old's historical dependability in the ninth inning should give the Diamondbacks some peace of mind in what has been an improved bullpen in the first month of the season. While his peripherals have been poor, Rodney has converted both of his first five save opportunities with the club and doesn't appear to be at any immediate risk of losing his job.

Wilhelmsen and Hoover appear to be Rodney's top setup men, and loom as options with prior closing experience should Rodney succumb to an injury. Hoover has been the better of the two performers and probably ranks ahead of Wilhelmsen in the pecking order. Barrett will be included in the late-inning mix once he returns from the disabled list, but the Diamondbacks would likely prefer to keep him in a setup role when Rodney is unavailable.

Former top starting pitching prospect Archie Bradley could also garner looks in high-leverage, late-inning situations when the needs arises. Bradley has been exceptional thus far in his conversion to relief duty, tossing 9.1 scoreless innings and striking out 11 batters.

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