Fantasy Baseball Closer Chart

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Fantasy Baseball Closer Chart (last updated July 22)

The chart below breaks down all 30 major-league teams' bullpens in terms of relievers' proximity to the closer role, not their overall fantasy value. Teams are broken down by division.

"CLOSER" is either that team's officially designated closer, or the pitcher most likely to get the team's next save chance. "NEXT IN LINE" is the pitcher next-most likely to take over if something happens to the closer, or the one who might get any save chances on the closer's nights off. "NOTES" beneath each division's chart provide detail on teams' closer situations that might have an unusual wrinkle, like an injury to the typical closer requiring a short term fill-in, or a committee situation.

NOTES: With Tyler Clippard having blown his last two save chances, it looks like Ryan Tepera is back in the saddle for Toronto in the ninth. ... Sergio Romo has recorded the vast majority of the Rays' saves -- nine of 14 through July 8 -- since Alex Colome's trade, and Chaz Roe's (DL: meniscus tear) injury further supports Romo being the team's go-to option in the ninth. Jose Alvarado and Diego Castillo are likely the two next in line.

NOTES: The Indians acquired Brad Hand from the Padres on July 19, and will likely make the left-hander their primary setup man while Andrew Miller (DL: hamstring) is sidelined. ... Shane Greene has returned from the disabled list and should take over closing duties again for the Tigers, with Joe Jimenez setting him up.

NOTES: The A's acquired Jeurys Familia from the Mets on July 21, and will likely use him in a setup role for now. ... Hector Rondon has been the traditional closer for the Astros as of late and appears to be the team's go-to option in the ninth inning ahead of Chris Devenski and Brad Peacock. Ken Giles was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on July 11 and is no longer in the saves picture until he regains his spot on the big-league roster.

NOTES: With Jeurys Familia off to Oakland, Robert Gsellman will lead a closer-by-committee in Flushing. ... Arodys Vizcaino (DL: shoulder) is sidelined once again, so A.J. Minter should serve as the Braves' closer to begin the season's second half. ... Victor Arano has converted each of the Phillies' past three saves (on July 4, 7 and 8), though Tommy Hunter began the ninth inning of the latter and was unable to finish the game. The Phillies continue to look like one of the game's most obvious closer-by-committee arrangements, with Arano, Seranthony Dominguez and Hunter the three most logical options. ... Sean Doolittle (toe) was expected to be ready to rejoin the Nationals after the All-Star break on July 20, but has been placed on the DL. Kelvin Herrera will serve as the team's closer until he returns. Brandon Kintzler and Ryan Madson will be the primary setup men.

NOTES: Brandon Morrow (DL: biceps) is back on the sidelines due to injury, and it's unclear how the Cubs plan to divvy up save opportunities in his absence. Pedro Strop seems like the leading choice in a three-man committee that should also include Steve Cishek and Carl Edwards Jr.

NOTES: With Brad Hand traded, the Padres will likely turn the closer role over to Kirby Yates full-time. The primary setup man is somewhat more up for grabs, with Craig Stammen's seasonal output probably making him the favorite, though Phil Maton could factor into the mix. ... The Giants have been using a closer-by-committee in Hunter Strickland's (DL: hand) absence, with Will Smith looking like the leading choice ahead of a group that includes Mark Melancon, Sam Dyson, Tony Watson and Reyes Moronta.