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2014 Fantasy Baseball Closers

Keep up with the latest changes to each team's closer situation. Updated by Adam Wolf.

2014 Closer Depth Chart for Fantasy Baseball

Team Current Closer Security Health Other Closing Candidates
ANA Ernesto Frieri Low Good Joe Smith, Michael Kohn, Fernando Salas; Sean Burnett (15-day DL), Dane De La Rosa (15-day DL)

2014 Closer Situations: Team-By-Team Analysis

Los Angeles Angels
Los Angeles Angels

Current Closer: Ernesto Frieri

Next In Line: Joe Smith, Michael Kohn, Fernando Salas; Sean Burnett (15-day DL), Dane De La Rosa (15-day DL)

(4/24): Frieri has been one of the most prolific strikeout artists among relievers the last couple of seasons, but he's been unable to ascend to the high-end ranks of closers due to his relatively high walk and home run rate. He's compounded those matters by getting off to an abysmal start in the season's first month with five home runs allowed and two blown saves over his first 10 appearances. Manager Mike Scioscia has said that Frieri will retain his job for now, but it seems apparent he doesn't have much room for error. If Frieri continues to flounder, Smith looks to be the top alternative, as he's pitched well as the primary setup man in his first year in Anaheim. Kohn and Salas loom as other potential replacement options.

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