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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 Jake Barrett (day-to-day, shoulder), Randall Delgado

2017 Closer Situations: Team-By-Team Analysis

Arizona Diamondbacks
Arizona Diamondbacks

Current Closer: Fernando Rodney

Next In Line: Jake Barrett (day-to-day, shoulder), Randall Delgado

Despite having issues with putting runners on base for much of his career, Rodney is once again positioned to open the season as a closer after inking a one-year deal with the Diamondbacks in December. The 40-year-old collected 25 combined saves with the Padres and Marlins last season, and his historical dependability in the ninth innings should give the Diamondbacks some peace of mind in what is an otherwise lackluster bullpen. Rodney is unlikely to rank among the top closers in ERA or WHIP, but he remains a quality source of strikeouts, having recorded 10.0 K/9 or better in three of the last four seasons. Barrett, who has been sidelined throughout the spring with shoulder inflammation, will likely settle in as Rodney's top setup man when healthy, but he nor Delgado have shown the sort of high-end skills needed to pose much of a threat to Rodney's job security.

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