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2016 Fantasy Baseball Closers

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

2016 Closer Depth Chart for Fantasy Baseball

Team Current Closer Security Health Other Closing Candidates
ARI Brad Ziegler Medium Good Tyler Clippard, Daniel Hudson

2016 Closer Situations: Team-By-Team Analysis

Arizona Diamondbacks
Arizona Diamondbacks

Current Closer: Brad Ziegler

Next In Line: Tyler Clippard, Daniel Hudson

Ziegler was a revelation for fantasy owners last year. At 35 years old, the submariner replaced Addison Reed in the closer role in May and never looked back; Ziegler put up a 1.85 ERA and 0.96 WHIP over 68 innings, and accrued 30 saves -- including converting his last 28 chances in a row to end the season. As a result, Arizona seems content entering the season with a 36-year-old Ziegler as closer; however, his extremely low strikeout rate limits his fantasy appeal to a certain extent even though he finishes games for a prospective contender. Closing for a team with great expectations can also be a double-edged sword, as Ziegler may not have a long leash if he struggles out of the gate. Should that occur, Tyler Clippard and Daniel Hudson are the obvious candidates to replace him.

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