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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 Archie Bradley, Andrew Chafin, J.J. Hoover

2017 Closer Situations: Team-By-Team Analysis

Arizona Diamondbacks
Arizona Diamondbacks

Current Closer: Fernando Rodney

Next In Line: Archie Bradley, Andrew Chafin, J.J. Hoover

(6/20): Despite having issues with putting runners on base last season with the Padres and Marlins -- and for much of his career -- the 40-year-old Rodney earned a one-year contract with the Diamondbacks in the offseason and was named the closer to open the campaign. Rodney has converted 20-of-23 save chances to begin the season, but hasn't looked all that dominant while doing so. He's mostly rebuilt his job security after a rough April, but Rodney is still sitting on a 4.73 ERA for the season and likely has less margin for error than he did coming out of spring training. Rodney should be viewed as no more than a middle-tier closing option, at best.

Bradley, a former top starting pitching prospect, has emerged as the Diamondbacks' most dominant arm out of the bullpen this season, but manager Torey Lovullo may prefer to use him in high-leverage scenarios rather than save situations, a la Andrew Miller. Even if Bradley isn't in the mix for saves if Rodney is removed from the closer's role at some point, he'll continue to carry plenty of value in deeper leagues thanks to his elite ratios. In addition to his team-high 11 holds, Bradley has posted a 1.13 ERA and 40:7 K:BB over 32 innings this season.

With Hoover scuffling after a strong start to the campaign, Chafin seems to have emerged as Lovullo's top setup man after Bradley. Chafin has supplied a 1.90 ERA and 33:8 K:BB over 23.2 innings on the campaign.

Though he was dreadful last season with the Reds, Hoover has shown more reliability through his first 30 appearances with the Diamondbacks, with a significant uptick in his strikeout rate helping his cause. Hoover has whiffed 36 batters in 23.1 innings, but the 17 walks and three home runs he's allowed have netted him an underwhelming 4.24 ERA and 1.97 WHIP.

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