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Behind the Numbers: Closer Scenarios Around the League

David Regan

David Regan

David Regan is a five-time Fantasy Sports Writers Association award winner, and was named the 2010 Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year.

A hot topic for me this year, and any year as an analyst, is the various closer situations around the league. "When is Pitcher B going to replace Pitcher A as closer?" and "Who are some closer sleepers?" seem to be common themes. Answers for the former vary from "Any day now" to "Who knows?" For the latter, it's often a real shot in the dark. After all, who had Edward Mujica closing for the Cardinals this early in the season? Let's take a stroll around the league and check in on all 30 teams.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Baltimore

Closer: Jim Johnson - Probably the No. 1 closer so far with a 0.95 ERA and 14 saves. Those 51 saves last season weren't so flukish after all.

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