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Collette Calls: Closing Time

Jason Collette

Jason Collette

Jason has been helping fantasy owners since 1999 at RotoJunkie, Fanball, Baseball Prospectus and now here at RotoWire. He covers the Tampa Bay Rays at You can hear Jason weekly on many of the Sirius/XM Fantasy channel offerings throughout the season as well as on the Towers of Power Baseball Hour Podcast on iTunes. He was selected as the Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year by FSWA in 2013.

The closer situations around baseball are nearly finalized. Save one or two holes and the recent uncertainty related to Grant Balfour's physical with Baltimore, the closer market seems rather set. That said, we know that approximately 30% of these guys will lose the job at some point during the season due to injury and/or ineffectiveness. Edward Mujica, Kevin Gregg, and Danny Farquhar are just a few recent example of surprise saves having a major impact in fantasy standings after going undrafted in March.

While we wait for the final pieces to fall in place, here is how the closer situation looks for each team and who you should keep an eye on if you want to speculate for replacements.

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