CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
  
  
Click here to log in Click here for forgotten password Click here to subscribe

Articles Tagged Closers 

Search BP Articles

All Blogs (including podcasts)

Active Columns

Authors

Article Types

Archives

05-23

comment icon

1

Closer Report: Week 8
by
Matt Collins

05-16

comment icon

3

Closer Report: Week 7
by
Matt Collins

05-09

comment icon

10

Closer Report: Week 6
by
Matt Collins

05-02

comment icon

12

Closer Report: Week 5
by
Matt Collins

04-25

comment icon

4

Closer Report: Week 4
by
Matt Collins

04-20

comment icon

2

Fantasy Freestyle: Reconsidering Your Targets
by
Mike Gianella

04-19

comment icon

8

Deep League Report: Week 3
by
Scooter Hotz

04-18

comment icon

3

Closer Report: Week 3
by
Matt Collins

04-11

comment icon

2

Closer Report: Week 2
by
Matt Collins

04-06

comment icon

30

The Stash List: 2017 First Edition
by
Greg Wellemeyer

04-05

comment icon

2

Deep League Report: Week 1
by
Scooter Hotz

04-04

comment icon

12

Closer Report: Week 1
by
Matt Collins

03-10

comment icon

3

The -Only League Landscape: American League Relievers
by
Mike Gianella

03-08

comment icon

2

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Relief Pitchers
by
Greg Wellemeyer

03-07

comment icon

0

Player Profile: Shawn Kelley
by
Scooter Hotz

10-04

comment icon

8

Closer Report: It's Award Season!
by
Matt Collins

09-27

comment icon

2

Closer Report: Week 26
by
Matt Collins

09-20

comment icon

1

Closer Report: Week 25
by
Matt Collins

09-13

comment icon

0

Closer Report: Week 24
by
Matt Collins

09-06

comment icon

0

Closer Report: Week 23
by
Matt Collins

08-30

comment icon

0

Closer Report: Week 22
by
Matt Collins

08-23

comment icon

0

Closer Report: Week 21
by
Matt Collins

08-16

comment icon

1

Closer Report: Week 20
by
Matt Collins

08-09

comment icon

11

Closer Report: Week 19
by
Matt Collins

08-02

comment icon

13

Closer Report: Week 18
by
Matt Collins

07-26

comment icon

0

Closer Report: Week 17
by
Matt Collins

07-19

comment icon

4

Closer Report: Week 16
by
Matt Collins

07-12

comment icon

2

Closer Report: Week 15
by
Matt Collins

07-05

comment icon

7

Closer Report: Week 14
by
Matt Collins

06-28

comment icon

1

Closer Report: Week 13
by
Matt Collins

06-21

comment icon

2

Closer Report: Week 12
by
Matt Collins

06-14

comment icon

6

Closer Report: Week 11
by
Matt Collins

06-07

comment icon

9

Closer Report: Week 10
by
Matt Collins

05-31

comment icon

4

Closer Report: Week Nine
by
Matt Collins

05-25

comment icon

9

Updating the Tiers: Relief Pitchers
by
Bret Sayre

05-24

comment icon

1

Closer Report: Week Eight
by
Matt Collins

05-17

comment icon

5

Closer Report: Week Seven
by
Matt Collins

05-10

comment icon

7

Closer Report: Week Six
by
Matt Collins

05-03

comment icon

8

Closer Report: Week Five
by
Matt Collins

04-26

comment icon

5

Closer Report: Week Four
by
Matt Collins

04-19

comment icon

9

Closer Report: Week Two
by
Matt Collins

04-12

comment icon

9

Closer Report: Week Two
by
Matt Collins

04-05

comment icon

10

Closer Report: Week One
by
Matt Collins

03-09

comment icon

5

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Top 40 Relief Pitchers
by
Greg Wellemeyer

03-09

comment icon

0

Early ADP Analysis: Relief Pitchers
by
George Bissell

03-08

comment icon

0

Tale of the Tape: Cody Allen vs. Ken Giles
by
Matt Collins

03-07

comment icon

8

State of the Position: Relief Pitcher
by
Mike Gianella

03-03

comment icon

14

The -Only League Landscape: National League Relief Pitchers
by
Scooter Hotz

01-04

comment icon

6

Fantasy Freestyle: Surveying the Uncertain Closer Landscape
by
J.P. Breen

10-27

comment icon

0

Fantasy Freestyle: A Tale of Two Closers
by
George Bissell

<< Previous Tag Entries Next Tag Entries >>

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

March 10, 2017 6:00 am

The -Only League Landscape: American League Relievers

3

Mike Gianella

Mapping out the late-inning bullpen depth charts across the junior circuit.

We conclude our mono league series this week with a look at relief pitchers. Since this is a deep league article, we’ll focus less on each team’s closer (yes, Aroldis Chapman is good, guys) and more about the set-ups who could either get saves or possibly take the job if the primary closer falters.

Baltimore Orioles
Closer:
Zach Britton
Set Ups: Brad Brach, Darren O’Day



The rest of this article is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber?

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get access to the best baseball content on the web.


Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

Already a subscriber? Click here and use the blue login bar to log in.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

March 8, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Relief Pitchers

2

Greg Wellemeyer

Stacking up the bullpenners based on their projected fantasy values through the end of the 2019 season.

We did it, gang. We made it to the end. In case you missed any of the previous installments, let’s get you caught up before going any further:

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

March 7, 2017 10:36 am

Player Profile: Shawn Kelley

0

Scooter Hotz

The right-hander might have the inside track to the closer job in Washington, but is there reason to doubt he can handle it?

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

October 4, 2016 8:30 am

Closer Report: It's Award Season!

8

Matt Collins

Time to hand out the hardware for those who brought home the bacon, and other metaphors.

Well, the regular season is over and with it goes the fantasy season. Hopefully you were able to take home a championship or two, and hopefully my advice didn’t cost you too badly in the standings. Like last year, I’m finishing things up with a review of all things closer. I’ll hand out a handful of totally subjective awards that are voted on by a one-man panel.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

September 27, 2016 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 26

2

Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league for the final time in 2016.

Welcome to the final regular season edition of the Closer Report for the 2016 season. Once again, it was a fun year for relievers, albeit incredibly frustrating at times. I’ll try to do a recap of the year in closers soon, but there are still some fantasy teams fighting for their season, whether it be in the playoffs or in roto. This one is for all of you, because even with just a week to go in the regular season there is still somehow some news. The Closer Carousel never ends.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

September 20, 2016 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 25

1

Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

Welcome to the penultimate edition of the Closer Report. For those of you in head-to-head leagues, you are hopefully in the postseason right now. If you are in roto leagues, hopefully you are at least in the hunt for the title. Either way, there are a few situations that could pay off for fantasy owners even with such little time remaining on the schedule. The grid has stayed mostly the same over the last couple of weeks, but keep up with any possible changes by following this link. Anyway, on to the news.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

September 13, 2016 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 24

0

Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

Welcome to week twenty four of the Closer Report. The fantasy season is just about over, and now is the time of year to look for any little push that can catapult you to the top of the standings. As always, you can keep up with any changes on the closer grid. Now, let’s get to the news.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

September 6, 2016 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 23

0

Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

Welcome to September. Closer news isn’t coming as quickly as it does earlier in the season, but with fantasy playoffs here finding hidden gems for relief spot is as important as ever. Even if you’re in a roto league and have no playoffs, September saves can be the difference between a payout and going home with nothing. As always, keep up with changes on the closer grid. Now, to the news.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

August 30, 2016 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 22

0

Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

It was a wildly quiet week on the closer front this week. Expect things to be mostly quiet for the rest of the year, as teams have mostly settled on their bullpen structure at this point in the season. Don’t worry, though, as injuries and unstable situations will still create situations that can be taken advantage of for those of you looking to make a strong push to finish out the fantasy season. As always, keep up with any changes on the closer grid. Now, on to the news.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

August 23, 2016 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 21

0

Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

It was something of a slow week in the closer world, with a couple of (former) closers returning from injury but not getting their jobs back. Besides that, the only storylines are clarifications (or a lack of clarity) in some of the most miserable bullpens in the league. Sounds fun! As always, you can keep up with the changes on the closer grid. Now, to the news!

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

August 16, 2016 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 20

1

Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

Sort of a quiet week in Reliever Land, but the Closer Report never sleeps. Well, except in the offseason. The Closer Report hibernates, I guess. That’s all I got for an intro. As always, keep up with the action on the closer grid. Let’s get on with this.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

August 9, 2016 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 19

11

Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

Welcome to the first post-trade deadline Closer Report. This one is a bit of a let down after the last few, as there were no deals made involving ninth inning arms. Don’t you worry, though, as there was still news. Unsurprisingly, some of that news even came hours after the last edition of this post was published. Who could’ve seen that coming? Anyway, let’s get right into it, and all wonder what will happen in the next six hours that is relevant to fantasy owners. As always, keep up with everything with the closer grid.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

<< Previous Tag Entries Next Tag Entries >>