Fantasy baseball closer rankings, news and notes
The closer position is constantly changing, so we'll keep you up to date with who's in and who's not with our rankings below. We will be updating this chart throughout the season; be sure to check back for updates.
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Rankings and information updated as of April 29. An asterisk next to a players name indicates additional notes below.
Fantasy Baseball Closer Rankings
|Rankings updated as of April 29|
April 29 news and notes
1. Craig Kimbrel -- Against all odds, Kimbrel might be getting better. He has 22 strikeouts in 10.1 innings, good for a 19.2 K/9.
6. Rafael Soriano -- Soriano has yet to give up an earned run in nine innings this season.
8. Francisco Rodriguez -- A 0.00 ERA, 12-for-12 on save opportunties, and 22 strikeouts against four walks in 15 innings. Looks like Ron Roenicke made the right choice when he tapped K-Rod as his closer.
13. David Robertson -- Since returning from the DL, Robertson has allowed one hit and one walk in three innings, striking out four and earning a pair of saves.
15. Aroldis Chapman -- Chapman faced live hitters for the first time over the weekend. After Tuesday's simulated game, he's set for a minor league rehab assignment.
18. Addison Reed -- Reed has allowed earned runs in four of his 12 outings this season, including his last when he picked up a save but surrendered a run on two hits and walk to the Phillies.
23. Mark Melancon -- Melancon will serve as the closer in Pittsburgh while Jason Grilli is on the shelf with an oblique strain.
25. Matt Lindstrom -- Lindstrom still needs to watch for rookie Daniel Webb nipping at his heels, but he seems to have a decent grip on the closer's role, middling performance and all.
26. Sergio Santos -- Casey Janssen's recovery from a back injury is dragging, though he is expected to go on a minor league rehab assignment soon. Santos probably hasn't done enough to keep the job when Janssen returns.
30. Hector Rondon -- The Cubs don't offer much in the way of save opportunities, but Rondon appears to be the man in the ninth for now.
33. Casey Janssen -- Janssen is expected to go on a rehab assignment soon.
36. Jim Johnson -- Johnson hasn't allowed a run in his last six outings, and he has eight strikeouts in that span. He's quietly lurking.
38. Josh Fields -- Fields may have had an opportunity to put himself at the top of the closer committee in Houston, but he allowed eight earned runs in one-third of an inning across two appearances.