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Fantasy Focus: Closing Time

Fantasy Focus: Closing Time

The season is underway and already there have been shakeups in several major league bullpens, thrusting middle relievers into late-inning employment. Having at least three legitimate closers is vital to fantasy success in both head-to-head and rotisserie leagues. To help you sort out each team's stopper situation, a complete list is provided below, with the likely backup(s) listed in parentheses.

Closers within each category are listed in order of preference that is based on job security, injury potential and quality of team.   TOP DOGS   AMERICAN LEAGUE NYY – Mariano Rivera (Kyle Farnsworth)…Rivera's still a stud and Bombers will win a ton of games once again.   LAA – Francisco Rodriguez (Scot Shields)…K-Rod has become very reliable, pitching for perennial winning squad.   MIN – Joe... Recommended Stories

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