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Fantasy Baseball: Top 30 Closer Rankings

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Ray ranks his Top 30 closers for 2016. Mind you, these are not his top 30 relievers. These are his top 30 closers.

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The fantasy baseball writers here at Fake Teams will begin our annual Consensus Position Rankings the week of January 25th, and I will let you know the schedule once it is finalized, but until then, here are my updated Closer rankings for 2016.

I will be updating my position rankings all week. In addition to my rankings, I will be offering mixed league auction values in the "$ Value" column. You may see that some players have auction values higher than the values of players ranked ahead of them. This is the case, as some players will have more "helium" heading into drafts than others, and that helium may push their draft day auction value higher than one would expect.

Keep in mind, that every league is different, so the auction values below may not make sense for your particular league. I am using a 12 team, mixed league as my basis for the values. Those of you in keeper leagues may see the auction values of certain players be higher or lower than what is presented below. These should only be used as a baseline for your auctions.

Here are the Top 30 rankings published last week:

Top 30 Catchers for 2016

Top 30 First Baseman for 2016

Top 30 Second Baseman for 2016

Top 30 Shortstops for 2016

Top 30 Third Baseman for 2016

Top 30 Closer Rankings for 2016

Rank

$ Value

Player

Team

1

$20

Aroldis Chapman

Yankees

2

$16

Wade Davis

Royals

3

$16

Kenley Jansen

Dodgers

4

$16

Craig Kimbrel

Red Sox

5

$14

Jeurys Familia

Mets

6

$13

Cody Allen

Indians

7

$5

Carter Capps

Marlins

7

$7

A.J. Ramos

Marlins

8

$10

Trevor Rosenthal

Cardinals

9

$13

Ken Giles

Astros

10

$12

David Robertson

White Sox

11

$10

Zach Britton

Orioles

12

$9

Hector Rondon

Cubs

13

$9

Mark Melancon

Pirates

14

$7

Shawn Tolleson

Rangers

15

$7

Glen Perkins

Twins

16

$7

Jonathan Papelbon

Nationals

17

$5

Arodys Vizcaino

Braves

17

$2

Jason Grilli

Braves

18

$6

Brad Boxberger

Rays

19

$5

Huston Street

Angels

20

$5

Santiago Casilla

Giants

21

$5

Drew Storen

Blue Jays

21

$5

Roberto Osuna

Blue Jays

22

$5

Francisco Rodriguez

Tigers

23

$3

Brad Ziegler

Diamondbacks

24

$3

Steve Cishek

Mariners

25

$3

Sean Doolittle

Athletics

26

$1

Will Smith

Brewers

26

$1

Jeremy Jeffress

Brewers

27

$1

Kevin Quackenbush

Padres

27

$1

Fernando Rodney

Padres

28

$1

Jason Motte

Rockies

29

$1

Joe Hoover

Reds

30

$1

David Hernandez

Phillies


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