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Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Giovanny Gallegos lands on the IL

Your weekly update on saves. Who to pick up and who to cut.

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It’s playoff time for some in head-to-head leagues. Last weeks to make moves in the standing in the roto ranks for others. Regardless, we all need closer help.

The Hurt Ones

  • Keone Kela
  • Giovanny Gallegos

Kela could potentially return before the season comes to an end. That being said, the Pirates have nothing to play foe. There's no incentive to rush Kela back.

Gallegos lands on the IL this past week with a groin injury. With just under two weeks remaining, Gallegos could be done for fantasy purposes.

The Safe Ones

  • Josh Hader
  • Kenley Jansen
  • Liam Hendriks
  • Brad Hand
  • Aroldis Chapman
  • Alex Colome
  • Mark Melancon
  • Ryan Pressly
  • Rafael Montero

Kenley Jansen had a bad week. He allowed six earned runs on eight hits with just 1.1 IP. The Dodgers are likely to ride him out. I would too.

The Mostly Safe

  • Taylor Rogers
  • Raisel Iglesias
  • Daniel Hudson
  • Trevor Rosenthal
  • Brandon Kintzler
  • Daniel Bard
  • Edwin Diaz

Trevor Rosenthal (76% rostered) is the guy in San Diego. If he's out there, add him.

Kintzler faltered recently which gave way to a Yimi Garcia save. I have to believe Kintzler is still the favorite at this point.

The Committee Members

  • Nick Anderson
  • Diego Castillo
  • Jeremy Jeffress
  • Craig Kimbrel
  • Ken Giles
  • Rafael Dolis
  • Andrew Miller
  • Alex Reyes
  • Tony Watson
  • Tyler Rogers
  • Yohan Ramirez
  • Yoshihisa Hirano
  • Ty Buttrey
  • Felix Pena
  • Matt Andriese
  • Cesar Valdez
  • Hunter Harvey
  • Gregory Soto
  • Bryan Garcia

Diego Castillo (41% rostered) has the most recent save for the Rays. They have no "true" closer.

The Blue Jays look to ease Ken Giles back into the closer's role. Until then Dolis (40% rostered) is a solid option for saves.

With the aforementioned Gallegos on the IL, Miller (12% rostered) seems like the obvious choice for Cardinals saves. Keep Alex Reyes (4% rostered) on your radar though. The former top prospect has been great in relief this year.

Matt Andriese picked up saves on back-to-back day for the Angels. They were both unconventional save chances though. I'm avoiding the Halos bullpen.

No saves for the Orioles over the past week. Hunter Harvey (16% rostered) is the most intriguing option.

The Risky Business

  • Brandon Workman
  • Matt Barnes
  • Greg Holland
  • Richard Rodriguez
  • Stefan Crichton

With Kevin Ginkel optioned to the Diamondbacks alternative site, Crichton has stepped in with the most recent save. Crichton (2% rostered) owns a 2.91 ERA this season and is available practically everywhere.

The Next In Line

  • Archie Bradley
  • Sergio Romo
  • Yimi Garcia
  • Blake Treinen
  • Hector Neris