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2018 Fantasy Baseball Closers

Keep up with the latest changes to each team's closer situation.

2018 Closer Depth Chart for Fantasy Baseball

Team Current Closer Security Health Other Closing Candidates
ARI Brad Boxberger Medium Good Archie Bradley, Yoshihisa Hirano

2018 Closer Situations: Team-By-Team Analysis

Arizona Diamondbacks
Arizona Diamondbacks

Current Closer: Brad Boxberger

Next In Line: Archie Bradley, Yoshihisa Hirano

(4/2): Following the offseason departure of Fernando Rodney, who signed a one-year contract with the Twins after saving 39 games last season, the Diamondbacks entered spring training without a closer. Manager Torey Lovullo cleared things up late in camp, announcing March 27 that Boxberger will serve as the team's closer to open the season. 

Boxberger was acquired from the Rays in November. While he's struggled to stay healthy the last two seasons, Boxberger seemed to find his form in the second half of the season and entered 2018 at full strength. He has prior experience in the ninth inning, saving 41 games for the Rays in 2015. 

Should Boxberger falter at all, Bradley and Hirano would be the top options to take over.

Bradley found his calling as a high-leverage reliever in 2017. With an upper-90s fastball and an improved ability to find the strike zone, he profiles as a dominant endgame option. Bradley still warrants a roster spot in most formats even without the closing gig given his tidy ERA and solid ratios.

Hirano brings closing experience from his time in Japan the last five seasons, but he'll have to settle for setup work in his first foray in the majors. Hirano doesn't offer premium velocity, but controls his pitches well and has excelled at generating groundballs, which should allow him to find success in the States.

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