Fantasy baseball: 10 early takeaways on 10 closing situations

Jason Foley has a pair of wins and a pair of saves in the early going for the Tigers. Mike Mulholland/Getty Images

Nine pitchers entered this week with multiple saves, and of that group, three of them remained available in more than 50% of ESPN standard fantasy baseball leagues. Saves are out there in deeper leagues, too, and quite a few save situations remain in flux. Others will be any day now. We focus on the relief pitchers in this space every other week, and this week, here are 10 thoughts on 10 closing situations.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Evan Phillips remains dominant, and some people may view the fact he has barely half the team's seven saves as a sign he is not really the closer, being utilized earlier in games like last season. It is not true, at least so far. Phillips has closed the four save chances when he has been available. However, Daniel Hudson is clearly next in line. The Dodgers are going to win so much that Phillips will be unavailable for more save chances than most top closers. Hudson, 37, has never saved more than 10 games in a season, and he threw only 27⅓ innings over the past two seasons due to recovery from Tommy John surgery and then a torn ACL, but he may do so in 2024.