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Week 7 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: 5 Relievers To Add This Week

5 Relievers To Add This Week

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In recent fantasy baseball seasons, there has always been a high turnover rate at the closer position. However, not everyone thinks to look ahead to grab a closer. To help you find some future closers, here are five so-called middle relievers worth locking up now before they officially get tabbed as the closer.

5. Jenrry Mejia, New York Mets

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5. Jenrry Mejia, New York Mets

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Mejia was the most recent demotion from the rotation. However, he has been quickly earning a spot in the pen. He is starting to show that he can pitch everyday and he faired well against the Yanks in the Subway Series. There are rumors that the Mets are grooming him to be the closer of the future, so he could be worth sitting on in deeper formats.

4. Jeurys Familia, New York Mets

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4. Jeurys Familia, New York Mets

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Familia is yet another youngster in line to take control of the team’s closer role. The team obviously needs a closer and the young flamethrower could very well take over the role, so he is worth rolling the dice on in deeper leagues. It is true that he is battling with Jenrry Mejia for the ball in the ninth inning, but Familia is the favorite right now to win the job.

3. Chad Qualls, Houston Astros

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3. Chad Qualls, Houston Astros

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Recently the closer situation with the Houston Astros has become pretty clear. They have been growing increasing impatient with Josh Fields and Anthony Bass was just placed on the 15-day DL. Qualls remains the only experienced closer on the roster. He has received the ball in the ninth inning during his last two outings and the veteran is a sleeper closer to add off the wire right now.

2. Sean Doolittle, Oakland Athletics

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2. Sean Doolittle, Oakland Athletics

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Doolittle recorded the most recent save on Oakland, despite the attention on nearly every other reliever in town. Doolittle has been spotless in his last eight appearances and has shockingly struck out 26 batters through 20 innings of work. It is only a matter of time until this kid becomes the full-time closer in Oak-town.

1. Zach Britton, Baltimore Orioles

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1. Zach Britton, Baltimore Orioles

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Regardless of the demotion from the rotation, Britton has been absolutely lights out this year in the pen. In 22.1 innings of work this year, the left-hander has a sizzling 0.81 ERA with a 0.85 WHIP.The southpaw recorded the most recent save in Baltimore, and considering how unhappy the team has been with closer Tommy Hunter, Britton could be promoted any day now.