This article is part of our The Saber's Edge series.
To examine potential future closers, I will group the teams into categories. Some closers are talented and helpful for a postseason run. Others are on faltering potential contenders. Some relievers are the ones faltering on potential contending teams. More are on teams who will be happy to sell any piece for a future asset. After looking through the teams, I came up with a list of non-closers who may see saves later this season. This list will always be in flux (see Texas) but is a nice place to start when looking at future values.
One caveat as I go through the teams: any pitcher has the chance to get hurt any day. I know Kenley Jansen is locked in and will not lose his job over production, but health is always a concern. If the league is deep enough, all backup closers are in play.
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