Final 2011 Closer Rankings

Some people like to grab two top closers ealry on. Others like to wait until after round ten or so to get their first closer. These rankings do not favor either strategy, but rather focus on dollar values based on projections. Closers are more scarce than starters, but closer turnover tends to be higher than at any other position. Finishing off out 2011 final rankings, the closers…

1 Brian Wilson $22
2 Heath Bell $21
3 Mariano Rivera $20
4 Joakim Soria $18
5 Neftali Feliz $17
6 Joe Nathan $15
7 Carlos Marmol $15
8 Andrew Bailey $13
9 Matt Thornton $12
10 Jonathan Papelbon $12
11 Jonathan Broxton $12
12 Francisco Rodriguez $12
13 Craig Kimbrel $11
14 J.J. Putz $11
15 Chris Perez $10
16 Jose Valverde $10
17 Houston Street $9
18 Joel Hanrahan $8
19 John Axford $6
20 Leo Nunez $6
21 Aroldis Chapman $6
22 Brad Lidge $5
23 Kevin Gregg $5
24 Drew Storen $5
25 David Aardsma $5
26 Frank Francisco $4
27 Ryan Franklin $4
28 Brandon Lyon $3
29 Francisco Cordero $3
30 Jake McGee $3
31 Brandon League $2
32 Jonny Venters $2
33 Fernando Rodney $2
34 Jason Motte $1
35 Kyle Farnsworth $1
36 Chris Sale $1
37 Hong-Chih Kuo $1
38 Koji Uehara $1
39 Hisanori Takahashi $1
40 Scott Downs $1
41 Jon Rauch $1
42 Alexi Ogando $1
43 Octavio Dotel $1