Fantasy baseball: Philadelphia's complicated closer situation

Is Seranthony Dominguez the new closer for the Philadelphia Phillies? Is anyone? Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Three Philadelphia Phillies hurlers have recorded saves over the past fortnight and none of them are named Corey Knebel. Since Knebel is the lone Phillies relief pitcher rostered in more than 15% of ESPN standard leagues (he's at 50%), this seems like a problem. Knebel is not closing for Philadelphia. He lost the closer role after several rather brutal blown saves -- the final one in mid-June against the Miami Marlins, a game that the Phillies lost 11-9. While he has performed better in a non-leverage role of late, he is not missing many bats and command remains an issue, so there is no telling if he regains ninth-inning work. Move on.

Right-hander Seranthony Dominguez boasts the best numbers (and probably the best stuff) in the Phillies' oft-beleaguered bullpen. His appearance on the most-added list in ESPN leagues is certainly warranted. Still, the scarred organization continues to handle his workload carefully and it may make him unlikely to pile on big save numbers. Dominguez, who missed all but one inning of the 2020 and 2021 seasons due to Tommy John surgery after saving 16 games as a rookie in 2018, is permitted to pitch on consecutive days, but not in three days over a four-game stretch.