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2009 Preseason Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Closers

Mariano RiveraThe final part of our 2009 preseason fantasy baseball rankings by position is now available: check out our 2009 fantasy baseball closer rankings.

Mariano Rivera, the New York Yankees one-pitch wonder, takes the top of preseason rankings after being the no. 1 closer in standard 5×5 leagues in 2008. As long as this guy has been productive with only one pitch, there’s no reason to have him ranked anywhere but no. 1 on the fantasy baseball closer throne heading into 2009.

Rivera finished the year 6-5 with a 1.40 ERA, 77 strikeouts and a 0.67 WHIP in 70.7 innings of work.

To get an idea of who we think will be the top fantasy baseball closers on the mound next season, check out our first top 30 preseason ranking of Major League closers.

We still have our first ever top 250 players in fantasy baseball for 2009 coming soon. Keep your eyes peeled.

If you check out our fantasy baseball preseason rankings and have an opinion one way or the other with our rankings, give us a shout. Drop some comments below or e-mail webmaster [at] fantasybaseballdugout [dot] com.

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