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Fantasy baseball closer report: Will Kirby Yates keep dominating?

Kirby Yates has been performing well for fantasy managers and the San Diego Padres. Can you trust him for the long term? Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images

With roughly a quarter of the MLB season complete, it's pretty clear which relief pitcher has distinguished himself in the fantasy world as the fantasy MVP for that position. It is not any of the top three from ESPN's average live drafts; Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Kenley Jansen, New York Mets right-hander Edwin Diaz and Oakland Athletics right-hander Blake Treinen are doing fine, but they do not lead the Player Rater. Neither does Milwaukee Brewers lefty strikeout machine Josh Hader, nor Washington Nationals lefty Sean Doolittle, tops among relievers in bWAR.

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