So far, our 2011 fantasy baseball composite rankings ( Top 50 | C | 1B | 2B | SS ) have followed a certain pattern. The composites, which have merged rankings from MLB.com, ESPN, CBS, Yahoo and CNNSI, have each seen a consensus No. 1 option, followed by a pecking order that made for really easy […]
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How do you draft relievers? Do you want one bullpen anchor? Do you take two top closers and punt the rest? Do you wait until the very end and take a couple scrub closers and a couple guys in line to steal saves from a shaky/injured closer? Me, I’ve employed all of the options above […]
To successfully draft your closers in fantasy baseball, I suggest you consider my fantasy football philosophy to drafting a kicker. You see, the best fantasy kickers aren’t always the best real-life kickers. They typically aren’t found on the team with the most high-powered offense, either. That is because kickers get most of their value when […]
I ran a list similar to this during the preseason that featured all of the closers and the setup men behind them. That list was based on 2009 saves. This time we’ve got legit 2010 rankings. No performances Sunday or Monday affected this list, so expect Jason Frasor to drop considerably before the next one.
There are few positions that see the massive turnover in fantasy sports as much as closers do in baseball. For every top-tiered closer, there are two or three that emerge from the fantasy free agent pool each season to post respectable save numbers. Some may argue that closers can help your team ERA and WHIP […]
Researching these closers made me realize those early ADP rankings probably need some updating. A couple weeks ago, Joe Nathan was still a top two or three closer. Not so much any more. But somebody moved into his spot and other closers are pulling up lame here in the spring of 2010.
Upside is all you hear about this time of year. “Pick the player with upside” has been written at Chinstrap Ninjas a number of times, mostly because it’s a great strategy. What isn’t discussed enough is downside risk. Downside risk encompasses the qualities we look for when determining busts. It is easy to spot — […]