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.
Closers in baseball are a lot like kickers in football. Both start with the hard-C sound. Both are forced to work in clutch situations. Neither should be picked high in your respective fantasy drafts. Last August, I wrote a post advising fantasy football owners to kick the kicker rankings, looking instead at drafting specific players […]
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.
Before my wife and bought our first and only home, we made it a point to ask the opinions of many people. Our parents, friends, bank officials, home inspector, Realtor and numerous others were included in the process. We didn’t want to leave anything to chance, and figured the more input we got from different […]