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Anyone use holds in their league?

Postby AmishRakeFight2005 » Sat Nov 26, 2005 6:44 pm

Does anyone use holds in their league? I'm in an AL only league salary cap and we use holds as a pitching catagory. It really increases the value of middle-set up relievers which offsets the cost of saves.

For those who may not know (and I'm sure most of you do) a hold is awarded to a reliever who comes in and secures a save situation (three run lead or less) for a closer. Even if the closer blows the save the hold still counts.

Is there a place to rank the top AL set up men? Last year Tom Gordon, Scot Shields were among the top in the AL but I'm trying get my preseason rankings ready and was wondering if anyone knew of a place to get holds guy rankings?
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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Sat Nov 26, 2005 9:10 pm

Yes, we use holds in my league. Probably the best place to start is to look at how they finished last year. ESPN is one of several sources that has holds as one of its pitching categories.
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Postby Iconoclastic » Sat Nov 26, 2005 11:43 pm

Just get the setup guys who have secure jobs and are decent.
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Postby kentx12 » Sun Nov 27, 2005 1:03 am

Iconoclastic wrote:Just get the setup guys who have secure jobs and are decent.

I use holds as well but if you are drafting this time of year this is the best advise you can get.

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