Bajecco wrote:Correct. It will be rare for Cruz to pitch the 8th, but it will happen now and then. He will get 15 holds by accident just like a couple dozen other long RP's. The advantage he has is the SP eligibility so you can keep him in the lineup for the occasional hold, win and K's he gets. Obviously you should not carry him if your league has a small or even regular size roster. My league has 12 owners with 30 man rosters so guys like Cruz can be very useful.
To be honest, I think you are nuts. Cruz has never had more than 3 holds in any season ever in his lifetime. He's got 6 holds lifetime.
He's a very good pitcher, and I had him on my roster for quite a while last year, but he's just not likely to stack up a lot of holds. His most likely role is as a 6th SP and long reliever, which means he'll come in when the SP has blown it and the D'backs are in a hole early in the game. Medders, Lyon, Pena, and Slaten will get the lion's share of holds for the D'backs.