My league counts holds and I don't have anyone on my team that can help me in that category right now, so can anyone let me know of some guys that should get a fair amount of holds this season? I also need to know who to drop from this list: Juan Pierre, Johnny Cueto, Hiroki Kuroda, David Price, Frank Francisco, or Chad Qualls.
Here are some guys who are free agents right now (not sure if any of them will be effective or not, but they all got a fair amount of saves last season): Daniel Bard, Bobby Seay, Luke Gregerson, Mark Lowe, Peter Moylan, Arthur Rhodes, Hideki Okajima, Pedro Feliciano, John Grabow, Phil Coke, Darren O'Day, Jon Rauch, Mike Gonzalez.
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EDIT: Here are the pitchers you guys have listed that aren't available: Thornton, Howell, Hughes, Affeldt, Guerrier, Madson
Last edited by sodomojo on Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:06 am, edited 2 times in total.
As far as holds, I like Bard from the group you listed... other guys to look at are Thorton, Saito, JP Howell... look at the closers in your league and see who's setting them up, then you've got your hold guy
I don't think that last year's holds guys carry over to this year: usage patterns in bull pens are very variable, and so too are relievers' years (in that their seasons are small sample sizes). And if you are successfully, your manager might burn your arm out: Troncoso could be this year's Wade or the year b4's Neshek.
Watch the hierarchies in the bullies in April during games that matter: look for Loogies on winning teams, that sort of thing, too.
And be careful: most holds guys are closers in wait: I like closers and all, but in my holds leauge, I like having 3 and 3. That ratio always gets killed by the playoffs with promotions.