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Postby OldEnglishZ » Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:56 pm

I am just trying to get a list together of future closers for a 1st year dynasty draft. Personally, my league is AL-only, but the discussion is for both leagues.

Jordan Walden- LAA
Ryan Perry- DET, Joel Zumaya-DET
Daniel Bard- BOS
Chris Sale- CWS (if they don't move him to the rotation)
Tanner Scheppers- TEX (if feliz is moved to rotation)
Zach Stewart?- TOR

Are there any obvious closers of the future out there right now? I'd like any input!
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Re: Future Closers (2012- On)

Postby Skin Blues » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:10 pm

My advice would be to forget about possible closers and focus on hitting and starting pitching. If a guy is a closer prospect then it means he's probably not good enough for the rotation and has a good chance of another guy unexpectedly blocking him at closer. That's not to say you should avoid them all together if there's an obvious stud closer available like Feliz was last year, but don't waste roster spots on minor league relief pitchers. They're high risk/low reward types IMO.
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Re: Future Closers (2012- On)

Postby OldEnglishZ » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:20 pm

I plan on going heavy hitting, so I need some low $$$ for an auction.
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Re: Future Closers (2012- On)

Postby kab21 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:22 pm

Skin Blues wrote:My advice would be to forget about possible closers and focus on hitting and starting pitching. If a guy is a closer prospect then it means he's probably not good enough for the rotation and has a good chance of another guy unexpectedly blocking him at closer. That's not to say you should avoid them all together if there's an obvious stud closer available like Feliz was last year, but don't waste roster spots on minor league relief pitchers. They're high risk/low reward types IMO.


I think his plan is to focus on SP'ing and hitting early in the draft and then draft a few setup men at the end of the draft and hope that a couple turn into closers.

a couple of others
Motte - STL (somebody is taking over for Franklin soon)
Adams/Gregerson - SD (Bell's not coming back)
Mcgee - TB (somebody is taking over)
Jeffress - highly speculative but Soria is probably getting traded
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Re: Future Closers (2012- On)

Postby MasterX1918 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:21 pm

Mark Melancon looked good for Houston last year, and that team will need someone new soon. Seattle will probably start looking for other options also, maybe Brandon League, maybe Josh Fields. I suggest looking at the closers thread.

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Re: Future Closers (2012- On)

Postby OldEnglishZ » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:32 pm

I did check it out but it seems a little off to me. Plus, I am looking for deeper guys.
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Re: Future Closers (2012- On)

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:17 pm

Deeper? Try these names:

Chance Ruffin, Tigers. Close to the majors already, and polished. Has a wipeout slider, easily the best in the system. Closed for UT, so there's some experience.

Jhan Marinez, Marlins. Borderline control, but has probably the best bullpen arm in the system. Could be up late 2011. Throws a 2-seamer with good sink. He's got a 88-89 silder that if he can learn to throw consistently, could be closing games in 2012.

Eduardo Sanchez, Cardinals. Filthy, nasty stuff. Short stature has people concerned about durability, and has control issues. His fastball touches 100 and sits 95-97.

Rex Brothers, Rockies. At least a super-LOOGY. He's a power lefty with a great slider. Could close if he sharpens command. Has drawn Billy Wagner comps, if you need something to get excited about.
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