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Postby NZF » Mon Aug 22, 2005 5:27 pm

Cleveland Steamers wrote: Why draft closers as early as 6th round? Makes no sense to me and if anyone can provide a reason ill be astound.

Is Mariano Rivera a good enough reason ;-)

5 wins 33 saves 1.79 ERA and .79 Whip over 60 innings gives you one helluva an advantage.

In roto leagues a stud closer can damn near when you a league so 1 dominant closer in the 4th or 5th round is by no means a luxury. Especially a K guy like Lidge or K-Rod and especially if the league you're playing in is competitive.

If it is then there's no way you can accumulate all those waiver wire closers. They get spread around.
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Postby stumpak » Mon Aug 22, 2005 5:57 pm

That's exactly it. If have a massive roster of WW closers either:

a) You got really lucky or

b) Your league is not very competitive.

WW closers also carry a downside. See Matt Herges 2004 or Mark Bruney 2005.
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Postby AKhomebrewer » Mon Aug 22, 2005 7:10 pm

I realize this is a minority consideration, but it doesn't pay to sit back in a holds league, either. A large number of these replacement closers come from the ranks of set-up guys, who were drafted for holds in my 14-team H2H.
(example: I wasted my fifth-round pick on Mota ... when he got hurt, I couldn't go after Jones, cuz another guy had drafted him for holds). The exception was Fuentes ... nobody wants Rockies set-up guys. :-D
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Postby BaseballFann0008 » Mon Aug 22, 2005 8:52 pm

closers are like kickers :-t
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