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jeter2411 wrote:I am in a 12 team NL-only auction league 4x4 (OBP, HR, RBI, SB...ERA, Wins, Ks, Saves)
What are peoples strategies on drafting closers? I have been doing fantasy baseball now for three years (this will be my fourth) and although I have made runs at titles I have never finished better than 5th...this seems to be the toughest position and the key to winning.
Do you take a top notch closer? 2? A couple of long shots? One of each? Help me out!
Personally, I have never taken a top notch closer in any league I've been in. I've won many leagues, and if I don't win, I am usually competitive.
My strat. is to grab 2nd or 3rd teir guys later on in drafts, or sleeper closers who no one really knows about yet. Then once the season starts, I am hot on the waiver wire to pick up new closers or fill in closers. So that's how I patch together great Save Numbers.
bselig wrote:Heh, Valverde is getting a shot to close again? Didn't he get absolutely reamed last season? I agree with the scrub closers late/waiver wire pickups; usually you get at least one or two guys who have great seasons (Mike Williams, Gagne, Street, Turnbow, etc.). Since you are NL only, though, you may want to invest a higher pick on a more elite closer since there will be fewer pickups during the season, and it might be more risky to wait till late in the draft or the waiver wire (ie fewer chances for you to beat someone to the pickup).
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