Irish wrote:They rank closers too high in my opinion. Gagne at 11 overall??????
Lidge at 17???
Soriano at 18th???
Some weird top 100 choices.
I used to think that too, but now I understand the value of the elite closers. They arent one cat guys - not by a longshot. Last yr 6 of the top 11 Ps were closers. Im not saying Im gonna draft one that early, but Im certainly not gonna knock the fact that they do earn that much in 5x5 roto leagues. Ive seen gagne falling to the 3rd rd in some drafts - thats silly. Even in a down yr he was the 3rd most valuable pitcher behind RJ and Santana.