Back in the spring I introduced a concept I called the 100-K Club. The idea was that it was very likely a faction of closers would record 100 strikeouts and owning at least one in a mixed format would be quite advantageous. Today we’ll take a look back at the hypothesis and see what’s transpired as we approach the quarter pole.

To review the theory, relievers offer more than saves when it comes to accruing rotisserie points. Everything is dependent on where you are in the standings, but a reliever with an ERA below 2.50 and a WHIP less than 1.00 can add 1-3 points in each category as compared to a 3.50/1.15 guy. The extra 20-30 whiffs from a 100-K Club member can do the same.

Once you get past Craig Kimbrel, and perhaps Kenley Jansen and Aroldis Chapman, the perception is closers can be grouped in tiers without much heed given to their skills. While in previous seasons this may have been accurate, my contention coming into the current campaign was there is a significant...

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