2019 MLB Draft Guide: Set-Up Men to Target
Dan Malin takes a look at some of the top set-up men and how you can best use them to complement your fantasy baseball rotation.
It’s a funny thing about relievers. Most people just assume saves can be a category one can punt, especially in a points format if they aren’t valued properly. But there’s a shift occurring in fantasy sports to give not just closers, but set up men, more value. In deeper leagues or contests with categories that feature ratio pitching categories (K/9, K:BB) or holds, there’s an emphasis to give value to every relief pitcher. However, most teams don’t have a reliable closer so the closer position becomes a bit of a revolving door. So there are some relievers worth taking a shot on in the hopes they find themselves in position for saves later in the season. The following pitchers should definitely warrant some consideration on draft when building your team.
Josh Hader (Milwaukee Brewers) – We’ll start with the most obvious one from last season. Hader’s a hard-throwing southpaw whose fastball clocks in right around 94-95mph. And it’s not just his fastball, but he has a very...