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.
The fantasy sports industry is constantly changing and evolving. Fantasy baseball is no different. In the past few years there has been a shift to make relievers more valuable. If you play in a standard 5x5 rotisserie league the only category relievers contribute is saves. Sure, they help a little bit with ERA and strikeouts, but they don’t have as much of an impact as starting pitchers do especially if the league requires a minimum of 1,000 innings pitched. Over the past few years there have been some advancements to make relievers more useful.
Some leagues have gone from using Saves as a category to Saves + Holds to give value to set up men. Also, ratio categories like strikeout-to-walk (K:BB) and strikeouts per nine innings (K/9) have become more popular as well. Categories like these are where relievers of any kind can help you, especially the elite players. Because of their short outings (typically an inning or so each time they appear) they have the ability to rack up...