2020 MLB Draft Guide: Set-Up Men to Target
Fantasy Alarm takes a look at some of the top set-up men and how you can best use them to complement your fantasy baseball rotation.
Set-up men for the longest time have been somewhat lost in the fold of fantasy baseball players with no value. There are only 30 closer jobs available, with some teams having a loaded bullpen. A solid bullpen can translate to championships in the real world. But for fantasy, there’s more to relief pitching than just saves. Sure, in shallower leagues you may only require saves of your relievers if there are enough to go around. But even in a 12-team league, saves may run thin no matter how often you pick up the next guy in line for a closing gig off waivers. Sure, there are 30 closer jobs, but players lose their job all the time. Ergo we now utilize set-up men to accumulate holds.
Unfortunately we no longer have Josh Hader at our disposal. Hader, and rightfully so, took over the closing duties last season for the Milwaukee Brewers. It was a situation the Brewers didn’t want to find themselves in. However, Hader has been their best bullpen arm for a few years now and he deserved...