As a member of the San Francisco Giants back in 2018, Will Smith finally performed in a closing role. He had some opportunities before, but didn’t fare well. However, he locked down 14-of-18 saves that year and solidified himself as the team’s best ninth inning option heading into the 2019 season. If you rostered him in 2019, you might be able to recite his stats off the top of your head, because he was a fantasy goldmine that year. Across 65.1 innings pitched, he went 34-for-38 on save chances and posted a 2.76 ERA with a career best 37.4 percent strikeout rate.

He was one of just seven closers to record at least 34 saves that season, and of those seven arms, his 13.22 K/9 was fourth-best. He entered the 2020 season with high...