While volatility comes with the territory when targeting closers, drafting Roberto Osuna in 2019 looms as a tough decision for those with long memories. Osuna missed 75 games last year due to suspension for violating league rules tied to an off-field incident. Being traded to Houston provides him with the opportunity to be a top-5 closer, but with assumed risk of Osuna losing more time with another misstep.

Despite missing time, Osuna still recorded 21 saves with a crisp 32:4 K:BB in 38 innings. He finished with a 2.37 ERA, 2.45 FIP and 0.97 WHIP. Through four seasons in the majors, Osuna’s yet to finish with a WHIP above one, due in part to his career 4.5 walk percentage.

It’s also tough to believe Osuna will only be entering his Age-24 season when 2019 commences. Over the last three seasons, Osuna’s recorded a 9 - 10 record with 96 saves in 177 innings. His ratio statistics of a 2.95 ERA, 2.52 FIP and 0.93 WHIP come with a 24.5 strikeouts minus walks percentage, a 15.6...