2020 MLB Draft Guide: Closers -- Investing vs Chasing Saves
Greg Jewett dives into the bullpens and looks at whether it's best for fantasy baseball owners to invest in closers on draft day or to chase saves on the waiver wire all year.
No category in fantasy baseball flushes precious free agent budgets, or busts waiver priorities than trying to get the next closer. For the first time in recent memory, closer costs seem to be in decline while perusing average draft positions. So the age old question of when to target a closer will provide options. In fact, for those who like to zig when the market zags, getting two top tier closers in 2020 could be a way to differentiate in drafts or auctions. It also makes sense to get one top tier closer, a second tier closer with potential risk but also with upside along with a third before rounding out a roster.
In an effort to identify potential targets, along with reading how closers will be valued in the season ahead, many charts, data points, and some synopses will ensue in this article. It is apparent owners remember being burned pushing up Blake Treinen and Edwin Díaz into the top-60 picks in 2019 drafts. Getting the top saves option from the previous season does...