While a battle continues to be waged by analytics and front office standards, the save may be losing its luster. As a statistic, saves started being counted in 1969, then the parameters around it changed in 1975 requiring a reliever to finish a game in order to record one. Mariano Rivera remains the gold standard of the modern day closer but many forget he cut his teeth in high leverage innings setting up for John Wetteland in 1996 en route to a World Series Championship. 

Every season fantasy players weigh whether or not to invest in a closer or reliable saves early in drafts or to try to find them in the late rounds or on the waiver wire during it. Using a valuable in-season resource like free agent acquisition budget (FAAB) on the...