People drafted Jonathan Papelbon in the top-50 overall players but he isn't even one of the top 5 closers so far.
Remember how we told you to not pay for your closers?
Those of you silly enough to pay for saves might be kicking yourself at the moment. Jonathan Papelbon has some inflated numbers and studs like Jonathan Broxton and Francisco Rodriguez haven’t even recorded their first saves of the year. This is exactly why we tell you to hold off on saves and grab guys like Billy Wagner, Octovio Dotel and Carlos Marmol!
Make sure that if you only have two solid closers or you have three iffy ones, you keep checking out your league’s free agency for saves. Keep coming back to Fantasy Knuckleheads for all the big time breaking news concerning closers!
This year is particularly peculiar because after two weeks there is already great disarray in the ranks. Let’s check it out:
JS = Job Security – Good, Fair, Poor
Not Far Behind
The best closer in fantasy until proven otherwise
He might not have a save but that’s not his fault
He might be hitting hiccups but great job security
KC is bad but Soria still puts up elite numbers
Bringing back the magic this year
Wilson looks to improve on his elite 2009 numbers
Good to have
Elite K’s from a closer with 40+ saves
You have to wonder when age will catch up
He will get trade, the question is “where?”
He’s going to walk people but looks solid so far
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Looks healthy enough!
Not an elite closer anymore, but still great
Another Dave Duncan success story
He already blew a save but just a minor hiccup
Injuries are always a concern for him.
No reason to doubt yet
I remain skeptical until further results
I’ve never really been a big fan of Qualls
Capps has answered the call so far but can he keep it up?
Ever heard “Easy come easy go”?
It’s bad to have closers on teams that can’t win.
Saves at the expense of ERA and WHIP. Your choice
I have a feeling he won’t come back right
His arm strength is slowly building back up
Could come back strong and then hurt himself again
He’s getting paid way too much to be given up on already
He could come back healthy…but…
Feliz is just electric, Frankie might not get his job back
Source: Fantasy Knuckleheads