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05-19

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7

Closer Report: Eighth Edition
by
Matt Collins

05-12

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5

Closer Report: Seventh Edition, 2015
by
Matt Collins

05-05

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4

Closer Report: Sixth Edition, 2015
by
Matt Collins

04-28

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Closer Report: Fifth Edition, 2015
by
Matt Collins

04-21

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7

Closer Report: Fourth Edition, 2015
by
Matt Collins

04-14

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6

Closer Report: Third Edition, 2015
by
Matt Collins

04-07

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8

Closer Report: Second Edition
by
Matt Collins

04-03

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11

Fantasy Staff Predictions
by
BP Fantasy Staff

03-31

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7

Closer Report: Week One
by
Matt Collins

03-06

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Player Profile: Neftali Feliz
by
Nick Shlain

03-06

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6

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Relief Pitchers
by
BP Fantasy Staff

03-05

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6

Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Nick Burdi vs. Derek Law
by
J.P. Breen

03-05

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20

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Relief Pitchers
by
Bret Sayre

03-04

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10

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Relief Pitchers
by
Ben Carsley

03-04

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Player Profile: David Robertson
by
Jeff Quinton

03-03

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8

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Relief Pitchers
by
Mike Gianella

03-03

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6

Tale of the Tape: Fernando Rodney vs. Huston Street
by
Matt Collins

03-03

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46

Get to Know: Relief Pitcher Prospects
by
Craig Goldstein

03-02

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5

State of the Position: Relief Pitcher
by
J.P. Breen

03-02

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6

The Quinton: Market Corrections and Undervaluing Closers
by
Jeff Quinton

03-02

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14

Fantasy Players to Target: Relief Pitchers
by
BP Fantasy Staff

12-04

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3

Retrospective Player Valuation: Mixed-League Pitchers
by
Mike Gianella

09-08

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5

Closer Report: Week 22: Looking Back, Looking Forward
by
Mauricio Rubio

08-25

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Closer Report: Week 22
by
Mauricio Rubio

08-18

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Closer Report: Week 21
by
Mauricio Rubio

08-11

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Closer Report: Week 20
by
Mauricio Rubio

08-04

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Closer Report: Week 19
by
Mauricio Rubio

07-28

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Closer Report: Week 18
by
Mauricio Rubio

07-21

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Closer Report: Week 17
by
Mauricio Rubio

07-14

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Closer Report: Week 16
by
Mauricio Rubio

07-07

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Closer Report: Week 15
by
Mauricio Rubio

06-30

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Closer Report: Week 14: Closer Swap
by
Mauricio Rubio

06-23

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Closer Report: Week 13
by
Mauricio Rubio

06-16

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Closer Report: Week 12
by
Mauricio Rubio

06-09

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Closer Report: Week 11: The Ballad of Kevin Gregg
by
Mauricio Rubio

06-02

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Closer Report: Week 10
by
Mauricio Rubio

05-28

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Closer Report: Week Nine
by
Mauricio Rubio

05-22

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Closer Report: Week Eight
by
Mauricio Rubio

05-19

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3

Fantasy Freestyle: My Closer Lost His Job and Now I Hate Everybody
by
Mike Gianella

05-15

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14

Closer Report: Week Seven
by
Mauricio Rubio

05-06

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Closer Report: Week Six
by
Mauricio Rubio

04-29

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Closer Report: Week Five
by
Mauricio Rubio

04-22

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Closer Report: Week Four
by
Mauricio Rubio

04-15

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Closer Report: Week Three
by
Mauricio Rubio

04-08

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13

Closer Report: Attrition
by
Mauricio Rubio

04-01

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22

Closer Report: Week One
by
Mauricio Rubio

03-27

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6

Fantasy Freestyle: Three Murky Closer Situations
by
Mauricio Rubio

03-07

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12

Graphical Fantasy Rankings: Relief Pitchers
by
Mauricio Rubio

03-07

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6

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief Pitchers
by
Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

03-07

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9

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Relief Pitchers
by
BP Fantasy Staff

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March 5, 2015 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Relief Pitchers

20

Bret Sayre

Sizing up the bullpen arms for the long haul.

The Primer:

Because dynasty league rankings are relatively league-dependent, I set up parameters for ranking the players below (and the ones who will follow at other positions). The list here presupposes a 16-team standard dynasty format, where there are no contracts/salaries, players can be kept forever and owners have minor league farm systems in which to hoard prospects. So feel free to adjust this as necessary for your individual league, whether it’s moving non-elite prospects without 2014 ETAs down if you don’t have separate farm teams or moving lower-risk, lower-reward players up in deeper mixed or -only formats.

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March 4, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Relief Pitchers

10

Ben Carsley

Ranking the bullpen arms based on their value through the end of the 2017 season.

Previous articles in this series:

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March 4, 2015 6:00 am

Player Profile: David Robertson

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Jeff Quinton

A look at what's in store for the closer, who left the Bronx for the South Side of Chicago.

Player Background

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March 3, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Relief Pitchers

8

Mike Gianella

Stacking up the ninth-inning men.

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March 3, 2015 6:00 am

Tale of the Tape: Fernando Rodney vs. Huston Street

6

Matt Collins

Which of these AL Central closers is a better bet for your fantasy squad in 2015?

We’ve finally gotten to the week where we cover everyone’s favorite position. Who doesn’t love projecting and just generally thinking about relief pitchers with all of their spare time? It can’t just be me, right? For this week’s Tale of the Tape, we’re pitting two veteran division rivals against each other, both of whom possess the all-important “established closer” tag. Although neither are to be considered top tier options, both will be owned in all leagues, and figure to play significant roles in their respective team’s playoff chances. It’s Fernando Rodney vs. Huston Street.

Saves

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March 3, 2015 6:00 am

Get to Know: Relief Pitcher Prospects

46

Craig Goldstein

Is there such a thing for fantasy purposes?

Previous articles in this series:

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March 2, 2015 6:00 am

State of the Position: Relief Pitcher

5

J.P. Breen

An overview of the ninth-inning men and those who'll set them up.

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March 2, 2015 6:00 am

The Quinton: Market Corrections and Undervaluing Closers

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Jeff Quinton

Why some fantasy players might have taken the "don't pay for saves" mantra too far.

Like many, I have been dreading relief pitcher week. I would call closers my fantasy baseball Achilles heel, but that would be understating my other flaws. For years now, we have heard experts say, “Don’t pay for saves.” What these experts really meant by this sentiment is either (i) that we should not overpay for saves or (ii) that the (fantasy baseball) market was overvaluing saves.

While closers are still overvalued in some leagues, the closer market has corrected itself in many. Additionally, there appears to be some overcorrection happening—some owners end up avoiding saves all together. This can be a profitable strategy if the market is overvaluing saves, but it can also be a decision-making crutch for avoiding the most volatile position. If it is the latter (as it was for me last season), then we are likely to miss out on good values in the closer market and unnecessarily handicap our teams. While the majority of fantasy baseball participants are not undervaluing saves, this article is for those, like me, who have done so and are at risk of doing so in the future. We will take a look at how we came to do so and how we can hopefully overcome this weakness.

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March 2, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Players to Target: Relief Pitchers

14

BP Fantasy Staff

These 'pen arms might provide nice returns on investment in drafts and auctions this spring.

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December 4, 2014 6:00 am

Retrospective Player Valuation: Mixed-League Pitchers

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Mike Gianella

An in-depth look at pitchers' returns on fantasy investments in mixed formats during the past season.

This is the final installment in a six-part series on player valuation. The first five parts of the series covered AL and NL-only league valuation for hitters and pitchers, and mixed-league valuation for hitters. This article concludes the series with a look back at pitchers.

As with the mixed league hitters, there are no plans to reinvent the wheel and run through the painstaking steps that got me to my mixed league valuations. There is a significant change on the pitching side of the ledger that will be addressed within the body of the article. A full look at the methodology behind the valuations can be found here.

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September 8, 2014 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 22: Looking Back, Looking Forward

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Mauricio Rubio

Mauricio evalutes his preseason closer strategy and reveals how he'll approach them in 2015.

This is my last Closer To Me article for 2014. Rather than run a vanilla update on what happened the last two weeks, let’s look back on the season as a whole and see how the highest ranked closers according to ADP and auction dollars according to Fantasy Pros.

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August 25, 2014 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 22

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Mauricio Rubio

Surveying the Ninth-Inning Situations Around the League

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