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Two relievers, on the way up.

When discussing the fantasy value of closers, the conversation often boils down to opportunity. The Yankees might have three of the top five or ten relievers in all of baseball, but in fantasyland saves reign supreme, muting the value of players such as Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller. Today we look at a pair of closers whose opportunities – and corresponding fantasy values - have changed significantly since this time last year.

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October 27, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: A Tale of Two Closers

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George Bissell

How Wade Davis and Jeurys Familia went from failed starters to dominant closers...

Fantasy owners', particularly keeper and dynasty owners', aversion to investing heavily in closers has been well documented and is certainly warranted. The risks often outweigh the rewards when you consider the relative instability of the position overall. Due to a toxic combination of injuries and ineffectiveness, there is more turnover on a yearly basis among closers than among player at any other position. As a result, elite fantasy stoppers have a tendency to emerge out of nowhere, as was the case with both Wade Davis and Jeurys Familia this year.

A pair of premier setup men a year ago, their performance once they ascended into their respective teams' closing roles made them two of the best values in fantasy baseball this season. According to the end-of-season valuations compiled by my Baseball Prospectus colleague Mike Gianella (who won both Tout Wars NL and LABR Mixed with Bret Sayre this year), only Andrew Miller ($23) earned more than Davis ($22) in the AL, while Familia ($23) finished behind Mark Melancon ($25) in the NL this season.

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The Mets finished off the Dodgers with a combination of sustained velocity and Daniel Murphy magic.

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April 8, 2014 6:00 am

Closer Report: Attrition

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Mauricio Rubio

We're just one week into the season, and a host of teams already have ninth-inning concerns.

Reliever volatility is not a new concept. We’re all used to the closer carousel that sustains itself on poor performance and injury as it turns throughout the season. What happened this week, however, bordered on a league-wide implosion of closers. Let’s take a look at who is left standing after the week that was.

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Notes on prospects playing abroad, including Mets right-hander Jeurys Familia and Rangers outfielder Engel Beltre.

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October 25, 2013 6:05 am

Minor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 24

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Jeff Moore

Notes on 11 prospects, including Orioles outfielder Henry Urrutia and Mets right-hander Jeurys Familia.

Hitter of the Day: Henry Urrutia, RF, Orioles (Surprise Saguaros): 3-6, 2 R, 2B, HR. We still don’t know how Urrutia’s game will translate against major-league pitching, but there’s not much else he can do to prove he can hit minor-league competition.

Pitcher of the Day: Jeurys Familia, RHP, Mets (Scottsdale Scorpions): 2 IP, H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K. Familia is in the desert to make up for time he lost this season after elbow surgery in June and because if that, he’s likely to have some inconsistencies. When he’s on, however, he has a great arm and on Thursday showed why he could be in the Mets plans for next season. The lost time won’t help with his need to develop his secondary pitches, but with a plus fastball and a future in the bullpen, he needs only an average second pitch to have a future as, at the very least, a middle reliever.

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