2020 Relief Pitchers

by Doug Gruber

What to do about saves? Not long ago, closers who achieved 40 saves were common. For fantasy owners, a viable strategy was to target two reliable closers and count on 70-80 saves, or more. Not any longer. Those with 30-plus are dwindling as well, as the number of 30-save closers has been cut in half in just the past 5 years. Here are some recent data:

2017: Colome, Jansen and Holland over 40; Osuna, Knebel and Rodney at 39.

2018: Diaz, Davis and Kimbrel over 40; Treinen and . . .

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