If you happen to play in an enlightened fantasy baseball league you may already be incorporating holds. These relievers all get a big bump if so. If you’re still using saves alone like a neanderthal these guys are still worth having on your radar for their given boosts. The parade of arm soreness has begun in earnest. Consider these names in a pinch if/when you lose a starter.

Closers In Waiting

The next men up for saves. One break just needs to go their way.

K It Up

Get a category enhancer from these high K/9 strikeout artists.

Ratio Darlings

These guys may not earn saves, but they can help smooth your ratios.

Long Men

Hard up for starters? An effective long man can bridge a gap until you find someone.

The Joker

  • Josh Hader – You want someone who checks all of the boxes above? Hader’s your man.