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Mound Musings: Bullpen Check in – NL

Brad Johnson

For more than 25 years, pitching guru Brad "Bogfella" Johnson has provided insightful evaluation and analysis of pitchers to a wide variety of fantasy baseball websites, webcasts and radio broadcasts. He joined RotoWire in 2011 with his popular Bogfella's Notebook.

Saves remain a key scoring category in most fantasy leagues, but many owners are shying away from spending large amounts of draft money or higher picks to acquire the saves necessary to stay competitive in the category. You can punt the category – tough to win without some production here – or you can work the waiver wire, shopping for cheap sources of saves. It’s challenging, and the best values result from successful speculation where you can land a soon-to-be closer before your fellow owners.

Will the real closer sign in, please?

Even this early in the season, there are closer scenarios changing or at least potentially changing. Relief pitching has become an ever-increasing part of success in major league baseball. Very few teams have five reliable starters.

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