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2011 Fantasy Projections No. 84: Why Yankees’ Mariano Rivera Is Still Top Closer

fantasy baseball projections will be released one-by-one until the top 100 players have been revealed. These rankings consider past achievements, current performance and expected future results based on standard 5×5 H2H settings.

Closers are the most overrated players in fantasy baseball.

The good ones deliver strong contributions to one category, but generally pitch less than five innings per week. For this reason, I tend to shy away from them until the later rounds. (Click here to see why adding closers is better than drafting them.)

The one (and only) exception to the rule is Mariano Rivera, who has averaged 40 saves per over the last 14 years and hasn’t recorded less than 28 in a season ...

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