Fantasy Baseball: ADREIP results to identify sleepers, busts at closer

Fantasy expert Paul Mammino shows you how to identify sleepers and busts at closer in 2019.
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One of the toughest things to do in Fantasy drafts these days is finding enough saves. As you get ready to build your team for this season, you need to know who to target in the ninth innning, and MLB Fantasy expert Paul Mammino can help you out. 

As a former college pitcher who graduated with a degree in mathematics and went on to get a masters in business intelligence and analytics, Paul brings a unique perspective to Fantasy analysis. He has written for a number of different sites covering baseball, most recently writing content for Friends With Fantasy Benefits. He became interested in quantifying the skills necessary for relievers to succeed in high leverage roles, presenting his research at Saberseminar in 2017. 

And now that research is available for SportsLine users. Paul's new metric can help identify which pitchers coming off strong seasons can sustain it, who might be fool's gold, and who has a chance to come away as the winner of a spring battle to give you great value in Fantasy.

One player Paul has identified is Red Sox reliever Paul Brasier, who ranked as the second-best reliever in baseball last season by this metric. Brasier came out of nowhere to post a 1.60 ERA and 0.772 WHIP for the Red Sox, and could have a chance to replace the departed Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning, a huge role for Fantasy value. 

The metric also identifies other sleepers to target, plus some big names who could pitch their way out of a job in 2018. Avoiding those landmines could be the difference between winning your league and being an also-ran.

So, which closers can help you win your league? And who might wreck your season? ... Join SportsLine right now to see Paul Mammino's new reliever metric and see which pitchers can help you win a championship, all from a strategic Fantasy expert who can give you a huge edge in your draft!

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