Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 3/18/13
Photo Credit: Brule Laker In the 2013 Relief Pitcher Guide, I wrote this about Addison Reed: “Aside from a low strand rate (68.5%), high BABIP (.323) and somewhat low K/9 rate (8.84), Reed lived up to his sleeper status. While the K/9 rate was lower than projections, his 22.7 K% was above average – and he did well in getting ahead of hitters with a 66% first strike rate. He showed even more command in a 7.6 BB%. Basically, his 2012 ERA is going to make Reed a huge discount on draft day. There is a legit chance Reed is the most valuable reliever in the AL this season, as he is capable of a 2.70 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 70+ K’s.” As noted, it does appear he is being discounted. Anecdotally, in the fantasy baseball writers mock drafts I’ve done, Reed has gone toward the back tier of closer candidates. Reed was the 153rd pick in a recent 20 team industry draft behind Jim Johnson, Joel Hanrahan, Sergio Romo, Greg Holland and others and just a few picks before Huston Street, Tom Wilhelmsen, Gra...
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