By Todd Farino, www.thecloserreport.com
Team: Oakland Athletics
Projections: 39-5-1.91-.96-96 (SV-WIN-ERA-WHIP-K)
Average Draft Position: 132th pick
Recommended Draft Round: Nine
Team Saves Projection: 46
Injury Risk/Stability: 10/10
Top 50 Rank: No. 3
Andrew Bailey had a fantastic 2009 and earned his AL ROY award. In 2010 he will continue his dominance and establish himself as a stud closer. His K/9 rate is off the charts and his ERA and WHIP will set the foundation for any fantasy bullpen. The only negative for Bailey is the Oakland lack of commitment to winnings and the amount of save opportunities he will get.
The True Guru Draft Strategy: Bailey is currently going around the 132nd pick in drafts. We have him ranked 56th overall and you should feel comfortable taking him in the ninth round. You can wait longer, but risk losing him.