Colorado Rockies

Huston Street, Colorado Rockies: 2010 Closer Profile

DENVER - OCTOBER 11:  Huston Street #16 of the Colorado Rockies throws a pitch against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game Three of the NLDS during the 2009 MLB Playoffs at Coors Field on October 11, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Todd FarinoCorrespondent IFebruary 3, 2010
By Todd Farino, www.thecloserreport.com
Projections: 41-5-2.97-1.02-70 (SV-WIN-ERA-WHIP-K)
Average Draft Position:  169th pick 
Recommended Draft Round: 6
Team Saves Projection: 46
Injury Risk/Stability: 8/10
Top 50 Rank: No. 6

After a slow start last season, Huston Street came on and developed into a top 10 closer for the Rockies. Had he stayed healthy near the end of the season, his numbers would have been even better. Street could easily have made the top five by the end of 2010. The Rockies are a formidable team with a slew of young players. Reasons that I like Street are simple: He has a solid K/9, he is consistent, and he was born to close.  At 26, Street is in his prime and heatlhy.  Street makes a great No. 1 closer, and he should have no problem.

The True Guru Draft Strategy: Street is one of the highest value closers you can get. The NL West is notorious for tight games, so Street should have plenty of opportunities. If he stays healthy, Street will easily clear 40 saves. Currently his ADP is round 15. That is insane. He's a steal in the seventh round and a good take in the sixth. Wait as late as you can, but don't get burned.

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