Major League Baseball's Top 10 Emerging Set-Up Men Under 30

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Major League Baseball's Top 10 Emerging Set-Up Men Under 30
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One of the most unheralded roles in baseball happens to be the guy who hands the ball off to the closer—the set-up man.

Unless you're in a fantasy league that counts "holds" as a scoring category, chances are you're not paying much attention to the other guys towards the back-end of the bullpen, other than the closer. 

It seems as though the only time these guys get any attention is when they blow a lead. 

I mean, when do we ever see a set-up man on Sportscenter or Baseball Tonight getting credit for earning a hold? 

Saves? Of course. 

A good percentage of the current closers in baseball were at one time, set-up men. 

And the best of the best are sometimes only an injury away from getting their shot at the closer's role, so it's not a bad idea to keep tabs on the successful ones.

Here are my top 10 emerging set-up men under 30 years old in Major League Baseball.

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