MLB Power Rankings: Top 5 Setup Men in Baseball

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MLB Power Rankings: Top 5 Setup Men in Baseball
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It's the closers who get all the recognition, but these guys are the ones who keep the leads intact or the games within reach.

I am talking about Middle Relievers. If a pitcher gets knocked out of a game in the sixth, seventh or eighth inning then these are the guys the manager calls on.

It is quite possibly the most underrated statistic in baseball, and yet these pitchers have mastered it—the art of the hold.

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