Here is a list of closer-in-waiting and the draft values I expect to see in AL- or NL-only keeper leagues. No set-up man will fetch more than $14. There are just not enough roster spots for all of them to reach their maximum expected value. As a result many of the $8-14 pitchers will go for less. I placed pitchers there to signal those set-up men who have the best chance to move into the closers role or those who will have that kind of dollar value as pure set-up men.
A couple of closing situations should yield a set-up man in the higher tier, but I am not sure who the back-up will be. The Brewers situation is one in particular. With Eric Gagne closing, one wouldn't be crazy to think he will continue to breakdown. That makes his back-up worth grabbing. Unfortunately, I'm not excited about either Derek Turnbow or Dave Riske.
AL-Only Draft values
|$8-$14||Joba Chamberlain||BJ Ryan||Al Reyes||Rafael Betancourt|
|Octavio Dotel||Pat Neshek||Scot Shields||Brandon Morrow|
|$1-7||Hideki Okajima||Manny Delcarmen||Kyle Farnsworth||Fernando Rodney|
|Greg Aquino||Jamie Walker||Masahide Kobayashi||Yasuhiko Yabuto|
|Matt Guerrier||Joaquin Benoit||Eddie Guardado|
NL-Only Draft values
|$8-$14||Jon Rauch||Bobby Howry||Carlos Marmol||Jonathan Broxton|
|$1-7||Aaron Heilman||Tom Gordon||Pete Moylan||Matt Linstrom|
|Derek Turnbow||Dave Riske||Dave Weathers||Russ Springer|
|Oscar Villareal||Damaso Marte||Chad Qualls||Heath Bell|
|Tyler Walker||Brad Hennessey||Brian Fuentes|