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Addison Reed
Birthdate: 12/27/1988 (28 y, 3 m, 3 d)     Bats/Throws: L/R     Height/Weight: 6-4/215     Position: P
Drafted: 2010 June Amateur Draft - Round: 3, Pick: 13, Overall: 95, Team: Chicago White Sox
Contract: $7.8M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Reed figures to act as the Mets' closer for the first 15 games of the season, following reports that Jeurys Familia will be suspended for 15 games for violating baseball's domestic-violence policy. (3/29/2017)
Profiles:  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Addison Reed peaked in 2016, posting career bests in innings pitched, ERA, WHIP, strikeout rate and walk rate, just to name a few. By all measures, Reed had himself a career year. He's an exemplary set-up man — only Hector Neris recorded more outs in the eighth inning, and no one else came close — but it feels like a far cry from the more fantasy-relevant ninth-inning role he previously inhabited. Jeurys Familia's off-field turbulence and its lack of resolution has created a headache for fantasy owners. Despite Familia's lack of judicially-declared guilt, he likely faces a suspension similar to Aroldis Chapman's last year that could keep him out for a month. That would open the door for Reed to rack up six or seven saves before Familia returns to resume his role. That makes Reed a mandatory handcuff for Familia owners at the very least. He may not pay dividends on whatever it costs to draft him, though, especially if Familia is never actually suspended, but that's the way things go. He actually may be worth holding, though; he's one of the game's premier setup men and should produce excellent ratios and strikeout numbers as one of those underrated dominant middle relievers. And he's an obvious target in leagues that value holds. Targeting Reed comes with a straightforward game plan: draft him and Familia in tandem. (Alex Chamberlain)

The Quick Opinion: Addison Reed could even up saving seven games (in the event of a Jeurys Familia suspension), 40 games (suspension and injury), or zero games (neither). He's a must-draft for Familia owners. Even if he ends up not saving any games, his ratios and strikeouts will make him plenty valuable, and it comes with him being one of the game's best setup men.

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