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Relief Efforts: Experience critical for closers

Updated: April 30, 2008, 9:58 AM ET
By Eric Karabell | ESPN.com

Fantasy baseball owners always seem to be looking for the next big things to draft and trade for, aiming to unearth Evan Longoria and Max Scherzer types while they're still rookies, or even in the minors. When it comes to closers, however, experience certainly seems to be a critical factor in success. Maybe this helps explain why quite a few of the top-10 closers are old enough to have sired many of the current rookie of the year contenders.

Nearly two-thirds of today's closers were born ...

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