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Fantasy baseball: Top 20 relievers by tiers for 2021

Getting double-digit saves was not a problem for Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Liam Hendriks in 2020. Where should you draft him in 2021? Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

In 2020, Oakland Athletics right-hander Liam Hendriks has managed to avoid the fate of so many of the surprising fantasy closers of late who were unable to repeat a solid performance in back-to-back seasons. Hendriks was a top option in 2019 and he is, by a wide margin, the No. 1 closer on the ESPN Fantasy Player Rater. Hendriks had a ninth-round ADP on ESPN, behind only Milwaukee Brewers left-hander Josh Hader and San Diego Padres right-hander Kirby Yates among relievers. He currently has the most saves, but also three wins, 33 strikeouts and excellent marks in both ERA and WHIP.