Every year, and with increased frequency, fantasy baseball leagues are expanding their scoring categories in a supposed effort to more closely approximate the actual game of baseball. No longer would the world be limited to 4x4 or even 5x5 scoring. The game of fantasy baseball was and is about grown men and women trying to act like "real" managers and general managers, assembling the strongest collection of baseball talent possible, and humiliating the competition en route to a championship. Yes. Just ... like ... real ... baseball.
With the Internet it became easier and easier to add almost unlimited scoring categories to fantasy baseball leagues, making them, if not better, certainly more complex. Among the most frequently added scoring category has been holds (HLD). This measure was theoretically implemented to find a way to integrate the relief pitcher into the game of fantasy baseball. Up to that point, the only relievers that were worth a dime (or more at auction) were the ones that earned saves.
Now, even baseball's middle men, the forgotten arms resting in major league bullpens, would suddenly be a part of the fantasy game. However, much like saves, not all holds are created equal. Some relievers that earn holds bring considerable value to the fantasy table while others still struggle to justify ownership.