Fantasy Baseball – Relief Pitcher Power Rankings: Week 10


Relief Pitcher Power Rankings – Week 10

By WunderChad


This is a list of the top 50 relief pitchers in baseball in order of their projected value for the rest of the season, along with the reason for any changes from the previous week. Only pitchers who are currently in relief roles will be considered for the list.


Rank Pitcher Change
 1.  Craig Kimbrel, ATL
 2.  Jonathan Papelbon, PHI
 3.  Aroldis Chapman, CIN 1
 4.  Kenley Jansen, LAD 1
 5.  Joel Hanrahan, PIT 1
 6.  John Axford 1
 7.  Jim Johnson, BAL
 8.  Rafael Betancourt, COL
 9.  Jason Motte, STL
 10.  Fernando Rodney, TB
 11.  Joe Nathan, TEX
 12.  Chris Perez, CLE 3
 13.  Brett Myers, HOU 1
 14.  Santiago Casilla, SF 1
 15.  Jose Valverde, DET 1
 16.  Jonathan Broxton, KC 1
 17.  Matt Capps, MIN 2
 18.  Huston Street, SD 19
 19.  Addison Reed, CHW 3
 20.  J.J. Putz, ARI 2
 21.  Rafael Soriano, NYY 5
 22.  Ernesto Frieri, LAA 11
 23.  Alfredo Aceves, BOS 2
 24.  Tyler Clippard, WAS 10
 25.  Scott Downs, LAA 5
 26.  Jonny Venters, ATL 1
 27.  Brian Fuentes, OAK 2
 28.  Brandon League, SEA 12
 29.  Sergio Santos, TOR 2
 30.  Heath Bell, MIA
 31.  David Hernandez, ARI 4
 32.  David Robertson, NYY 9
 33.  Casey Janssen, TOR 2
 34.  Mike Adams, TEX 2
 35.  Tom Wilhelmsen, SEA 7
 36.  Drew Storen, WAS 4
 37.  James Russell, CHC 13
 38.  Andrew Bailey, BOS NEW
 39.  Matt Thornton, CHW
 40.  Frank Francisco, NYM 1
 41.  Sergio Romo, SF 3
 42.  Sean Burnett, WAS 4
 43.  Ryan Cook, OAK
 44.  Joaquin Benoit, DET 1
 45.  Shawn Camp, CHC NEW
 46.  Vinnie Pestano, CLE 1
 47.  Francisco Rodriguez, MIL 2
 48.  Sean Marshall, CIN 2
 49.  Steve Cishek, MIA NEW
 50.  Darren O’Day, BAL NEW

Up Most:

Huston Street, up 19, due to return from DL.
James Russell, up 13, due to sharing closer role.
Ernesto Frieri, up 11, due to sharing closer role.
Tyler Clippard, up 10, due to being named closer.
Tom Wilhelmsen, up 7, due to sharing closer role.


Added to List:

Andrew Bailey, due to being closer to returning from DL.
Shawn Camp, due to sharing closer role.
Steve Cishek, due to good performance.
Darren O’Day, due to good performance.


Down Most:

Brandon League, down 12, due to losing closer role, probably temporarily.
David Robertson, down 9, due Soriano’s firmer hold on closer role.


Dropped from List:

Henry Rodriguez, due to being removed from closer role.
Dale Thayer, due to Street’s return from DL.
Rafael Dolis, due to being optioned to the minors.
Jon Rauch, due to injury.


Today’s must-watch game: MIN @ KC, 8:10pm ET. Felipe Paulino has yet to give up a run in 19 innings at home this season, and will look to extend his streak against the weak-hitting Twins.

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  1. Munstradamus, Wunderchad, thanks for all the info you both share. It has made my fantasy baseball year fun thus far and I’m sure I’ll need it when the playoffs come. I was wondering about some of these closers, shopuld I make a move on them. 1.) is Huston worth picking up? 2.) I can pick up Hanrahan, Axford, Bentancourt and Motte in 3 different league, which one is my question, I have Betancourt, Perez and Jansen in those leagues, would you change any of those?

  2. The rankings speak for themselves. It’s why I do them. Street is worth picking up, but not over any of those guys, since there’s a chance that he may be traded and become a set up man. As far as the rest, the order I ranked them is the order you should prioritize. (Jansen first, Hanrahan second, etc.)

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