FANTASY BASEBALL: Reliever Power Rankings – Week 6

Reliever Power Rankings – Week 6

Relief pitchers. The most volatile position in fantasy baseball. So much changes very quickly. So I’m here to help you make sense of it all. This is a list of the top 50 relief pitchers in baseball in order of their projected value for the rest of the season. Only pitchers who are currently in relief roles will be considered for the list. I’ll update this weekly.


1. Craig Kimbrel, ATL 26. Sergio Santos, LAD
2. Jonathan Papelbon, PHI 27. Alfredo Aceves, BOS
3. David Robertson, NYY 28. Scott Downs, LAA
4. John Axford, MIL 29. Matt Capps, MIN
5. Sean Marshall, CIN 30. Hector Santiago, CHW
6. Rafael Betancourt, COL 31. Matt Thornton, CHW
7. Jason Motte, STL 32. Francisco Cordero, TOR
8. Joel Hanrahan, PIT 33. Jordan Walden, LAA
9. Joe Nathan, TEX 34. Steve Cishek, MIA
10. Jim Johnson, BAL 35. Tyler Clippard, WAS
11. Henry Rodriguez, WAS 36. David Hernandez, ARI
12. Brett Myers, HOU 37. Frank Francisco, NYM
13. Jose Valverde, DET 38. Mike Adams, TEX
14. Fernando Rodney, TB 39. Rafael Soriano, NYY
15. Aroldis Chapman, CIN 40. Rafael Dolis, CHC
16. Brandon League, SEA 41. Addison Reed, CHW
17. J.J. Putz, ARI 42. Sergio Romo, SF
18. Huston Street, SD 43. Drew Storen, WAS
19. Santiago Casilla, SF 44. Tom Wilhelmsen, SEA
20. Chris Perez, CLE 45. Carlos Marmol, CHC
21. Kenley Jansen, LAD 46. Luke Gregorson, SD
22. Grant Balfour, OAK 47. Joel Peralta, TB
23. Jonathan Broxton, KC 48. Aaron Crow, KC
24. Jonny Venters, ATL 49. Francisco Rodriguez, MIL
25. Javy Guerra, LAD 50. Ryan Cook, OAK


(Check out where Muntradamus ranked his closers)

Today’s must-watch game: MIL @ SF, 10:15pm ET. It’s a battle of the aces as former Cy Young Award winners Zack Greinke and Tim Lincecum battle it out on the bay.

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  1. Hello WunderChad and Muntradamus,
    First of all, WunderChad, welcome to the Beastdome Community and glad to have another astute perspective upon Fantasy Baseball. Also, just followed you on Twitter! I was wondering if you could help me with my current situation… I am in a 14 man H2H “raw fantasy score” league and am still becoming more acclimated with the sport (1st time in Fantasy Baseball and Fantasy Sports for that matter). Cliff Lee, my all star pitcher, is currently out at the moment, and my amazing relief pitcher Mariano Rivera could potentially have a career ending injury. Furthermore, Pablo Sandoval is out as well. Anyway, what I intend on asking is, what adjustments if any should be taken in order to improve my team? Here is my current line up:

    Thanks in advance, and I appreciate the articles!
    Kind Regards,
    Scream, otherwise known as Garrett

  2. Thanks for the welcome, guys. Glad to be here. Garrett, the first thing to do is onvious, and that’s drop Rivera. That leaves you with two empty roster spots which I would fill with Beckett, who someone foolishly dropped in your league, and Scott Downs. Downs migh not be he closer the rest of the way, but while he is, he should be owned. I would also try to trade one of your catchers for additional starting pithing help.

  3. Alright I just made the adjustments, should I consider picking up Adam Wainwright in the future as well when Scott Downs ends he hot streak (if he does anyway)?

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