Relief Pitcher Fantasy Baseball Rankings for 2018

RotoAce provides detailed relief pitcher fantasy baseball rankings broken into tiers, along with 2018 projections for all of the major statistical categories.

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2018 RELIEF PITCHER RANKINGS AND PROJECTIONS

TIER 1 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
1. Kenley Jansen, LAD 30 67 2.25 4 41 100 0.86 13.4 1.6 8.1 2.35
2. Craig Kimbrel, Bos 29 64 2.36 4 36 96 0.97 13.5 2.8 8.6 2.45
3. Aroldis Chapman, NYY 30 62 2.76 4 36 90 1.07 13.0 3.5 7.8 2.91
4. Roberto Osuna, Tor 23 65 3.15 4 36 77 1.02 10.6 1.9 8.6 3.22
5. Edwin Diaz, Sea 24 65 3.06 4 35 87 1.14 12.1 3.5 14.4 3.26
TIER 2 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
6. Ken Giles, Hou 27 64 2.81 3 35 85 1.09 11.9 3.2 7.3 2.98
7. Felipe Rivero, Pit 26 64 2.77 4 34 78 1.09 11.0 2.9 8.3 3.25
8. Brandon Morrow, ChC 33 63 2.98 4 34 66 1.07 9.4 2.9 9.3 3.04
9. Sean Doolittle, Was 31 56 3.21 4 29 67 1.06 10.8 2.1 6.7 3.36
10. Brad Hand, SD 28 69 3.14 3 31 81 1.16 10.5 3.1 10.5 3.22
11. Raisel Iglesias, Cin 28 69 3.23 3 32 83 1.17 10.8 3.0 8.6 3.17
12. Corey Knebel, Mil 26 67 3.21 4 31 96 1.21 12.9 4.1 11.6 3.17
TIER 3 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
13. Cody Allen, Cle 29 66 3.37 4 30 79 1.21 10.8 3.4 9.2 3.66
14. Kelvin Herrera, KC 28 65 3.56 3 33 65 1.23 9.0 3.1 9.9 3.74
15. Alex Colome, TB 29 65 3.62 3 33 63 1.24 8.7 3.0 8.2 3.87
16. Arodys Vizcaino, Atl 27 64 3.52 3 29 70 1.25 10.2 3.6 8.2 3.57
17. Wade Davis, Col 32 60 3.72 3 32 69 1.27 10.3 3.7 11.0 3.81
18. Greg Holland, SL 32 45 3.74 2 28 51 1.28 10.1 3.9 7.2 3.86
TIER 4 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
19. Andrew Miller, Cle 32 66 2.38 4 7 93 0.94 12.7 2.9 11.0 2.66
20. Hector Neris, Phi 28 71 3.67 3 27 79 1.27 10.0 3.5 12.7 3.66
21. Fernando Rodney, Min 41 60 3.87 3 27 64 1.30 9.6 4.2 9.2 3.98
22. Blake Treinen, Oak 29 67 3.63 3 23 65 1.34 8.7 3.6 11.3 3.75
23. Shane Greene, Det 29 64 3.98 3 25 64 1.31 9.0 3.4 11.2 4.18
24. Jeurys Familia, NYM 28 62 3.59 3 27 63 1.31 9.1 3.8 7.5 3.67
25. Brad Boxberger, Ari 29 58 3.79 4 22 66 1.31 10.2 4.1 14.0 3.78
26. Blake Parker, LAA 32 66 3.40 4 18 77 1.17 10.5 3.1 10.8 3.37
27. Keone Kela, Tex 24 49 3.56 2 20 61 1.23 11.2 3.8 11.7 3.77
TIER 5 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
28. Brad Brach, Bal 31 69 3.64 3 18 73 1.21 9.5 3.7 10.3 3.81
29. Hunter Strickland, SF 29 61 2.90 3 17 58 1.30 8.5 3.4 7.2 3.45
30. Archie Bradley, Ari 25 71 3.36 3 10 80 1.19 10.2 3.3 11.0 3.42
31. Zach Britton, Bal 30 32 3.01 2 17 32 1.25 9.0 3.5 11.3 3.24
32. Mark Melancon, SF 33 37 3.45 2 15 33 1.22 8.0 2.6 9.1 3.59
33. Nate Jones, ChW 32 50 3.45 3 12 52 1.18 10.6 3.1 11.1 3.49
34. Cam Bedrosian, LAA 26 57 3.51 3 12 64 1.27 10.1 3.7 8.3 3.85
35. Joakim Soria, ChW 33 63 3.63 4 12 67 1.28 9.5 3.3 8.8 3.84
36. Brad Ziegler, Mia 38 61 3.58 2 15 40 1.38 5.9 3.4 7.7 4.31
37. Kyle Barraclough, Mia 27 66 3.56 3 10 76 1.34 10.4 5.0 6.9 4.08
38. A.J. Ramos, NYM 31 61 3.88 3 10 68 1.36 10.0 4.5 6.2 4.26
39. Sam Dyson, SF 29 60 3.77 3 8 48 1.41 7.2 3.6 14.9 3.87
40. Pat Neshek, Phi 37 55 3.35 3 7 57 1.05 9.4 1.9 8.8 3.45
41. Anthony Swarzak, NYM 32 66 3.36 3 7 73 1.17 9.9 2.7 9.5 3.58
42. Addison Reed, Min 29 71 3.68 2 9 69 1.24 8.8 2.4 8.9 3.85
43. Mychal Givens, Bal 27 72 3.21 3 6 82 1.14 10.3 3.5 10.1 3.43
44. Tony Watson, SF 32 65 3.63 3 6 59 1.26 8.1 2.9 9.9 3.79
45. Juan Minaya, ChW 27 59 4.31 2 5 58 1.38 8.8 4.1 10.9 4.31
46. Matt Bush, Tex 32 57 3.85 4 6 56 1.30 8.9 3.0 9.1 3.75
47. Alex Claudio, Tex 26 67 3.43 3 6 49 1.26 6.6 2.8 11.3 3.42
48. Ryan Madson, Was 37 57 3.12 4 5 61 1.14 9.7 2.6 10.3 3.35
49. Yoshihisa Hirano, Ari 34 54 3.42 2 5 57 1.28 9.5 2.9 9.5 3.25
TIER 6 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
50. A.J. Minter, Atl 24 54 3.29 3 4 70 1.22 11.6 3.8 8.7 3.51
51. Luke Gregerson, SL 33 62 3.50 3 4 61 1.22 8.9 2.9 10.4 3.63
52. Domonic Leone, SL 26 61 3.61 3 4 66 1.26 9.7 3.5 11.4 3.95
53. Chad Green, NYY 26 82 3.16 4 0 109 1.09 12.0 2.4 14.8 3.07
54. David Robertson, NYY 32 67 3.11 4 3 88 1.13 11.8 3.2 11.1 3.16
55. Bud Norris, SL 33 60 3.97 2 3 62 1.30 9.3 3.3 11.7 3.92
56. Chris Devenski, Hou 27 71 3.23 5 1 83 1.11 10.5 2.6 7.7 3.35
57. Dellin Betances, NYY 30 55 2.94 3 2 82 1.15 13.4 4.3 9.8 3.02
58. Darren O’Day, Bal 35 58 3.70 3 3 71 1.19 11.0 3.5 9.8 3.84
59. Drew Steckenrider, Mia 27 57 3.37 2 3 67 1.27 10.5 4.0 12.5 3.52
60. Will Harris, Hou 33 59 3.07 3 2 62 1.14 9.5 2.3 11.6 3.08
61. Alex Wilson, Det 31 62 4.37 2 4 45 1.35 6.6 2.8 6.8 4.84
62. Santiago Casilla, Oak 37 58 4.16 3 4 54 1.33 8.4 3.4 10.1 4.52
63. Daniel Hudson, TB 31 61 4.05 3 3 60 1.37 8.8 3.7 8.7 4.14
64. Tommy Hunter, Phi 31 59 3.35 3 3 62 1.19 9.5 2.7 12.2 3.45
65. Tommy Kahnle, NYY 28 61 2.97 3 1 77 1.23 11.3 3.9 10.1 2.84
66. Trevor Hildenberger, Min 27 62 3.38 3 1 63 1.12 9.1 2.0 12.8 3.35
67. Justin Wilson, ChC 30 58 3.31 3 3 73 1.25 11.3 4.0 8.1 3.49
68. Juan Nicasio, Sea 31 71 3.56 3 4 76 1.26 9.6 3.2 11.4 3.78
69. Brett Cecil, SL 31 67 3.53 2 3 68 1.24 9.2 2.9 11.8 3.76
70. Bryan Shaw, Col 30 66 3.75 3 4 67 1.31 9.1 3.3 10.5 3.67
71. Carl Edwards Jr., ChC 26 59 3.33 3 2 78 1.24 11.9 4.5 13.2 3.29
72. Tyler Lyons, SL 30 60 3.63 3 2 63 1.19 9.4 2.7 13.4 3.76
73. Steve Cishek, ChC 31 50 3.60 3 3 49 1.22 8.9 3.0 10.5 3.86
74. Ryan Buchter, Oak 31 60 4.04 2 3 61 1.20 9.2 4.0 8.2 5.05
75. Kirby Yates, SD 30 55 3.63 3 2 69 1.22 11.3 3.5 15.1 3.74
76. Josh Hader, Mil 24 61 3.61 3 2 78 1.27 11.6 4.2 8.7 3.73
77. Michael Feliz, Pit 24 63 3.66 3 1 79 1.27 11.3 3.7 13.1 3.65
78. Jacob Barnes, Mil 27 66 3.66 3 3 73 1.31 9.9 3.7 12.5 3.72
TIER 7 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
79. Hector Rondon, Hou 30 54 3.71 2 1 59 1.19 9.9 2.9 11.8 3.75
80. Jim Johnson, LAA 34 55 3.96 2 2 51 1.36 8.4 3.5 9.5 4.16
81. Brandon Maurer, KC 27 59 4.29 3 2 58 1.33 8.8 3.0 10.0 4.35
82. Yusmeiro Petit, Oak 33 61 3.77 3 2 58 1.25 8.5 2.4 11.3 3.87
83. Pedro Strop, ChC 32 59 2.98 1 0 68 1.25 10.4 3.8 9.6 3.09
84. Jerry Blevens, NYM 34 49 3.55 2 2 55 1.30 10.1 3.8 8.2 3.75
85. Joe Kelly, Bos 29 61 3.49 4 2 64 1.28 9.5 3.4 11.0 3.64
86. Brandon Kintzler, Was 33 63 4.00 3 2 46 1.37 6.5 2.6 12.7 4.04
87. Jose Leclerc, Tex 24 59 4.49 3 3 68 1.45 10.4 6.1 8.3 4.82
88. Nick Goody, Cle 26 58 3.74 2 2 66 1.23 10.3 3.5 12.6 4.01
89. Michael Lorenzen, Cin 26 71 3.78 4 2 69 1.30 8.7 3.4 14.3 3.82
90. David Hernandez, Cin 32 56 3.95 3 2 59 1.27 9.5 3.0 10.6 3.91
91. Tim Lincecum, Tex 33 40 4.61 1 3 40 1.35 9.0 3.5 9.9 4.55
92. Ryan Tepera, Tor 30 67 3.81 4 2 68 1.30 9.2 3.7 12.2 3.97
93. Jake Diekman, Tex 31 54 3.95 3 2 58 1.40 9.7 4.6 8.8 3.98
94. George Kontos, Pit 32 64 3.71 3 2 56 1.31 7.9 2.8 9.7 4.03
95. Joe Jimenez, Det 23 44 4.08 2 2 47 1.34 9.6 4.0 11.3 4.16
96. Jake McGee, Col 31 54 3.66 2 1 55 1.21 9.1 2.7 8.9 3.84
97. Andrew Kittredge, TB 28 56 3.85 2 1 55 1.27 8.9 3.2 11.3 4.19
98. Liam Hendriks, Oak 29 61 3.81 2 1 64 1.24 9.4 2.9 11.3 3.98
99. Josh Fields, LAD 32 48 3.42 2 0 54 1.17 10.1 2.8 8.8 3.55
100. Pedro Baez, LAD 30 59 3.92 2 0 62 1.25 9.4 3.3 11.3 4.08
101. Joe Smith, Hou 34 55 3.40 2 1 55 1.25 9.0 2.8 10.3 3.55
102. Seung Hwan Oh, Tor 35 55 4.40 3 1 54 1.28 8.8 2.8 8.9 4.45
103. Carson Smith, Bos 28 53 3.73 3 1 50 1.35 8.5 3.7 6.9 3.92
104. Ryan Dull, Oak 28 52 4.36 2 1 52 1.24 9.0 3.2 12.4 4.45
105. Carter Capps, SD 27 40 4.14 2 1 40 1.24 9.0 3.7 12.1 4.19
106. Nick Vincent, Sea 31 60 3.85 3 0 51 1.24 7.7 2.4 6.9 3.94
107. Matt Barnes, Bos 27 67 3.86 2 0 71 1.31 9.5 3.8 12.9 3.97
108. Ryan Pressly, Min 29 63 3.96 2 0 62 1.31 8.8 3.1 9.6 4.22
109. Yimi Garcia, LAD 27 36 4.15 2 0 37 1.22 9.3 2.6 9.7 4.10
110. Emilio Pagan, Oak 26 49 4.08 2 0 52 1.25 9.5 2.4 9.5 4.18
111. Tyler Thornburg, Bos 29 45 3.99 2 0 46 1.33 9.1 3.6 9.5 4.09
112. Reyes Moronta, SF 25 45 4.09 2 0 53 1.39 10.6 4.5 8.3 3.98