Relief Pitcher Fantasy Baseball Rankings for 2019

RotoAce provides detailed relief pitcher fantasy baseball rankings, broken into tiers, along with 2019 projections. We feel tiers are important, because if you use these lists during your draft, it’s easier to determine which player is more important to grab first.

2019 RELIEF PITCHER RANKINGS AND PROJECTIONS

TIER 1 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
1. Edwin Diaz, NYM 25 68 2.41 4 35 105 0.98 13.9 2.8 13.2 2.51
2. Kenley Jansen, LAD 31 68 3.14 4 38 83 1.02 11.0 2.1 9.3 3.24
3. Aroldis Chapman, NYY 31 61 2.56 4 34 92 1.07 13.5 4.0 7.6 2.91
4. Craig Kimbrel, FA 30 62 2.75 4 32 94 1.01 13.7 3.6 9.2 2.91
5. Blake Treinen, Oak 30 71 2.88 4 34 79 1.14 10.0 3.1 9.6 3.11
6. Brad Hand, Cle 29 71 3.18 3 34 91 1.15 11.5 3.2 10.9 3.29
7. Felipe Vazquez, Pit 27 68 2.89 4 33 85 1.17 11.2 3.1 7.9 3.08
TIER 2 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
8. Josh Hader, Mil 25 84 2.64 6 15 127 1.05 13.6 3.4 12.0 2.99
9. Roberto Osuna, Hou 24 62 3.25 4 33 66 1.09 9.6 1.9 7.7 3.37
10. Raisel Iglesias, Cin 29 71 3.22 3 32 81 1.19 10.3 3.2 12.4 3.48
11. Sean Doolittle, Was 32 52 3.15 3 27 64 1.03 11.1 2.1 6.7 3.34
12. Kirby Yates, SD 32 62 3.31 4 30 83 1.14 12.1 3.1 12.8 3.33
TIER 3 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
13. Jose Leclerc, Tex 25 63 3.13 3 29 84 1.31 12.0 5.1 4.3 3.64
14. Ken Giles, Tor 28 59 3.55 3 29 68 1.20 10.4 2.8 8.1 3.61
15. Cody Allen, LAA 30 64 3.66 3 30 73 1.24 10.2 3.6 9.8 3.86
16. David Robertson, Phi 33 65 3.01 5 23 88 1.12 12.2 3.4 10.3 3.10
17. Will Smith, SF 29 58 3.06 3 25 72 1.14 11.1 3.2 10.6 3.19
18. Wade Davis, Col 33 61 3.85 3 32 73 1.27 10.7 3.7 12.0 3.84
19. Jose Alvarado, TB 23 61 3.10 3 25 75 1.27 11.0 4.4 7.1 3.43
TIER 4 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
20. Archie Bradley, Ari 26 71 3.61 4 22 77 1.19 9.8 3.2 11.6 3.48
21. Alex Colome, ChW 30 65 3.64 3 20 65 1.26 9.0 3.0 9.0 3.89
22. Brandon Morrow, ChC 34 46 3.41 3 22 47 1.21 9.2 2.9 9.3 3.46
23. Andrew Miller, SL 33 54 2.87 3 15 70 1.12 11.7 3.1 11.0 3.09
24. Mychal Givens, Bal 28 69 3.62 3 25 74 1.24 9.6 3.5 8.4 3.74
25. Jordan Hicks, SL 22 67 3.39 3 25 73 1.31 9.8 4.3 8.0 3.49
26. Arodys Vizcaino, Atl 28 54 3.81 3 25 59 1.25 9.8 3.6 8.5 3.91
27. Hunter Strickland, Sea 30 47 3.92 3 25 41 1.36 7.8 3.6 7.1 4.28
28. Matt Barnes, Bos 28 63 3.36 4 20 83 1.25 11.9 3.9 12.6 3.37
29. Trevor May, Min 29 58 3.56 3 17 68 1.19 10.5 2.3 11.0 2.46
30. Shane Greene, Det 30 64 4.17 4 27 61 1.33 8.6 3.3 12.3 4.22
31. Drew Steckenrider, Mia 28 63 3.59 3 20 72 1.27 10.3 3.9 10.9 3.72
32. Blake Parker, Min 33 66 3.89 3 14 67 1.25 9.1 3.1 12.1 4.01
33. Ryan Brasier, Bos 31 61 3.64 3 14 57 1.22 8.4 2.7 6.5 3.85
34. Brad Boxberger, KC 30 56 4.04 3 17 65 1.40 10.4 4.4 14.8 4.20
35. Sergio Romo, Mia 36 61 3.81 3 15 62 1.22 9.2 2.8 13.7 4.01
36. Jeremy Jeffress, Mil 31 60 3.37 4 12 63 1.27 9.4 3.5 12.3 3.43
37. Pedro Strop, ChC 33 59 2.98 4 10 62 1.17 9.4 3.5 9.2 3.75
TIER 5 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
38. Seranthony Dominguez, Phi 25 65 3.29 4 11 82 1.22 11.3 3.9 10.5 3.39
39. Chad Green, NYY 27 70 2.77 5 0 90 1.02 11.6 2.4 12.9 3.07
40. Ryan Pressly, Hou 30 69 2.95 3 4 88 1.08 11.5 27.0 9.9 3.05
41. Dellin Betances, NYY 31 55 2.81 4 4 84 1.12 13.6 4.1 11.5 2.83
42. Wily Peralta, KC 29 55 4.35 3 13 50 1.41 8.2 4.0 13.7 4.39
43. Anthony Swarzak, Sea 33 49 3.88 3 12 50 1.26 9.2 3.1 9.9 4.08
44. A.J. Minter, Atl 25 61 3.35 4 10 71 1.24 10.5 3.5 7.2 3.47
45. Kelvin Herrera, ChW 29 53 3.95 3 10 52 1.27 8.8 2.9 12.0 4.05
46. Mark Melancon, SF 34 48 3.38 3 10 40 1.25 7.5 2.7 8.9 3.64
47. Trevor Rosenthal, Was 28 59 3.20 3 9 77 1.25 11.7 4.0 7.5 3.29
48. Corey Knebel, Mil 27 31 3.15 2 9 44 1.16 12.8 3.8 13.3 3.11
49. Chaz Roe, TB 32 54 3.66 3 8 57 1.22 9.5 3.3 12.8 3.80
50. Joakim Soria, Oak 34 61 3.54 3 7 63 1.20 9.3 3.0 8.5 3.76
51. Jeurys Familia, NYM 29 66 3.20 4 5 73 1.24 9.9 3.6 6.8 3.40
TIER 6 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
52. Zach Britton, NYY 31 56 3.17 3 5 53 1.27 8.5 3.7 11.9 3.38
53. Adam Ottavino, NYY 33 62 3.59 3 4 79 1.25 11.5 4.3 11.8 3.76
54. Joe Jimenez, Det 24 63 3.85 3 6 71 1.24 10.2 3.5 8.7 4.01
55. Jesse Chavez, Tex 35 77 4.06 4 6 72 1.26 8.4 2.5 13.3 4.05
56. Ty Buttrey, LAA 26 64 3.61 3 6 68 1.31 9.5 3.9 8.9 3.77
57. Adam Conley, Mia 28 64 3.98 3 6 58 1.30 8.2 3.4 10.6 4.04
58. Taylor Rogers, Min 28 69 2.95 3 5 72 1.11 9.4 2.6 10.7 3.05
59. Keone Kela, Pit 25 55 3.04 3 4 70 1.15 11.5 3.4 11.2 3.12
60. Diego Castillo, TB 25 57 3.23 4 4 65 1.11 10.3 2.9 12.0 3.33
61. Greg Holland, Ari 33 56 4.22 3 5 58 1.44 9.3 4.8 6.9 4.31
62. Seth Lugo, NYM 29 72 3.17 3 1 74 1.15 9.2 2.4 10.9 3.35
63. Jose Castillo, SD 23 41 3.49 2 2 50 1.17 10.9 4.0 8.6 3.64
64. Lou Trivino, Oak 27 71 3.43 5 2 73 1.28 9.3 3.7 14.3 3.65
65. Jace Fry, ChW 25 52 3.45 3 3 61 1.25 10.5 4.2 10.6 3.63
66. Seung Hwan Oh, Col 36 62 3.94 4 5 63 1.22 9.2 2.7 11.0 4.26
67. Ryan Tepera, Tor 31 63 3.99 4 5 63 1.29 9.0 3.5 12.8 4.05
68. Darren O’Day, Atl 36 46 3.41 2 2 53 1.15 10.3 3.2 9.9 3.55
69. Chris Devenski, Hou 28 57 3.72 3 1 63 1.16 9.9 2.7 9.6 3.83
70. Hector Neris, Phi 29 48 3.62 3 2 62 1.27 11.6 3.3 14.6 3.52
71. Hector Rondon, Hou 31 56 3.61 3 3 62 1.21 9.9 3.0 11.1 3.58
72. Richard Rodriguez, Pit 29 66 3.65 3 2 73 1.20 10.0 3.0 10.5 3.75
73. Nate Jones, ChW 33 41 3.69 3 4 45 1.27 9.9 3.5 11.2 3.82
74. Yoshihisa Hirano, Ari 35 60 3.69 3 3 55 1.28 8.2 3.3 10.0 3.80
75. Pat Neshek, Phi 38 54 3.66 3 1 49 1.13 8.2 1.9 8.6 3.97
76. Joe Kelly, LAD 30 66 3.30 3 2 73 1.25 9.9 3.5 9.7 3.40
77. Brad Brach, ChC 32 63 3.65 3 2 64 1.29 9.1 3.7 10.0 3.91
TIER 7 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
78. Bud Norris, Tor 34 54 3.91 3 2 58 1.32 9.6 3.5 11.9 4.04
79. Steve Cishek, ChC 32 54 3.66 3 2 56 1.23 9.3 3.6 7.5 3.88
80. Jared Hughes, Cin 33 64 3.69 3 3 50 1.23 7.0 3.3 11.4 4.04
81. Tommy Hunter, Phi 32 57 3.83 3 2 52 1.25 8.2 2.5 12.0 3.74
82. Carl Edwards Jr., ChC 27 58 3.59 3 1 74 1.29 11.5 5.0 9.9 3.78
83. Robert Gsellman, NYM 25 69 3.77 5 2 61 1.30 7.9 3.0 11.7 3.96
84. Reyes Moronta, SF 26 58 3.43 2 1 71 1.29 11.0 4.7 7.6 3.78
85. Tanner Scott, Bal 24 54 3.65 3 2 68 1.40 11.3 5.4 11.8 3.82
86. Corbin Burnes, Mil 24 75 4.31 5 0 68 1.38 8.2 3.4 12.9 4.29
87. Luke Gregerson, SL 34 45 3.66 2 1 43 1.24 8.6 3.0 10.6 3.78
88. Cam Bedrosian, LAA 27 56 3.88 4 1 52 1.33 8.4 3.6 9.5 3.93
89. Fernando Rodney, Oak 42 46 3.91 3 2 45 1.38 8.9 4.2 9.4 4.05
90. Keynan Middleton, LAA 25 25 4.01 1 1 26 1.31 9.3 3.8 13.8 4.19