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.

2018 FANTASY BASEBALL 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. Brandon Morrow, ChC 33 63 2.94 4 33 66 1.07 9.4 2.9 9.3 3.04
8. Sean Doolittle, Was 31 56 3.26 4 28 67 1.06 10.8 2.1 6.7 3.36
9. Brad Hand, SD 28 69 3.12 3 30 81 1.15 10.5 3.1 10.5 3.22
10. Felipe Rivero, Pit 26 71 2.91 4 30 88 1.16 11.1 3.2 8.3 3.25
11. Raisel Iglesias, Cin 28 69 3.14 3 31 83 1.15 10.8 3.0 8.6 3.17
12. Corey Knebel, Mil 26 67 3.19 4 30 96 1.19 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 3.46 4 28 79 1.21 10.8 3.4 9.2 3.66
14. Mark Melancon, SF 33 60 3.34 3 27 54 1.23 8.0 2.5 9.1 3.49
15. Alex Colome, TB 29 65 3.70 3 32 63 1.25 8.7 3.0 8.2 3.87
16. Wade Davis, Col 32 60 3.85 3 30 69 1.29 10.3 3.7 11.0 3.81
17. Kelvin Herrera, KC 28 65 3.79 3 29 65 1.26 9.0 3.1 9.9 3.87
18. Jeurys Familia, NYM 28 62 3.60 3 29 63 1.34 9.1 3.8 7.5 3.67
19. Arodys Vizcaino, Atl 27 61 3.49 3 26 70 1.28 10.3 3.9 8.2 3.57
TIER 4 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
20. Archie Bradley, Ari 25 71 3.21 3 21 80 1.14 10.2 3.3 11.0 3.42
21. Andrew Miller, Cle 32 66 2.41 4 8 93 0.94 12.7 2.9 11.0 2.66
22. Shane Greene, Det 29 64 4.03 3 28 64 1.31 9.0 3.4 11.2 4.18
23. Hector Neris, Phi 28 71 3.54 3 26 79 1.27 10.0 3.5 12.7 3.66
24. Fernando Rodney, Min 41 60 3.92 3 28 64 1.29 9.6 4.2 9.2 3.98
25. Luke Gregerson, SL 33 65 3.55 3 22 64 1.24 8.9 2.9 10.4 3.63
26. Alex Claudio, Tex 26 67 3.30 3 20 49 1.26 6.6 2.8 11.3 3.42
TIER 5 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
27. Joakim Soria, ChW 33 63 3.74 4 18 67 1.30 9.5 3.3 8.8 3.84
28. Brad Brach, Bal 31 69 3.68 3 18 73 1.21 9.5 3.7 10.3 3.81
29. Zach Britton, Bal 30 35 3.08 2 15 35 1.30 9.0 3.5 11.3 3.24
30. Blake Parker, LAA 32 66 2.73 4 17 75 1.00 10.2 3.1 10.8 2.89
31. Cam Bedrosian, LAA 26 57 3.65 3 17 64 1.28 10.1 3.7 8.3 3.85
32. Blake Treinen, Oak 29 67 3.65 3 16 65 1.35 8.7 3.6 11.3 3.75
33. Kyle Barraclough, Mia 27 66 3.66 3 12 76 1.33 10.4 5.0 6.9 4.08
34. Brad Ziegler, Mia 38 61 3.57 2 12 40 1.38 5.9 3.4 7.7 4.31
35. Brad Boxberger, Ari 29 58 3.64 4 12 66 1.29 10.2 4.1 14.0 3.78
36. Greg Holland, FA 32 50 3.77 2 10 56 1.28 10.1 3.9 7.2 3.86
37. Sam Dyson, SF 29 60 3.67 3 10 48 1.39 7.2 3.6 14.9 3.87
38. Pat Neshek, Phi 37 55 3.26 3 8 57 0.97 9.4 1.8 8.8 3.45
TIER 6 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
39. Ryan Madson, Was 37 57 3.27 4 5 61 1.15 9.7 2.6 10.3 3.35
40. Anthony Swarzak, NYM 32 66 3.39 3 6 73 1.17 9.9 2.7 9.5 3.58
41. Tyler Lyons, SL 30 60 3.65 3 5 63 1.19 9.4 2.7 13.4 3.76
42. Addison Reed, Min 29 71 3.73 2 5 69 1.28 8.8 2.4 8.9 3.85
43. Chad Green, NYY 26 82 2.90 4 0 109 1.02 12.0 2.4 14.8 3.07
44. Chris Devenski, Hou 27 71 3.16 5 1 83 1.11 10.5 2.6 7.7 3.35
45. David Robertson, NYY 32 67 3.11 4 3 88 1.13 11.8 3.2 11.1 3.16
46. Dellin Betances, NYY 30 55 2.93 3 2 82 1.15 13.4 4.3 9.8 3.02
47. A.J. Minter, Atl 24 54 3.29 3 2 70 1.22 11.6 3.8 8.7 3.51
48. Darren O’Day, Bal 35 58 3.69 3 3 71 1.17 11.0 3.5 9.8 3.84
49. Drew Steckenrider, Mia 27 57 3.37 2 2 67 1.27 10.5 4.0 12.5 3.52
50. Alex Wilson, Det 31 62 4.68 2 5 45 1.38 6.6 2.8 6.8 4.84
51. Santiago Casilla, Oak 37 58 4.34 3 4 54 1.35 8.4 3.4 10.1 4.52
52. Daniel Hudson, Pit 31 61 4.04 3 3 60 1.36 8.8 3.7 8.7 4.14
53. Tommy Kahnle, NYY 28 61 2.79 3 1 77 1.18 11.3 3.9 10.1 2.84
54. Justin Wilson, ChC 30 58 3.20 3 3 73 1.22 11.3 4.0 8.1 3.49
55. Mychal Givens, Bal 27 72 2.95 3 1 82 1.11 10.3 3.5 10.1 3.43
56. Tommy Hunter, Phi 31 59 3.29 3 3 62 1.19 9.5 2.7 12.2 3.45
57. Juan Nicasio, Sea 31 71 3.63 3 4 76 1.25 9.6 3.2 11.4 3.78
58. Bryan Shaw, Col 30 66 3.84 3 4 67 1.31 9.1 3.3 10.5 3.67
59. Will Harris, Hou 33 59 2.94 3 2 62 1.14 9.5 2.3 11.6 3.08
60. Steve Cishek, ChC 31 50 3.66 3 3 49 1.21 8.9 3.0 10.5 3.86
61. Ryan Buchter, Oak 31 60 4.11 2 2 61 1.13 9.2 4.0 8.2 5.05
62. Nate Jones, ChW 32 55 3.45 2 2 65 1.22 10.6 3.3 11.1 3.49
TIER 7 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
63. Koda Glover, Was 24 57 3.83 3 2 58 1.23 9.1 2.7 9.1 3.84
64. Hector Rondon, Hou 30 54 3.78 2 1 59 1.19 9.9 2.9 11.8 3.75
65. Jim Johnson, LAA 34 55 3.96 2 2 51 1.36 8.4 3.5 9.5 4.16
66. Brandon Maurer, KC 27 59 4.29 3 2 58 1.33 8.8 3.0 10.0 4.35
67. A.J. Ramos, NYM 31 61 4.03 3 2 68 1.37 10.0 4.5 6.2 4.26
68. Brandon Kintzler, Was 33 63 4.00 3 2 46 1.37 6.5 2.6 12.7 4.04
69. Carter Capps, SD 27 40 4.14 2 2 40 1.24 9.0 3.7 12.1 4.19
70. Yusmeiro Petit, Oak 33 61 3.77 3 2 58 1.25 8.5 2.4 11.3 3.87
71. Pedro Strop, ChC 32 59 2.98 1 0 68 1.25 10.4 3.8 9.6 3.09
72. Hunter Strickland, SF 29 61 2.90 3 2 58 1.30 8.5 3.4 7.2 3.45
73. Carl Edwards Jr., ChC 26 59 3.31 3 1 78 1.24 11.9 4.5 13.2 3.29
74. Seung Hwan Oh, Tex 35 55 4.40 3 3 54 1.28 8.8 2.8 8.9 4.45
75. Jose Leclerc, Tex 24 59 4.49 3 4 68 1.45 10.4 6.1 8.3 4.82
76. Michael Lorenzen, Cin 26 71 3.78 4 2 69 1.30 8.7 3.4 14.3 3.82
77. Josh Hader, Mil 24 55 3.71 3 1 71 1.27 11.6 4.2 8.7 3.83
78. David Phelps, Sea 31 59 3.45 4 1 64 1.26 9.8 3.5 10.4 3.56
79. Jake McGee, Col 31 54 3.66 2 1 55 1.21 9.1 2.7 8.9 3.84
80. Andrew Kittredge, TB 28 56 3.85 2 1 55 1.27 8.9 3.2 11.3 4.19
81. Domonic Leone, SL 26 61 3.71 3 1 66 1.28 9.7 3.5 11.4 3.95
82. Pedro Baez, LAD 30 59 3.92 2 0 62 1.25 9.4 3.3 11.3 4.08
83. Joe Kelly, Bos 29 61 3.49 4 0 64 1.28 9.5 3.4 11.0 3.64
84. Joe Smith, Hou 34 55 3.40 2 1 55 1.25 9.0 2.8 10.3 3.55
85. Nick Vincent, Sea 31 60 3.85 3 0 51 1.24 7.7 2.4 6.9 3.94
86 Matt Barnes, Bos 27 67 3.86 2 0 71 1.31 9.5 3.8 12.9 3.97
87. Ryan Pressly, Min 29 63 3.96 2 0 62 1.31 8.8 3.1 9.6 4.22
88. Tyler Thornburg, Bos 29 45 3.99 2 0 46 1.33 9.1 3.6 9.5 4.09
89. Ryan Dull, Oak 28 52 4.36 2 1 52 1.24 9.0 3.2 12.4 4.45
90. Joe Biagini, Tor 27 105 4.08 5 0 92 1.32 7.9 3.0 11.8 4.11