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September Reliever Rankings

Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Welcome to the September rankings update. Players are ranked for the rest of the season based on a 5x5 scoring format. Included along with the position rankings is an updated top 300. Players are listed at the position at which they’re most valuable.

 

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Top 300 | SP | RP | OF | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | C | DH

 

 

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Relief pitcher Rankings

 

SeptRPTeam2017JulyAug
1 Kenley Jansen Dodgers 1 1 1
2 Craig Kimbrel Red Sox 7 2 2
3 Wade Davis Cubs 10 3 3
4 Ken Giles Astros 8 4 4
5 Edwin Diaz Mariners 2 7 5
6 Felipe Rivero Pirates 54 11 7
7 Corey Knebel Brewers 62 8 9
8 Alex Colome Rays 9 14 12
9 Roberto Osuna Blue Jays 11 5 10
10 Brad Hand Padres 58 44 14
11 Cody Allen Indians 13 15 13
12 Dellin Betances Yankees 22 22 26
13 Zach Britton Orioles 3 9 16
14 Raisel Iglesias Reds 21 17 15
15 Kelvin Herrera Royals 12 16 11
16 Shane Greene Tigers 74 63 18
17 Hector Neris Phillies 31 19 17
18 Blake Parker Angels 90 53 50
19 Sean Doolittle Nationals 47 39 30
20 Aroldis Chapman Yankees 4 6 6
21 Fernando Rodney Diamondbacks 25 24 23
22 Blake Treinen Athletics 20 68 25
23 Brad Ziegler Marlins 78 NR 37
24 Alex Claudio Rangers 148 NR 54
25 Arodys Vizcaino Braves 64 49 29
26 Matt Belisle Twins 236 NR 24
27 Sam Dyson Giants 19 34 40
28 Jeurys Familia Mets 14 38 34
29 Greg Holland Rockies 30 10 8
30 A.J. Ramos Mets 18 21 21
31 Juan Minaya White Sox 365 NR 58
32 Jake McGee Rockies 127 79 NR
33 Tyler Lyons Cardinals 183 NR NR
34 Archie Bradley Diamondbacks 153 SP 35 31
35 Brandon Kintzler Nationals 33 18 22
36 Brad Brach Orioles 46 37 42
37 Seung-Hwan Oh Cardinals 5 20 39
38 David Robertson Yankees 16 12 46
39 Mark Melancon Giants 6 25 20
40 Andrew Miller Indians 17 13 27
41 Cam Bedrosian Angels 23 36 41
42 Chris Devenski Astros 79 SP 26 35
43 Kyle Barraclough Marlins 44 33 45
44 Pat Neshek Rockies 143 85 NR
45 Trevor Hildenberger Twins 294 NR 73
46 Santiago Casilla Athletics 96 30 38
47 Addison Reed Red Sox 38 27 44
48 Juan Nicasio Pirates 50 54 52
49 Carl Edwards Jr. Cubs 41 45 47
50 Hunter Strickland Giants 45 51 57
51 Anthony Swarzak Brewers 309 NR 82
52 Keone Kela Rangers 88 48 43
53 David Phelps Mariners 92 SP 110 SP 51
54 Luke Gregerson Astros 48 57 59
55 Yusmeiro Petit Angels 153 NR 142 SP
56 John Brebbia Cardinals NR NR NR
57 Pedro Strop Cubs 49 59 60
58 Mychal Givens Orioles 70 75 62
59 Ryan Madson Nationals 34 43 48
60 Dominic Leone Blue Jays 282 NR NR
61 Jose Leclerc Rangers 359 67 36
62 Tommy Kahnle Yankees 188 50 53
63 Keynan Middleton Angels 348 NR NR
64 Jose Ramirez Braves 238 NR 71
65 Alex Wilson Tigers 125 66 74
66 Brandon Morrow Dodgers 134 86 83
67 Brandon Maurer Royals 24 28 64
68 Bryan Shaw Indians 73 NR NR
69 Brad Boxberger Rays 84 64 NR
70 Bud Norris Angels 203 SP 29 28
71 Ryan Dull Athletics 55 NR 66
72 Ryan Pressly Twins 100 NR 79
73 Gregory Infante White Sox NR NR NR
74 Adam Ottavino Rockies 35 88 NR
75 Tommy Hunter Rays 156 NR 78
76 Matt Bush Rangers 40 31 49
77 Pedro Baez Dodgers 57 71 72
78 Luis Garcia Phillies 152 NR 75
79 Joakim Soria Royals 52 47 81
80 Tony Barnette Rangers 109 NR 65

 

Dropping off: Trevor Rosenthal (19th), Jim Johnson (32nd), Tyler Clippard (33rd), Kirby Yates (55th), Justin Wilson (56th)

 

  • Aroldis Chapman went three straight games without pitching after giving up a solo homer and taking a loss to the Mariners last Friday. It was the third homer he gave up in his last six appearances after he went his first 33 without ever allowing one. I still don’t think he’s all that far away from where he needs to be from a performance standpoint, but he’s no closer to reclaiming closing duties than he was a week ago.

 

  • Angels manager Mike Scioscia finally gave his best reliever this year, Blake Parker, a couple of save chances with strong results. If he can just avoid any blown saves in the near future, it should be his job the rest of the way. I’m confident enough that I have him ranked 18th among RPs for now.

 

  • Greg Holland hasn’t thrown a good slider in weeks, but Bud Black badly wants him to hold onto the closer’s role in Colorado, even as he’s given up multiple runs in six of his last 10 appearances. Maybe Holland figures this out and goes back to pitching like he did in the first half, but I think Black is crazy to trust him with leads right now. Jake McGee appears to be the primary fallback.

 

  • The Cardinals are playing it by ear after losing Trevor Rosenthal to Tommy John surgery. Seung-Hwan Oh has the team’s only save since Rosenthal landed on the DL, but Mike Matheny has very little faith in him, as evidenced by the quick hooks he’s employed in two of his last three appearances. Tyler Lyons looks like the Cardinals’ best reliever right now, so he’s the high man in the rankings at No. 33, followed by Oh at No. 37 and John Brebbia at No. 56.


Matthew Pouliot is the Executive Editor of RotoWorld.com and has been doing the site's baseball projections for the last 10 years. Follow him on Twitter @matthewpouliot.
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