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June Reliever Rankings

Tuesday, June 5, 2018


Up this week are the June rest-of-season position rankings and overall top 300. Remember that players are listed where they’re most valuable, so if you don’t see someone you’re looking for, check another position. Designated hitters are listed with the first basemen.

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Relief pitcher Rankings

 

JuneRPTeam2018May
1 Kenley Jansen Dodgers 1 3
2 Craig Kimbrel Red Sox 2 1
3 Edwin Diaz Mariners 5 2
4 Aroldis Chapman Yankees 9 6
5 Corey Knebel Brewers 8 13
6 Brad Hand Padres 10 9
7 Wade Davis Rockies 13 8
8 Raisel Iglesias Reds 6 7
9 Cody Allen Indians 12 10
10 Blake Treinen Athletics 16 15
11 Brandon Morrow Cubs 14 12
12 Ken Giles Astros 7 16
13 Felipe Vazquez Pirates 3 4
14 Sean Doolittle Nationals 19 18
15 Jeurys Familia Mets 15 14
16 Kelvin Herrera Royals 27 19
17 Arodys Vizcaino Braves 24 22
18 Josh Hader Brewers 43 21
19 Nate Jones White Sox 21 27
20 Zach Britton Orioles 29 25
21 Keone Kela Rangers 46 32
22 Bud Norris Cardinals 99 38
23 Fernando Rodney Twins 28 31
24 Brad Boxberger Diamondbacks 33 26
25 Blake Parker Angels 26 52
26 Archie Bradley Diamondbacks 23 24
27 Hunter Strickland Giants 47 28
28 Kyle Barraclough Marlins 31 47
29 Shane Greene Tigers 30 35
30 Chad Green Yankees 32 34
31 Andrew Miller Indians 20 23
32 Jose Alvarado Rays 153 NR
33 Addison Reed Twins 37 29
34 Ryan Tepera Blue Jays 118 NR
35 Daniel Winkler Braves 129 NR
36 Brad Brach Orioles 22 37
37 Mark Melancon Giants 25 43
38 Edubray Ramos Phillies 107 NR
39 Chris Devenski Astros 41 39
40 Justin Anderson Angels NR 46
41 Joakim Soria White Sox 50 30
42 David Robertson Yankees 44 42
43 Seranthony Dominguez Phillies 303 SP NR
44 Joe Jimenez Tigers 90 59
45 Seung-Hwan Oh Blue Jays 119 NR
46 Hector Neris Phillies 17 17
47 Sergio Romo Rays 116 NR
48 Ryan Madson Nationals 51 49
49 Joe Kelly Red Sox 57 54
50 Roberto Osuna Blue Jays 4 5
51 Edgar Santana Pirates 113 NR
52 Alex Colome Rays 11 11
53 Robert Gsellman Mets 235 SP 56
54 Greg Holland Cardinals 18 20
55 A.J. Minter Braves 45 44
56 Alex Claudio Rangers 34 50
57 Luis Garcia Phillies 120 NR
58 Dellin Betances Yankees 38 48
59 Pedro Strop Cubs 59 62
60 Chaz Roe Rays 89 NR
61 Hector Rondon Astros 70 67
62 Drew Steckenrider Marlins 56 41
63 Kirby Yates Padres 88 66
64 Steve Cishek Cubs 69 69
65 Brad Ziegler Marlins 40 45
66 Adam Ottavino Rockies 132 55
67 Mychal Givens Orioles 48 53
68 Kyle Crick Pirates 251 NR
69 Darren O'Day Orioles 54 51
70 Joe Biagini Blue Jays 100 142 SP
71 Cam Bedrosian Angels 35 33
72 Carl Edwards Jr. Cubs 42 40
73 Matt Barnes Red Sox 76 74
74 Jared Hughes Reds 148 NR
75 Jordan Hicks Cardinals 146 NR
76 Will Harris Astros 65 63
77 Tony Cingrani Dodgers 94 65
78 Tyler Clippard Blue Jays 157 NR
79 Tony Watson Giants 72 68
80 Juan Nicasio Mariners 61 64

 

Dropping off: Keynan Middleton (36th), A.J. Ramos (57th), Jacob Barnes (58th), Michael Feliz (60th), Dominic Leone (61st), Tommy Kahnle (70th)

 

  • The Blue Jays bypassed Seung-Hwan Oh again, picking Ryan Tepera for the ninth after originally choosing (and then quickly going away from) Tyler Clippard. I’m OK with the choice this time (going with Clippard originally was the real mistake). Tepera has control issues, but the strikeout ability is legitimate and he’s not as much of a flyball pitcher as Oh. He could last as a closer, depending on just what happens with Roberto Osuna. At this point, it doesn’t seem like the Jays will be buyers before the trade deadline, so manager John Gibbons might not get any reinforcements for the pen.

 

  • Edubray Ramos is the high Phillies reliever on the list, coming in at No. 38. I doubt they’ll want to make Seranthony Dominguez their primary closer, though it’s possible they could be forced to at some point. It seems more likely that they’ll just go with the hot hand between Ramos, Hector Neris, Luis Garcia and Tommy Hunter, with Dominguez continuing to do his best Josh Hader impersonation.

 

  • I still can’t believe the Pirates had Felipe Vazquez pitch on a third straight day last Thursday when he was a mere four days removed from being a DL candidate. They certainly paid the price, though the talk since his ugly outing has been that he was tipping his pitches, not that he’s hurt. Even if Vazquez loses his hold on closer duties in the near future, I think it would be a short-term switch. Kyle Crick would likely be the favorite to take over if the team needed to make a change today. I think Edgar Santana is the better reliever, though, and I have him ahead of Crick in the rankings.


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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