Fantasy Baseball 2014: Tiered Relief Pitcher Ranks

Tiered Relief Pitcher Ranks

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Over the past few days, I have been releasing my tiered ranks for each position, and we conclude them today with relief pitchers. When it comes to drafting relief pitchers, I like to lock down one stud fairly early (but I refuse to ever reach for one), and then I only really pick them if I don't love anyone else at that point in the draft. Saves are available in free agency all season long, don't reach for mid-tier closers.

Tier 6

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Tier 6

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31. J. Soria, TEX
4 W, 11 SV, 3.52 ERA, 68 Ks, 1.24 WHIP

30. L. Hawkins, COL
3 W, 20 SV, 3.73 ERA, 43 Ks, 1.30 WHIP

29. D. Farquahar, SEA
4 W, 13 SV, 3.03 ERA, 79 Ks, 1.21 WHIP

28. R. Brothers, COL
4 W, 15 SV, 3.40 ERA, 81 Ks, 1.32 WHIP
*Statistics are 2014 projections

Tier 5

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Tier 5

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27. T. Hunter, BAL
3 W, 28 SV, 3.77 ERA, 51 Ks, 1.20 WHIP

26. N. Feliz, TEX
3 W, 26 SV, 3.99 ERA, 60 Ks, 1.35 WHIP

25. J. Veras, CHC
3 W, 26 SV, 3.81 ERA, 67 Ks, 1.34 WHIP

24. J. Axford, CLE
4 W, 22 SV, 3.52 ERA, 73 Ks, 1.30 WHIP

Tier 4

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Tier 4

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23. H. Street, SD
4 W, 30 SV, 3.35 ERA, 60 Ks, 1.16 WHIP

22. B. Parnell, NYM
3 W, 32 SV, 3.25 ERA, 59 Ks, 1.26 WHIP

21. F. Rodney, SEA
4 W, 30 SV, 3.42 ERA, 66 Ks, 1.36 WHIP

Tier 4 Cont'd

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Tier 4 Cont'd

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20. J. Johnson, OAK
4 W, 36 SV, 3.30 ERA, 45 Ks, 1.23 WHIP

19. R. Soriano, WAS
3 W, 35 SV, 3.59 ERA, 55 Ks, 1.24 WHIP

18. A. Reed, ARI
3 W, 32 SV, 3.46 ERA, 67 Ks, 1.22 WHIP

Tier 3

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Tier 3

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17. S. Cishek, MIA
4 W, 31 SV, 3.03 ERA, 69 Ks, 1.22 WHIP

16. C. Janssen, TOR
4 W, 32 SV, 3.29 ERA, 61 Ks, 1.18 WHIP

15. G. Balfour, TB
4 W, 32 SV, 3.35 ERA, 71 Ks, 1.23 WHIP

14. J. Papelbon, PHI
3 W, 35 SV, 3.33 ERA, 65 Ks, 1.16 WHIP

Tier 3 Cont'd

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Tier 3 Cont'd

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13. J. Henderson, MIL
4 W, 31 SV, 3.38 ERA, 79 Ks, 1.23 WHIP

12. G. Perkins, MIN
4 W, 35 SV, 3.17 ERA, 72 Ks, 1.13 WHIP

11. S. Romo, SF
4 W, 35 SV, 2.72 ERA, 68 Ks, 1.01 WHIP

10. J. Nathan, DET
4 W, 38 SV, 3.49 ERA, 69 Ks, 1.18 WHIP

Tier 3 Cont'd

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Tier 3 Cont'd

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9. E. Frieri, LAA
4 W, 34 SV, 3.43 ERA, 89 Ks, 1.19 WHIP

8. J. Grilli, PIT
4 W, 34 SV, 2.95 ERA, 90 Ks, 1.12 WHIP

7. D. Robertson, NYY
4 W, 37 SV, 2.92 ERA, 79 Ks, 1.13 WHIP

6. K. Uehara, BOS
5 W, 35 SV, 2.41 ERA, 84 Ks, 0.85 WHIP

Tier 2

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Tier 2

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5. T. Rosenthal, STL
4 W, 38 SV, 2.54 ERA, 88 Ks, 1.03 WHIP

4. G. Holland, KC
4 W, 39 SV, 2.58 ERA, 89 Ks, 1.09 WHIP

3. K. Jansen, LAD
5 W, 35 SV, 2.31 ERA, 99 Ks, 0.94 WHIP

Tier 1

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Tier 1

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2. A. Chapman, CIN
4 W, 38 SV, 2.30 ERA, 105 Ks, 1.00 WHIP

1. C. Kimbrel, ATL
5 W, 42 SV, 2.00 ERA, 102 Ks, 0.92 WHIP


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