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Draft Guide Preview: Updated RP Tiers

by NBC Sports EDGE Staff
Updated On: May 4, 2020, 5:20 pm ET

Since before draft season began, we've been providing looks into our 2020 Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide to help give you the knowledge you need to make smarter decisions when your league's draft rolls around.

Complete with content covering various league types — from projections and rankings to tiers, ADP reports, mock drafts and exclusive expert columns — this year's edition is the finest we've ever produced and will prove to be an essential tool on draft day.

With MLB’s Opening Day still unknown, we're offering a look at how our relief pitcher tiers have updated to reflect a shortened season.

Have a look:



Kirby Yates (R) - SD

Aroldis Chapman (L) - NYY

Roberto Osuna (R) - HOU

Edwin Diaz (R) - NYM

Kenley Jansen (R) - LA

The relievers here in the second tier are all seemingly capable of 40-save seasons, low-2.00 ERAs and something close to 100 strikeouts. Diaz had some nightmarish outings in his first year with the Mets, but the peripheral numbers don’t look as bad as his 5.59 ERA, and he didn’t lose any velocity. The hard-throwing right-hander is fully capable of rebounding in 2019, in his age-26 campaign. He had a 1.96 ERA and 57 saves with the Mariners in 2018.


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