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July Reliever Rankings

by Matthew Pouliot
Updated On: July 3, 2019, 4:48 am ET

Presented here are the July rest-of-season position rankings and overall top 300. Players are ranked based on 5x5 value in mixed leagues. 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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Top 300 | SP | RP | OF | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | C | DH

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Relief pitcher rankings

July RP Team 2019 May June
1 Roberto Osuna Astros 3 3 2
2 Kirby Yates Padres 11 8 4
3 Edwin Diaz Mets 1 1 1
4 Josh Hader Brewers 8 6 5
5 Aroldis Chapman Yankees 7 7 8
6 Kenley Jansen Dodgers 5 5 6
7 Felipe Vazquez Pirates 4 4 3
8 Brad Hand Indians 9 9 9
9 Craig Kimbrel Cubs 6 13 14
10 Sean Doolittle Nationals 15 14 13
11 Raisel Iglesias Reds 13 11 10
12 Ken Giles Blue Jays 18 16 12
13 Carlos Martinez Cardinals 68 SP 43 40
14 Alex Colome White Sox 14 15 16
15 Wade Davis Rockies 17 12 15
16 Blake Treinen Athletics 2 2 7
17 Hector Neris Phillies 49 23 19
18 Will Smith Giants 20 19 18
19 Nathan Eovaldi Red Sox 64 SP 92 SP 86 SP
20 Jose Alvarado Rays 22 18 22
21 Ryan Pressly Astros 23 20 20
22 Greg Holland Diamondbacks 32 22 21
23 Shane Greene Tigers 43 28 24
24 Hansel Robles Angels 210 76 45
25 Taylor Rogers Twins 57 41 32
26 Luke Jackson Braves 355 NR 38
27 Sergio Romo Marlins 35 32 29
28 John Gant Cardinals 168 SP 154 SP 55
29 Diego Castillo Rays 27 27 23
30 Reyes Moronta Giants 44 33 39
31 Liam Hendriks Athletics 136 NR NR
32 Ian Kennedy Royals 192 SP 36 35
33 Hunter Strickland Mariners 19 39 31
34 Shawn Kelley Rangers 184 68 64
35 Emilio Pagan Rays 86 46 47
36 Brandon Workman Red Sox 149 NR NR
37 Jose Leclerc Rangers 10 17 17
38 Joe Jimenez Tigers 37 37 33
39 David Robertson Phillies 12 21 41
40 Pedro Strop Cubs 29 24 26
41 Ty Buttrey Angels 59 34 28
42 Trevor May Twins 24 38 53
43 Anthony Swarzak Braves 89 47 67
44 Blake Parker Twins 41 35 30
45 Matt Barnes Red Sox 25 29 25
46 Roenis Elias Mariners 177 SP 50 65
47 A.J. Minter Braves 26 26 34
48 Sean Newcomb Braves 107 SP 136 SP 36
49 Archie Bradley Diamondbacks 38 40 44
50 Sam Dyson Giants 110 NR 72
51 Mychal Givens Orioles 39 45 52
52 Adam Ottavino Yankees 74 52 57
53 Giovanny Gallegos Cardinals 233 NR NR
54 Seth Lugo Mets 84 SP 120 SP 145 SP
55 Steve Cishek Cubs 53 62 37
56 Michael Lorenzen Reds 207 SP NR NR
57 Kelvin Herrera White Sox 48 48 62
58 Daniel Hudson Blue Jays 227 NR NR
59 Amir Garrett Reds 58 57 59
60 Justin Anderson Angels 81 NR 69
61 Pedro Baez Dodgers 60 53 56
62 Jeremy Jeffress Brewers 72 58 51
63 Zach Britton Yankees 61 55 49
64 Andrew Miller Cardinals 30 61 60
65 Nick Anderson Marlins 176 59 71
66 Joakim Soria Athletics 78 NR NR
67 Lou Trivino Athletics 46 42 48
68 Richard Rodriguez Pirates 114 NR NR
69 Austin Adams Mariners 308 NR NR
70 Hector Rondon Astros 63 66 66
71 Wily Peralta Royals 42 49 63
72 Ryne Stanek Rays 52 60 70
73 Will Harris Astros 73 75 80
74 Fernando Rodney Nationals 93 NR NR
75 Shawn Armstrong Orioles 130 NR 54
76 Scott Oberg Rockies 106 NR 73
77 Tony Watson Giants 75 71 74
78 Chad Green Yankees 40 NR NR
79 Tommy Hunter Phillies 112 NR NR
80 Craig Stammen Padres 94 79 77

 

Dropping off: Jordan Hicks (11th), Marcus Walden (27th), Seranthony Dominguez (42nd), Ryan Brasier (43rd), Cody Allen (46th), Brandon Morrow (50th), Brad Boxberger (58th), Jeurys Familia (61st), Brad Brach (68th)

 

  • Felipe Vazquez, Alex Colome, Will Smith and Shane Greene are all ranked a little lower than they would otherwise be because of the possibility of trades. Smith and Greene seem nearly certain to go. However, there are enough closing gigs potentially open right now that they still might be in line for saves elsewhere.
  • Sam Dyson would seem to be the likeliest option to step into the closer’s role for the Giants in the event of a Smith trade, but he’s a strong candidate to be moved, too. As a result, I have Reyes Moronta ranked higher.
  • If the Red Sox were this ambivalent about Nathan Eovaldi, they would have been a whole lot better off spreading that money around last winter. Eovaldi, who got a four-year, $68 million contract while guys like Craig Kimbrel, Dallas Keuchel, Gio Gonzalez and many others went unsigned, will return from his latest elbow problem as a reliever. He slides into the rankings at No. 19 here, and most of the other Red Sox relievers slip. The exception is Brandon Workman, who is looking like the top candidate for short-term saves.
  • Returning Fernando Rodney to the top 80 here was never part of the plan, but Sean Doolittle remains one of the biggest injury risks out there and someone would have to close for the Nationals if he went down. Rodney would be the obvious choice if he’s at all adequate until then.
Matthew Pouliot

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