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September Reliever Rankings

Updated On: September 4, 2019, 4:53 am ET

Here’s the last set of rankings for the season. We’re talking about 22-25 games here, so try not to be too offended by placements; anyone can outproduce anyone at this point and playing time often trumps talent. As always, players are ranked based on rest-of-season value in 5x5 leagues and are listed at their most valuable positions.

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

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Relief pitcher rankings

Sept RP Team 2019 July Aug
1 Roberto Osuna Astros 3 1 1
2 Kirby Yates Padres 11 2 2
3 Aroldis Chapman Yankees 7 5 7
4 Felipe Vazquez Pirates 4 7 3
5 Josh Hader Brewers 8 4 4
6 Brad Hand Indians 9 8 8
7 Archie Bradley Diamondbacks 38 49 20
8 Craig Kimbrel Cubs 6 9 12
9 Sean Doolittle Nationals 15 10 9
10 Will Smith Giants 20 18 10
11 Brandon Workman Red Sox 149 36 30
12 Liam Hendriks Athletics 136 31 22
13 Kenley Jansen Dodgers 5 6 6
14 Alex Colome White Sox 14 14 11
15 Carlos Martinez Cardinals 68 SP 13 14
16 Hector Neris Phillies 49 17 17
17 Emilio Pagan Rays 86 35 24
18 Hansel Robles Angels 210 24 15
19 Ken Giles Blue Jays 18 12 18
20 Taylor Rogers Twins 57 25 23
21 Mark Melancon Braves 111 NR NR
22 Edwin Diaz Mets 1 3 5
23 Ian Kennedy Royals 192 SP 32 21
24 Raisel Iglesias Reds 13 11 13
25 Jose Urena Marlins 114 SP NR 162 SP
26 Jose Leclerc Rangers 10 37 35
27 Joe Jimenez Tigers 37 38 31
28 Seth Lugo Mets 84 SP 54 42
29 Shane Greene Braves 43 23 16
30 Andrew Miller Cardinals 30 64 38
31 Michael Lorenzen Reds 207 SP 56 51
32 Mychal Givens Orioles 39 51 49
33 Matt Magill Mariners 265 NR NR
34 Giovanny Gallegos Cardinals 233 53 36
35 Sergio Romo Twins 35 27 44
36 Nick Anderson Rays 176 65 60
37 Ty Buttrey Angels 59 41 40
38 Steve Cishek Cubs 53 55 33
39 Daniel Hudson Nationals 227 58 NR
40 Carlos Estevez Rockies 232 NR NR
41 Adam Ottavino Yankees 74 52 48
42 Wade Davis Rockies 17 15 19
43 Sam Dyson Twins 110 50 29
44 Sam Tuivailala Mariners 194 NR 57
45 Will Harris Astros 73 73 73
46 Yoan Lopez Diamondbacks 213 NR 34
47 Trevor May Twins 24 42 67
48 Matt Barnes Red Sox 25 45 43
49 John Gant Cardinals 168 SP 28 47
50 Derek Law Blue Jays 178 NR NR
51 Luke Jackson Braves 355 26 37
52 Pedro Baez Dodgers 60 61 59
53 Junior Guerra Brewers 77 NR NR
54 Ryne Stanek Marlins 52 72 50
55 Zach Britton Yankees 61 63 55
56 Blake Treinen Athletics 2 16 27
57 Shawn Armstrong Orioles 130 75 46
58 Hunter Strickland Nationals 19 33 54
59 Shawn Kelley Rangers 184 34 26
60 Diego Castillo Rays 27 29 28
61 Erik Swanson Mariners 191 SP NR NR
62 Hector Rondon Astros 63 70 NR
63 Rowan Wick Cubs 251 NR NR
64 Joakim Soria Athletics 78 66 63
65 Joe Kelly Dodgers 56 NR NR
66 Blake Parker Phillies 41 44 NR
67 Pedro Strop Cubs 29 40 62
68 Craig Stammen Padres 94 80 75
69 Chad Green Yankees 40 78 77
70 Jeurys Familia Mets 54 NR NR
71 Matt Strahm Padres 80 SP 69 SP NR
72 Tommy Kahnle Yankees 84 NR 76

 

Dropping off: Jose Alvarado (32nd), Buck Farmer (39th), Reyes Moronta (41st), Ryan Pressly (45th), Greg Holland (52nd), Sean Newcomb (53rd)

 

  • Edwin Diaz seems to have shaken off his trapezius tightness, but he’s still fighting Seth Lugo for saves right now and Tuesday’s performance, though it was far from all his fault, won’t help. He’s in the same boat with Kenley Jansen and Raisel Iglesias, and Iglesias, at least, might be one bad appearance from being droppable in fantasy leagues.
  • Jose Urena is slated to finish out the season as the Marlins’ closer, and he was throwing 96-99 mph in his return to the mound on Sunday. While the Marlins say they have every intention of putting him back into the rotation next year, short relief might well be where he fits best. Besides, he’ll soon be obsolete in the rotation if the team’s young pitching keeps coming along.

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