Fantasy Baseball 2014: Relief Pitcher Rankings

Craig Kimbrel
Jonathan Dyer USA TODAY Sports

The final piece of our 2014 Fantasy Baseball rankings is complete and below are XN’s full relief pitcher rankings.

Aside from just projections and rankings, we’ve included some useful draft advice throughout the posts. For more fantasy goodness, be sure to check out some the rest of the position projections and rankings.

Head over to our top 45 starting pitcher projections to see a lengthy breakdown of what fantasy owners can expect from exciting second-year pitchers Michael Wacha, Tony Cingrani, and Gerrit Cole.

Then click over to the second half of our pitcher projections and take a look at the risk-reward that goes along with drafting a hit-or-miss second-year pitcher like Alex Wood, Chris Archer, or Zack Wheeler.

Take a look at our full rankings for our No. 1 to No. 45 and No. 46 to No. 95 ranked starting pitchers to find some risky pitchers to avoid and undervalued starters that can be had later in the draft instead.

Check out our full outfield projections and see which outfielders you should avoid in your coming draft and some late-round picks that can help round out your weaker categories.

It’s not often that a top outfielder goes “undervalued” but look no further than our projections for our top 45 outfielders to see just how undervalued Ryan Braun is around fantasy drafts.

If you’re looking for later-round help, take a look at our projections for our No. 46-90 ranked outfielders to find some steals in the second half of drafts and what categories they can help you with.

For a better look at how our outfield rankings break down, head over to our top 50 outfielder rankings to see how each tier provides a different set of risk/reward and category combinations.

In the second half of our outfield rankings we look at George Springer and why most fantasy owners would do best to avoid the promising prospect, at least in his first season.

Take a look at our catcher projections to find some late-round values like Travis d’Arnaud and Mike Zunino that will allow you to use your higher picks on need positions.

We have full projections for every position so stop by and take a look at our full 1B projections, second base projections, third base projections, and shortstop projections.

Now, let’s take a look our fantasy baseball 2014 relief pitcher rankings. Stay tuned for a full fantasy baseball draft guide coming this weekend.

Tier Rank Player
1 1 Craig Kimbrel
2 Aroldis Chapman
3 Kenley Jansen
4 Greg Holland
5 Koji Uehara
6 Trevor Rosenthal
2 7 Joe Nathan
8 Jason Grilli
9 Michael Wacha
10 Glen Perkins
11 Sergio Romo
12 David Robertson
13 Rafael Soriano
14 Tony Cingrani
3 15 Casey Janssen
16 Jonathan Papelbon
17 Steve Cishek
18 Grant Balfour
19 Jim Johnson
20 Andrew Cashner
4 21 Addison Reed
22 Ernesto Frieri
23 Bobby Parnell
24 Huston Street
25 Jim Henderson
5 26 Nate Jones
27 Fernando Rodney
28 Tommy Hunter
29 Neftali Feliz
30 Jose Veras
31 Tyson Ross
32 Alex Wood
33 Drew Smyly
34 Rex Brothers
35 LaTroy Hawkins


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