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Early 2022 Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitcher Rankings - 5x5 Roto Mixed Leagues

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The 2022 MLB season will hopefully arrive before we know it, and questions will need to be answered. Who will be the closer on each MLB team, and how wild will the closer carousel be this year? Which relief pitchers will hold the most value for holds leagues? Below you'll find our early 2022 fantasy baseball relief pitcher and closer rankings and tiers for 5x5 mixed roto leagues, which will help answer these questions as we prepare for our 2022 fantasy baseball drafts. Be sure to also check out our constantly-updated fantasy baseball closers depth charts, including the relief pitcher pecking orders for each team.

This time of year is always exciting for baseball fans and fantasy baseball players, and we are more excited than ever. Our incredible MLB team is here to help you prep for the upcoming 2022 season. RotoBaller's MLB writing staff has already hit the ground running with our 2022 Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit, various fantasy baseball rankings for different league types and scoring formats, and draft analysis articles digging into this year's fantasy baseball sleepers and breakouts. If you don't already have RotoBaller's free fantasy baseball mobile app, make sure you download it and turn on the free push notification alerts to stay on top of the latest MLB news and fantasy analysis.

Four of our lead fantasy baseball analysts - Nick Mariano, Pierre Camus, Nicklaus Gaut and JB Branson - have analyzed all of the MLB offseason moves regarding free agents, trades and more. Their consensus fantasy baseball relief pitcher rankings for 2022 can be found below, and will be updated regularly up until opening day. Be sure to also bookmark our main 2022 fantasy baseball rankings dashboard. It's already loaded up with tons of other great rankings including H2H point leagues, dynasty prospect rankings, impact rookie rankings for 2022 and dynasty/keeper rankings as well.

Editor's Note: Our incredible team of writers received five total writing awards and 13 award nominations by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association, tops in the industry! Congrats to all the award winners and nominees including Best MLB Series, NFL Series, NBA Writer, PGA Writer and Player Notes writer of the year. Be sure to follow their analysis, rankings and advice all year long, and win big with RotoBaller! Read More!


Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitcher Rankings

Staff ranks are as of January 27th, 2022. They are for 5x5 category mixed roto leagues, and will be updated regularly on our main fantasy baseball rankings dashboard.

Ranking Tier Player Position
1 1 Josh Hader RP
2 1 Liam Hendriks RP
3 2 Raisel Iglesias RP
4 2 Aroldis Chapman RP
5 2 Edwin Diaz RP
6 2 Emmanuel Clase RP
7 2 Ryan Pressly RP
8 3 Kenley Jansen RP
9 3 William Smith RP
10 3 Jordan Romano RP
11 3 Giovanny Gallegos RP
12 4 Michael Kopech RP
13 4 Mark Melancon RP
39 6 Corey Knebel RP
14 4 Blake Treinen RP
15 4 Camilo Doval RP
16 4 Ranger Suarez SP/RP
17 4 Tanner Houck SP/RP
18 4 Taylor Rogers RP
19 5 Craig Kimbrel RP
20 5 Scott Barlow RP
21 5 Gregory Soto RP
22 5 Garrett Whitlock RP
23 5 David Bednar RP
24 5 Aaron Ashby RP
25 5 Lucas Sims RP
26 5 Joe Barlow RP
27 5 Dylan Floro RP
28 5 Paul Sewald RP
29 5 James Karinchak RP
30 5 Adbert Alzolay SP/RP
31 6 Rowan Wick RP
32 6 Pierce Johnson RP
33 6 Drew Rasmussen SP/RP
34 6 Alex Reyes RP
35 6 Kyle Finnegan RP
36 6 Matt Barnes RP
37 6 Cristian Javier SP/RP
38 6 Ken Giles RP
40 6 Devin Williams RP
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42 6 Dinelson Lamet SP/RP
43 7 Cal Quantrill SP/RP
44 7 Carlos Estevez RP
45 7 Brad Hand RP
46 7 Tyler Wells RP
47 7 Lou Trivino RP
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51 8 Pete Fairbanks RP
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61 8 Drew Steckenrider RP
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64 9 Michael Fulmer RP
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69 9 Anthony Bender RP
70 9 Michael Lorenzen RP
71 9 Darwinzon Hernandez RP
72 9 Amir Garrett RP
73 9 Trevor May RP
74 9 Jose Alvarado RP
75 10 Emilio Pagan RP
76 10 Hansel Robles RP
77 10 Collin McHugh SP/RP
78 10 Brent Suter RP
79 10 Mike Mayers RP
80 10 Heath Hembree RP
81 10 Yimi Garcia RP
82 10 Daniel Hudson RP
83 10 J.P. Feyereisen RP
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86 10 Alex Colome RP
87 10 A.J. Puk RP
88 10 Jose Urena SP/RP
89 10 Tyler Matzek RP
90 10 Julian Merryweather RP
91 10 Reynaldo Lopez SP/RP
92 10 Codi Heuer RP
93 10 Nick Anderson RP
94 11 Seth Lugo RP
95 11 Drew Pomeranz RP
96 11 Greg Holland RP
97 11 Adam Ottavino RP
98 11 Trevor Rosenthal RP
99 11 Sean Newcomb RP
100 11 Ross Stripling SP/RP
101 11 Robert Suarez RP
102 12 Jakob Junis SP/RP
103 12 Caleb Smith SP/RP
104 12 Cesar Valdez RP
105 12 Carson Fulmer RP
106 12 Alec Mills SP/RP
107 12 Bryan Garcia RP
108 12 Tyler Duffey RP
109 12 Kyle Crick RP
110 12 Archie Bradley RP
111 12 Andres Munoz RP
112 12 Jordan Hicks RP
113 12 Brad Boxberger RP
114 12 Daniel Bard RP
115 13 Jake Diekman RP
116 13 Sergio Romo RP
117 13 Tyler Alexander SP/RP
118 13 Rafael Dolis RP
119 13 Chad Kuhl SP/RP
120 13 Erik Swanson RP
121 13 Dennis Santana RP
122 13 A.J. Minter RP
123 13 J.B. Wendelken RP
124 13 Paolo Espino SP/RP
125 13 Aaron Bummer RP
126 14 J.B. Bukauskas RP
127 14 Bailey Falter SP/RP
128 14 Sammy Long SP/RP
129 14 John Gant SP/RP
130 14 Ryan Tepera RP
131 14 Tony Santillan RP
132 14 Aaron Loup RP
133 14 Luke Jackson RP
134 14 Kirby Yates RP
135 14 Josh Fleming SP/RP
136 14 Alex Vesia RP
137 14 Andrew Chafin RP
138 14 Craig Stammen RP
139 14 Mitch White SP/RP
140 14 Robert Stephenson RP
141 14 Kwang Hyun Kim SP/RP
142 14 Ryne Stanek RP
143 14 Mychal Givens RP

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