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2018 Fantasy Baseball Rankings - MLB Closers & Relief Pitchers (RP)

Below you will find all of RotoBaller's 2018 fantasy baseball rankings for closers, relief pitchers (RP) and the 2018 MLB season. All of RotoBaller's fantasy baseball rankings analysis, advice and articles related to the relief pitcher position appear here.

And be sure to read all of RotoBaller's 2018 fantasy baseball rankings articles & analysis and prepare for your drafts.

Our amazing team here at RotoBaller HQ has been putting together their staff rankings, and now they're all in one easy place. 2018 impact prospects, AL/NL only, dynasty prospects, keeper values and more. Let's win some leagues!


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2018 Closers & Relief Pitcher Rankings Articles

2019 Relief Pitchers - Early Fantasy Baseball Tiered Rankings

A tough position to evaluate is that of relief pitchers, as a lot of success for closers comes from success from teams. There are also a lot of bullpens by committee these days, further stifling the value of closers. That being said, only four of the pitchers that ranked in the top-10 in saves in 2017 followed up in 2018. One of those pitchers had a huge jump in saves, but Wade Davis,...continue reading

RotoBaller Early Mock Draft Analysis (Rounds 3-10)

A group of 10 RotoBaller fantasy baseball experts recently came together to conduct a slow mock draft for the 2019 season. Was it way too early? That all depends on who is asking. But with it complete, we can start to look at where players ended up on the board. This is the first staff mock draft but will not be the last prior to the start of the MLB season. I'll take a look at rounds...continue reading

Relief Pitcher Prospect Rankings (May) - 2018 Impact Rookies

The nature of relief pitchers is such that it is nearly impossible to predict with any certainty who will produce at the major league level. Often times, especially in keeper and dynasty leagues, stashing relief pitching prospects is simply not worth the trouble because they rarely contribute in fantasy in the beginning of their career. Yes, every so often we get an Edwin Diaz or a Roberto...continue reading

Updated Relief Pitcher Rankings (May) - 2018 Fantasy Baseball

We are a quarter of the way through the regular season for Major League Baseball, so our crack staff at RotoBaller has updated our rest-of-season fantasy baseball rankings. We looked at starting pitchers yesterday, and now we’re ready to hand things off to the bullpen. Closers are known for their volatility and even the greats have come with their bumps and bruises thus far. We’ve also seen the game embrace middle...continue reading

Relief Pitcher H2H Points Rankings - March Update

With the regular season, also known as the fantasy season, just a few weeks away, it's time for the RotoBaller staff to update our points rankings one last time. We end our review of the March update with a look at the bullpen for the relief pitcher position. While there is a lot of talent in the ninth, as well as many skilled hurlers ready to help in a setup capacity and strike if the opportunity...continue reading

Updated Relief Pitcher Rankings - 2018 Fantasy Baseball

One final time before regular season baseball returns and our lives are, at last, complete, RotoBaller's staff writers are updating their 2018 fantasy baseball rankings. Today, we'll be taking a look at one of the shallower positions - relief pitcher. As usual, there are a few elite options at the top, and it gets much dicier after that. There is so much volatility and turnover at the closer position, and even some of the "sure bets"...continue reading

RotoBaller Industry Expert Fantasy Baseball Mock Draft

On Thursday, February 15th, we brought together an illustrious group of industry experts to take part in the RotoBaller Friends and Family mock draft. We'll be playing this out as a best ball league. Our participants represented sites like: Creative Sports (Lawr Michaels) Fangraphs (Alex Chamberlain) GuruElite (Ray Flowers) Fantasy Alarm (Howard Bender) CBS (Heath Cummings) RotoExperts (Scott...continue reading

Kenley Jansen Rankings Debate - Comparing RotoBaller's Rankers

We continue our rankings debates with a look at the game's best reliever. RotoBaller's expert writers have come up with our consensus rankings for mixed leagues, but that doesn't mean we agreed on everything. In this space, we'll hear from rankers with the biggest differences of opinion on a well-known player and have them defend their position against each other. Today, the subject of discussion is Dodgers closer extraordinaire Kenley Jansen. Pierre Camus thinks Jansen's...continue reading

2018 Relief Pitchers - Dynasty Tiered Rankings

As we move closer to the 2018 baseball season, at RotoBaller we have released our Dynasty Rankings. We have been dissecting the tiers of each position, showing fantasy owners where to find value in their draft. We have a total of 54 relief pitchers ranked in the first six tiers. When looking at dynasty leagues, one needs to consider future market value as well as the near-term impact of a player. While there are veterans that rank...continue reading

Top 500: Mixed Leagues Tiered Staff Rankings (February)

Spring training is officially here! To celebrate, today we are here to look at our staff's updated 2018 fantasy baseball mixed league rankings for February and the top 500 players. Our rankings are updated weekly, but enough changes have taken place recently (see humidor, Arizona) to release a new overall list. Over the next few weeks we will also be publishing individual tiered rankings analysis columns for each position, so stay tuned. In case you missed it, the staff writers at RotoBaller HQ have...continue reading