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2020 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Top 40 Relief Pitchers

The Fake Teams writers rank the relievers for 2020.

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Beginning our last positional week here at might be bittersweet if actual MLB games that count weren’t just around the corner. As is, let’s hurry up and get this week over with, right?

As usual, we welcome your haggling. And you’ll notice that we included Carlos Martinez for your viewing pleasure. I’m not a fan of the multi-eligible guys mucking up the works—how do we compare a starter to guys you’re only drafting for saves? Anyway, think of that what you will. We probably have CarMart ranked a little high here compared to recent NFBC ADP—for reference, he’s being drafted about 10 picks after Jose Leclerc and Archie Bradley. Also for reference, we really dislike Jose Leclerc, apparently. More on that later this week, I imagine.

For now let us know who you’d like to hear more about as reliever week rolls on...

Top 40 Relievers

RANK PLAYER TEAM HEATH GARRETT JONATHAN MARK AVG RANK
RANK PLAYER TEAM HEATH GARRETT JONATHAN MARK AVG RANK
1 Josh Hader MIL 1 1 1 1 1
2 Kirby Yates SD 2 2 2 2 2
3 Aroldis Chapman NYY 3 3 3 4 3.25
4 Roberto Osuna HOU 4 4 4 5 4.25
5 Taylor Rogers MIN 6 5 5 3 4.75
6 Kenley Jansen LAD 7 7 8 6 7
7 Brad Hand CLE 8 6 7 7 7
8 Liam Hendricks OAK 5 9 6 10 7.5
9 Ken Giles TOR 9 8 10 9 9
10 Raisel Iglesias CIN 11 11 11 8 10.25
11 Edwin Diaz NYM 10 12 9 12 10.75
12 Craig Kimbrel CHC 14 13 12 15 13.5
13 Carlos Martinez STL 18 10 17 11 14
14 Brandon Workman BOS 13 16 13 17 14.75
15 Archie Bradley ARI 17 14 16 13 15
16 Hector Neris PHI 12 18 14 19 15.75
17 Sean Doolittle WAS 19 17 20 14 17.5
18 Alex Colome CWS 15 20 18 18 17.75
19 Giovanny Gallegos STL 26 15 22 16 19.75
20 Hansel Robles LAA 16 24 19 22 20.25
21 Nick Anderson TB 22 21 15 24 20.5
22 Jose Leclerc TEX 21 19 21 23 21
23 Ian Kennedy KC 20 23 23 20 21.5
24 Keone Kela PIT 24 22 24 21 22.75
25 Mark Melancon ATL 27 25 25 25 25.5
26 Joe Jimenez DET 23 27 26 28 26
27 Will Smith ATL 25 30 27 27 27.25
28 Scott Oberg COL 28 26 29 26 27.25
29 Hunter Harvey BAL 29 28 28 30 28.75
30 Daniel Hudson WAS 34 31 31 31 31.75
31 Seth Lugo NYM 36 33 35 32 34
32 Mychal Givens BAL 32 37 32 38 34.75
33 Tony Watson SF 30 41 30 42 35.75
34 Emilio Pagan SD 37 35 37 34 35.75
35 Wade Davis COL 33 38 34 39 36
36 Ryan Pressly HOU 39 32 38 35 36
37 Dellin Betances NYM 38 36 39 33 36.5
38 Matt Magill SEA 46 29 47 29 37.75
39 Brandon Kintzler MIA 31 43 33 45 38
40 Diego Castillo TB 35 40 36 41 38