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2022 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Top 30 Relief Pitchers

Are you hunting for saves already? Here’s our most recent pass at relief pitcher rankings.

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Ranking relievers is a perilous endeavor. There aren’t many guys who have the closer’s role AND the skill set to hold said role. There seem to be many guys with the role who lack the skill set (hello Mr. Melancon) or the skill set but in a crowded bullpen (one of my favorites, Paul Sewald). As such, the thoughts of four of our writers may hop all over the proverbial map today, but the aggregate could be something useful.

As always, we welcome your agreement or dissent in the comments. Bring on the pain, gamers...

Top 30 Relievers for 2022

Rank Player Name Team HEATH ANDRES GARRETT MARK AVG
Rank Player Name Team HEATH ANDRES GARRETT MARK AVG
1 Liam Hendriks CWS 1 2 2 1 1.50
2 Josh Hader MLW 2 1 1 2 1.50
3 Raisel Iglesias LAA 3 3 3 4 3.25
4 Emmanuel Clase CLE 4 5 6 3 4.50
5 Edwin Diaz NYM 5 4 5 7 5.25
6 Ryan Pressly HOU 6 6 4 6 5.50
7 Aroldis Chapman NYY 7 8 9 5 7.25
8 Will Smith ATL 8 7 8 8 7.75
9 Kenley Jansen FA 9 9 11 9 9.50
10 Jordan Romano TOR 10 10 7 11 9.50
11 Giovanny Gallegos STL 11 11 10 10 10.50
12 Corey Knebel PHI 12 12 13 13 12.50
13 Blake Treinen LAD 14 13 12 16 13.75
14 Scott Barlow KC 19 15 14 12 15.00
15 Craig Kimbrel CWS 13 19 17 14 15.75
16 Mark Melancon ARZ 20 14 16 15 16.25
17 Taylor Rogers MIN 15 18 18 19 17.50
18 Camilo Doval SF 18 16 15 24 18.25
19 David Bednar PIT 16 17 19 22 18.50
20 Gregory Soto DET 17 22 26 18 20.75
21 Dylan Floro MIA 22 21 22 23 22.00
22 Joe Barlow TEX 28 20 20 20 22.00
23 Andrew Kittredge TB 23 25 21 26 23.75
24 Lou Trivino OAK 21 27 25 25 24.50
25 Garrett Whitlock BOS 29 24 35 17 26.25
26 Rowan Wick CHC 26 30 24 28 27.00
27 Matt Barnes BOS 24 26 30 30 27.50
28 Jake McGee SF 31 28 27 27 28.25
29 Lucas Sims CIN 49 23 23 21 29.00
30 Paul Sewald SEA 25 32 31 31 29.75