Putting together roto RP ranks is always tough and especially so at this time of year. Often you are fighting to understand which way a situation might go and who in two months’ time will have locked down the first opportunity to close. The really tough thing about roto RP ranks though is working out how to treat the non-save ‘super relief pitchers’ that put up great numbers in every category except the most important, saves. The two obvious names are Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller. Both are great relievers but neither is the primary guy for saves right now. The other name that springs to mind is Brad Peacock who can have value in points leagues as an RP eligible relief pitcher but in roto he is all but worthless.
Ultimately I decided that what matters most from my RP slots is saves in terms of doing these rankings. The only exception to that would be leagues with three or more RP eligible slots which have a starts limit. In those leagues the high strikeout low WHIP guys who won’t count towards your starts total can be well worth drafting. In those formats you should still be able to get two or three guys who can give you saves and get one of those utility relievers to boost your other numbers.
Free agent wise we still have Greg Holland on the market and as of right now he cannot be ranked because you cannot assume saves. Without further ado let’s get to my roto RP rankings.
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