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Fantasy Baseball: 2019 RP Rankings

Pitching in general is always a delicate balance to work out when draft season comes around. RP more so than anything because they are the only contributor to one out of the 10 categories. However, get it wrong and they can start to do damage to your other four pitching categories.

It is now almost a yearly situation where my approach to relief pitchers changes. Right now the approach I have is to try and get one solid option, who is virtually considered a lock for saves. After that then I will look to make up the other spots with more questionable guys when it comes to saves opportunities. At that point in becomes a balance between the talented guys with lesser shots to close, and the less talented pitchers with more chance to get saves. Striking the right balance there is key.

RP Rankings

PlayerTeamKyle's RanksBen's RanksCombined Ranks
Edwin DiazNYM111
Kenley JansenLAD232.5
Aroldis ChapmanNYY423
Blake TreinenOAK343.5
Brad HandCLE565.5
Craig KimbrelFA687
Kirby YatesSD877.5
Felipe VazquezPIT1258.5
Roberto OsunaHOU9109.5
Raisel IglesiasCIN71310
Corey KnebelMIL13911
Sean DoolittleWSH111111
David RobertsonPHI101211
Ken GilesTOR141816
Will SmithSF171616.5
Jose LeclercTEX152017.5
Josh HaderMIL221418
Brandon MorrowCHC191919
Wade DavisCOL162420
Cody AllenLAA182320.5
Andrew MillerSTL301522.5
Jose AlvaradoTB291723
A.J. MinterATL212824.5
Dellin BetancesNYY262525.5
Jordan HicksSTL232926
Archie BradleyARI243027
Seranthony DominguezPHI253128
Drew SteckenriderMIA392130
Jeremy JeffressMIL283431
Chad GreenNYY362731.5
Zach BrittonNYY273631.5
Mychal GivensBAL313332
Arodys VizcainoATL323232
Ryan BrasierBOS492235.5
Trevor RosenthalWSH472636.5

Image credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

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