Preseason Ranks: Relief Pitchers

Rankings: Top 40 | 1B | 2B | 3B | SS | C | OF | SP | RP

The following list comprises the fantasy baseball top 40 relief pitcher rankings of each Yahoo! Sports fantasy expert for the ’09 season. The list is ordered by the overall top 40 composite ranking of the four experts, with the remaining players that received votes rounding out the bottom of the list.

2009 Relief Pitcher Rankings
 
Brandon
Funston

Andy
Behrens

Brad
Evans

Scott
Pianowski

Composite
Ranking
Jonathan Papelbon 1 2 1 1 1
Joe Nathan 2 3 3 2 2
Mariano Rivera 3 1 5 3 3
Francisco Rodriguez 4 4 4 4 4
Brad Lidge 5 5 2 5 5
Joakim Soria 6 6 6 6 6
Bobby Jenks 12 7 8 7 7
Jonathan Broxton 8 9 11 12 8
Jose Valverde 9 11 12 8 8
Brian Fuentes 7 10 15 10 10
Kerry Wood 10 14 9 9 10
Joba Chamberlain 11 8 7 18 12
Max Scherzer 13 11 10 25 13
Brandon Morrow 15 12 21 11 13
Frank Francisco 14 18 13 17 15
Matt Capps 16 15 18 15 16
Francisco Cordero 17 24 14 13 17
Heath Bell 18 16 20 19 18
Jason Motte 20 20 19 14 18
Chad Qualls 19 17 22 20 20
Brian Wilson 23 19 16 22 21
B.J. Ryan 22 21 24 16 22
Kevin Gregg 26 22 23 23 23
Mike Gonzalez 27 25 17 26 24
Brad Ziegler 21 23 29 24 25
Carlos Marmol 26 27 31 21 26
Matt Lindstrom 24 26 26 31 27
Manuel Corpas 30 29 25 29 28
Trevor Hoffman 29 31 30 27 29
Troy Percival 28 28 32 30 30
Fernando Rodney 32 37 27 28 31
Joel Hanrahan 31 30 33 32 32
George Sherrill 36 36 34 33 33
Carlos Villanueva 34 32 39 34 33
Chris Ray 35 35 35 39 35
Hong-Chih Kuo 33 28 37 36
Huston Street 37 34 38 37
J.J. Putz 38 38 37 38
Scott Downs 39 40 35 39
Leo Nunez 38 36 40
Joey Devine 40 40
Jose Arredondo 33
Grant Balfour 36
Octavio Dotel 39
Aaron Heilman 40

Rankings based on a standard, 5x5 (BA, HR, RBI, R, SB) league format