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Preseason Ranks: Relief Pitcher

Rankings: Top 100 | 1B | 2B | 3B | SS | C | OF | DH | SP | RP

The following list comprises the fantasy baseball top 40 relief pitcher rankings of each Yahoo! Sports fantasy expert for the 2012 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. For comparison’s sake, the last column links to player pages that compare the rankings from many of the industry’s top fantasy baseball analysts, compiled by our friends at FantasyPros.

Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Baseball

2012 Relief Pitchers Rankings

Brandon
Funston

Andy
Behrens

Brad
Evans

Scott
Pianowski

Composite
Ranking
FantasyPros
FantasyPros
Expert Consensus
Craig Kimbrel 1 2 1 1 1 compare
Mariano Rivera 2 1 5 2 2 compare
Jonathan Papelbon 5 3 3 3 3 compare
John Axford 6 4 2 4 4 compare
Drew Storen 3 5 4 7 5 compare
Matt Moore 4 6 8 6 6 compare
Heath Bell 8 10 7 5 7 compare
J.J. Putz 7 8 6 12 8 compare
Joel Hanrahan 10 11 10 10 9 compare
Brian Wilson 11 7 15 11 10 compare
Jose Valverde 15 14 12 8 11 compare
Ryan Madson 16 12 13 9 12 compare
Andrew Bailey 12 15 11 14 13 compare
Jordan Walden 9 18 9 18 14 compare
Rafael Betancourt 14 21 14 13 15 compare
Sergio Santos 18 16 16 16 16 compare
Cory Luebke 19 9 20 20 17 compare
Carlos Marmol 22 13 17 17 18 compare
Jason Motte 13 23 22 15 19 compare
Huston Street 21 17 18 19 20 compare
Brandon League 17 22 19 22 21 compare
Joe Nathan 26 20 24 24 22 compare
Javy Guerra 20 31 21 23 23 compare
Kyle Farnsworth 24 28 26 21 24 compare
Frank Francisco 23 29 23 25 25 compare
Chris Perez 28 24 27 28 26 compare
Kenley Jansen 34 19 30 27 27 compare
Grant Balfour 25 30 31 26 28 compare
Jim Johnson 30 32 29 29 29 compare
Chris Sale 36 27 25 34 30 compare
Matt Thornton 33 33 28 30 31 compare
Greg Holland 27 34 32 32 32 compare
Jonny Venters 31 25 36 39 33 compare
Matt Capps 29 36 35 31 33 compare
Neftali Feliz 35 26 38 35 34 compare
Vinnie Pestano 32 35 36 35 compare
Jonathan Broxton 37 33 38 36 compare
Sergio Romo 38 34 37 37 compare
Addison Reed 38 33 38 compare
Mike Adams 37 39 compare
Aroldis Chapman 37 39 compare
Tyler Clippard 39 40 40 compare
David Robertson 39 41 compare
Lance Lynn 39 41 compare
Daniel Bard 40 40 41 compare
Kerry Wood 40 42 compare

Rankings based on a standard, 5x5 (W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP) league format

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