Ranking

RP

1 Craig Kimbrel - Atl
2 Greg Holland - KC
3 Aroldis Chapman - Cin
4 Alex Wood - Atl
5 Mark Melancon - Pit
6 Carlos Carrasco - Cle
7 Steve Cishek - Mia
8 David Robertson - CWS
9 Cody Allen - Cle
10 Koji Uehara - Bos
11 Trevor Rosenthal - StL
12 Joaquin Benoit - SD
13 Fernando Rodney - Sea
14 Glen Perkins - Min
15 Jonathan Papelbon - Phi
16 Dellin Betances - NYY
17 Kenley Jansen - LAD
18 Huston Street - LAA
19 Francisco Rodriguez - Mil
20 Drew Storen - Was
21 Hector Rondon - ChC
22 Zach Britton - Bal
23 Addison Reed - Ari
24 Matt Shoemaker - LAA
25 Neftali Feliz - Tex
26 Sean Doolittle - Oak
27 Jake McGee - TB
28 Yusmeiro Petit - SF
29 Santiago Casilla - SF
30 Brad Boxberger - TB
31 Andrew Miller - NYY
32 Tyler Clippard - Oak
33 Luke Gregerson - Hou
34 Brett Cecil - Tor
35 Wade Davis - KC
36 LaTroy Hawkins - Col
37 Ken Giles - Phi
38 Jenrry Mejia - NYM
39 Carlos Martinez - StL
40 Joe Nathan - Det
41 Joakim Soria - Det
42 Bobby Parnell - NYM
43 Tanner Roark - Was
44 Sergio Romo - SF
45 Adam Ottavino - Col
46 Aaron Sanchez - Tor
47 Daniel Norris - Tor
48 Kevin Quackenbush - SD
49 Mike Foltynewicz - Atl
50 Kendall Graveman - Oak
51 Danny Duffy - KC
52 Chad Qualls - Hou
53 Tony Watson - Pit
54 Rafael Soriano -
55 Ernesto Frieri - TB
56 Joe Smith - LAA
57 Pat Neshek - Hou
58 Darren O'Day - Bal
59 Will Smith - Mil
60 Marco Estrada - Tor

Relief Pitcher Notables

Joaquin Benoit (San Diego Padres). Benoit has proven over the last two seasons that he has the stuff to be a successful closer. This year, he'll open the season with the role on a much-improved San Diego team, one that could feed him more save opportunities than Padres closers have seen in a long time. His ridiculously low hit rate from last year means you can't count on another 0.77 WHIP, but a return to 2013 levels would be just fine for his current draft value.

Joakim Soria (Detroit Tigers). Does anyone think Joe Nathan is making it through the season healthy and with the closing gig? An absolutely disastrous 2014 season should have the Tigers ready to turn to another option. Fortunately, a clear closing candidate already exists on the roster in the form of Soria, the one-time elite closer who showed during another injury-tinged 2014 that he can handle the job. Soria's the perfect endgame pick for a speculative saves opportunity.