Posted: Thursday February 23, 2012 12:22PM ; Updated: Thursday February 23, 2012 12:46PM
Eric Mack
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Kimbrel, Rivera leads closer rankings

Fantasy Baseball 2012 Relief Pitcher Rankings
Rankings based on 2012 projected value in mixed 5 x 5 Rotisserie leagues and standard head-to-head points leagues. Check back during Spring Training for updated rankings.
Rank Relief Pitcher Team Tier
1 Craig Kimbrel ATL 1
2 Mariano Rivera NYY 1
3 Jon Papelbon PHI 1
4 Brian Wilson SF 1
5 John Axford MIL 2
6 Drew Storen WAS 2
7 Heath Bell MIA 2
8 Jose Valverde DET 2
9 Andrew Bailey BOS 2
10 J.J. Putz ARI 2
11 Neftali Feliz TEX 3
12 Carlos Marmol CHC 3
13 Matt Moore TB 3
14 Ryan Madson CIN 3
15 Jordan Walden LAA 3
16 Joe Nathan TEX 4
17 Joakim Soria KC 4
18 Chris Perez CLE 4
19 Jason Motte STL 4
20 Huston Street SD 4
21 Daniel Bard BOS 5
22 Brandon League SEA 5
23 Joel Hanrahan PIT 5
24 Aroldis Chapman CIN 5
25 Jonny Venters ATL 5
26 Sergio Santos TOR 5
27 Chris Sale CHW 5
28 Rafael Betancourt COL 6
29 Kyle Farnsworth TB 6
30 Javy Guerra LAD 6
31 Matt Thornton CHW 6
32 Jim Johnson BAL 6
33 Grant Balfour OAK 6
34 Francisco Cordero TOR 7
35 Matt Capps MIN 7
36 Frank Francisco NYM 7
37 Joey Devine OAK 7
38 Kenley Jansen LAD 7
39 Cory Luebke SD 7
40 Brandon Lyon HOU 7

 
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