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2022 Consensus Top-40 Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitcher Rankings

It’s Fantasy Baseball draft season! While some of us degenerates were drafting back in October and November, now is the time where fantasy baseball drafts really kick into high gear. We here at FantraxHQ have been pumping out a ton of great content all offseason long and are diving head-first into our 2022 Fantrax Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit. A big part of any draft kit is rankings, and we’re continuing our staff consensus rankings for 2022 with our fantasy baseball relief pitcher rankings.

Below you’ll find the consensus rankings that 12 of our MLB writers were involved in. The writers involved are Eric Cross, Chris Clegg, Lauren Auerbach, Nic Civale, David Mendelson, Mike Carter, Mick Ciallela, Justin Dunbar, Logan Kritzeck, Michael Govier, Ryan Kirksey, and Justin Johnson. Each writer provided anywhere from 40-55 pitchers so we could create our consensus top-40.

Every season, it feels like relief pitchers get pushed up higher and higher in drafts and 2022 is shaping up for more of the same in that department. We have a clear top tier of Josh Hader and Liam Hendricks this season with as many as 6-8 more being taken inside the top-100 of some drafts as well. If you want a top-flight RP, you’re going to have to pay up.

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2022 Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitcher Rankings

Meet the Analysts:

  • EC = Eric Cross
  • CC = Chris Clegg
  • LA = Lauren Aurbach
  • NC = Nic Civale
  • DM = David Mendelson
  • JJ – Justin Johnson
  • RK = Ryan Kirksey
  • MC1 = Mike Carter
  • MC2 = Mick Ciallela
  • JD = Justin Dunbar
  • MG = Michael Govier
  • LK = Logan Kritzeck
1Josh Hader222121122111
2Liam Hendriks111212211232
3Raisel Iglesias333533343424
4Emmanuel Clase444344464693
5Edwin Diaz556475835365
6Ryan Pressly685656556556
7Aroldis Chapman977788687747
8Will Smith710101114991091078
9Jordan Romano1198911121211109810
10Giovanny Gallegos1012910971191181312
11Kenley Jansen8611131511167812109
12Blake Treinen121114861071217113811
13Craig Kimbrel131312171317151713141414
14Mark Melancon141413162014101312171817
15Camilo Doval17181512NR16181915131213
16Corey Knebel191517182115142114222020
17Scott Barlow181622191913134116151918
18Taylor Rogers202916NR2223221419201115
19Lucas Sims233118231720172223211719
20Garrett Whitlock221920NR1639201822182416
21Gregory Soto162125203322242720191522
22David Bednar153519302530271518161621
23Joe Barlow211723242919212921323024
24Paul Sewald282521141228291632373123
25Devin Williams272426213025282331332225
26Lou Trivino263430222729233125242327
27Matt Barnes352024152821333029303226
28Dylan Floro24282826362425NR24254431
29Andrew Kittredge293229293718262028293534
30Ken Giles252227253434352830233637
31Jake McGee312731NR2337NR252643NR43
32Drew Steckenrider4326NR28243319394039NRNR
33Rowan Wick30364632433131NR332821NR
34Pierce Johnson452341273526304043NRNRNR
35Kyle Finnegan3338NR34NRNR3224363445NR
36Anthony Bender4241453631NRNRNR44272529
37Michael Fulmer383032NR383241463535NR35
38Tanner Rainey363336NR39NRNR4737NR27NR
39Chad Green40NR3839NR4034383840NRNR
40James Karinchak49NRNR31404439NRNR422933

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