Chapman tops 2017 fantasy baseball relief pitcher rankings

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Halpin: Top 250C | 1B | 2B | 3B | SS | OF | SP | RP | Position Eligibility

Fowler: Top 250 | C | 1B | 2B | 3B | SS | OF | SP | RP

2017 Top Fantasy Relief Pitchers

I know Zach Britton was great and all, but Aroldis Chapman is the top closer on the board. ADPs agree … It’s easy to love Real Life Andrew Miller. But Fantasy Andrew Miller is carrying a ninth-round ADP without a closer’s job. I know the guy has a 1.82 ERA with a 0.78 WHIP and a crazy-high K rate over the last three seasons, but saves still matter in most leagues, and he might not get many … Kelvin Herrera grabs the closer baton for the Royals, and he’ll run with it. Wade Davis got 45 saves last season in the same role, while the Davis/Greg Holland combo had 49 in 2015 … Be wary of Jeurys Familla, who might serve a suspension for domestic violence. Addison Reed would be next in line … Late in the game, I’ll be targeting Corey Knebel, Cam Bedrosian and Dan Hudson. Knebel is likely to have his team’s Opening Day closer job, while Bedrosian is a maybe and Hudson looms as a closer-in-waiting for the Pirates.

Player Team Positions
1 Aroldis Chapman NYY RP
2 Zach Britton BAL RP
3 Kenley Jansen LAD RP
4 Craig Kimbrel BOS RP
5 Mark Melancon SF RP
6 Roberto Osuna TOR RP
7 Seung-Hwan Oh STL RP
8 Wade Davis CHC RP
9 Edwin Diaz SEA RP
10 Kenneth Giles HOU RP
11 Danny Duffy KC SP,RP
12 David Robertson CWS RP
13 Kelvin Herrera KC RP
14 Cody Allen CLE RP
15 Alexander Colome TB RP
16 Francisco Rodriguez DET RP
17 A.J. Ramos MIA RP
18 Sam Dyson TEX RP
19 Ryan Madson OAK RP
20 Jeurys Familia NYM RP
21 Dellin Betances NYY RP
22 Adam Ottavino COL RP
23 Andrew Miller CLE RP
24 Alexander Reyes STL SP,RP
25 Corey Knebel MIL RP
26 Brandon Kintzler MIN RP
27 Tony Watson PIT RP
28 Jeanmar Gomez PHI RP
29 Huston Street LAA RP
30 Brandon Maurer SD RP

2017 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Halpin: Top 250C | 1B | 2B | 3B | SS | OF | SP | RP | Position Eligibility

Fowler: Top 250 | C | 1B | 2B | 3B | SS | OF | SP | RP

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