Justin Mason Relief Pitcher Ranks: 3/9/21

Drafts are in full swing and now I am 15+ drafts into the season, here are my current ranks for the outfield position for 2021. I will post updates as things change with signings, injuries, or news in Major League Baseball.

See my other ranks here: C 1B 2B SS 3B OF SP RP


Justin Mason Relief Pitcher Ranks
Rk Player Team ADP Notes
1 Liam Hendriks CWS 54.98 Best reliever in the game on a great team.
2 Aroldis Chapman NYY 66.9 Locked into the role on one of the best teams in baseball.
3 Josh Hader MLW 55.81 Could easily be the best closer in the game, but he hasn’t been perfect last season and a half.
4 Trevor Rosenthal OAK 134.63 Was the best reliever in the game after the trade to SD last year.
5 Edwin Diaz NYM 71.02 Skills have never been a question.
6 Raisel Iglesias LAA 79 Was fantastic last season and the Angels clearly wanted him to be the guy.
7 Ryan Pressly HOU 98.69 The Astros didn’t bring in another option so he seems pretty safe.
8 Brad Hand WAS 99.1 Was fantastic last year and seemed locked in.
9 Craig Kimbrel CHC 146.02 Kimbrel was fantastic after a bumpy start.
10 Kenley Jansen LAD 115.77 Last year of his deal in LA and has been shaky with lots of options if he fails.
11 Archie Bradley PHI 244.56 Has been great the last year and a half and should have the first shot at the role.
12 Kirby Yates TOR 120.81 Health is the main question mark, but if healthy, he should be the guy.
13 Rafael Montero SEA 166.69 Seems locked into the role until he gets traded.
14 Greg Holland KC 216.69 Seems locked into the role until he gets traded.
15 James Karinchak CLE 89.19 Skills are amazing, but I question if he really has the job.
16 Nick Anderson TB 147.58 Probably gets the most saves, but still is in a committee.
17 Richard Rodriguez PIT 188.73 Should get the role, but how many games will the Pirates win?
18 Joakim Soria ARZ 245.94 Soria seems like he should get the job.
19 Anthony Bass MIA 260.85 I think he is the guy, but health and competition drops him some.
20 Alex Colome MIN 150.06 Seems like the Twins may try the Tampa Bay committee approach.
21 Taylor Rogers MIN 202.25 Seems like the Twins may try the Tampa Bay committee approach.
22 Devin Williams MLW 175.13 Injury questions drops him, but if Hader is traded and he healthy, then he could be a top 5-10 closer.
23 Matt Barnes BOS 203.17 Should get the first shot, but could lose it or be traded if he succeeds.
24 Hunter Harvey BAL 309.35 Should get first shot, but this could also be a committee.
25 Will Smith ATL 189.81 I don’t know who closes in Atlanta
26 Chris Martin ATL 321.15 I don’t know who closes in Atlanta
27 Mark Melancon SD 235.6 I think he may share the duties in San Diego.
28 Drew Pomeranz SD 222.21 I think he may share the duties in San Diego.
29 Jordan Hicks STL 222.83 Hicks could get the first shot in St. Louis or he could share the role with 3-4 others.
30 Jose Leclerc TEX 248.02 Leclerc likely gets the first shot, but health and control issues could get in the way.
31 Amir Garrett CIN 243.98 I think he has the leg up, but any one of the three could emerge as the guy.
32 Daniel Bard COL 268 He is the guy for now, but it’s still Colorado
33 Giovanny Gallegos STL 262.48 I don’t know what to make of the Cardinals bullpen.
34 Jake McGee SF 345.56 Never trust Kapler with closers.
35 Adam Ottavino BOS 371.17 Will get the job at some point.
36 Nick Wittgren CLE 495.08 I think he has a real chance to grab the job in Cleveland.
37 Diego Castillo TB 294.1 Great skills, but it’s Tampa.
38 Bryan Garcia DET 394.38 Probably first man up in Detroit, but it could get to anyone in that bullpen.
39 Jonathan Hernandez TEX 392.35 He will pass Leclerc at some point.
40 Yimi Garcia MIA 349.9 Likely the setup guy, but could easily leapfrog Bass.
41 Josh Staumont KC 437.23 Will get the job once Holland is moved.
42 Trevor May NYM 449.1 Great handcuff if Diaz blows up.
43 Gregory Soto DET 456.77 Probably first man up if Garcia doesn’t get it done.
44 Lucas Sims CIN 378.13 It is a wide open battle in Cincy
45 Sean Doolittle CIN 522.63 It is a wide open battle in Cincy
46 Rowan Wick CHC 552.44 Will get the job if Kimbrel is traded or blows it.
47 Zack Britton NYY 389.04 Should get some saves when Chapman is suspended or if he gets hurt.
48 Joe Jimenez DET 556.88 I haven’t given up on Jimenez.
49 Michael Lorenzen CIN 395.44 Likely in the rotation.
50 Tejay Antone CIN 358.13 I think he could be this year’s Tyler Mahle and ends up in the rotation.
51 Hector Neris PHI 287.46 Has closer experience, but I think he is behind Bradley.
52 Jordan Romano TOR 377.88 First man up if Yates isn’t healthy.
53 Stefan Crichton ARZ 337.63 First man up if Soria blows it.
54 Tanner Rainey WAS 416.48 Likely first man up if something happens to Hand.
55 Jake Diekman OAK 373.58 Should get some saves in Oakland.
56 Alex Reyes STL 386.08 I don’t know what to make of the Cardinals bullpen.
57 Sergio Romo OAK 654.83 If something happens to Rosenthal, he likely is in the discussion for the job.
58 Tyler Rogers SF 604.83 Never trust Kapler with closers.
59 Roberto Osuna FA 613.19 Proven closer that needs a team and a clean bill of health.
60 Reyes Moronta SF 437.44 Never trust Kapler with closers.
SOURCE: https://nfc.shgn.com/adp/baseball
ADP from NFBC Draft Champions leagues between 2/6/21-3/6/21

Justin is the co-host on The Sleeper and The Bust Podcast and writes for Rotographs covering the Roto Riteup as well as other periodic articles. In addition to his work at Rotographs, Justin is the lead fantasy writer/analyst and co-owner for FriendswithFantasyBenefits.com, and the owner of The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational. He is also a certified addiction treatment counselor. Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinMasonFWFB.

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2 years ago

No Tyler Duffey in this list? In the top 60? With Baldelli’s claim that everyone will get their share? He seems to have far more value than many on this!