Top 50 RP rankings
Chris Robin

With the season paused and all of us left holding our hats we still need baseball content! It keeps us sane!

What sets fantasy baseball aside for me is all the strategy that goes in. Some owners like crafty veterans while other want young prospects. There is no right way! It’s your team! You’re able to build it how you want!

Most people in fantasy baseball leagues know me as the RP guy! I’m a sucker for stud relief pitcher!

Few years ago I came across the all RP approach. Be mindful of your leagues scoring status. Is it a rotisserie (roto) scoring or Head to head points? Quick refresher on the difference! Roto scoring is just focused on a small number of statistical categories while ignoring others. Head to head point leagues use specific categories to accumulate scoring.

Roto fantasy baseball is the most common. While H2H category leagues can differ depending on the commissioner and rules set by the league. A 5×5 category scoring format is my favorite way to play. Which means, batting average, home runs, RBI, stolen bases and runs for hitters. Wins, saves, ERA, strikeouts and WHIP for pitchers.

The ALL RP approach is best suited for category leagues. With wins, saves, ERA, strikeouts and WHIP counting for pitchers I’ve found you can really sway the pitching categories in your favor with a good set of stud relief pitchers!

To be clear this is my favorite approach when it comes to pitchers. Not in every league either. I find it most fun when given a challenge and trying a different way. With a dynasty team you’re afforded those luxuries.

I’m asking you all now to please get involved in a dynasty start up. I’m not trying to push my ideals on anyone but I promise you’ll thank me later! We all find our own way in terms of fantasy sports. There is no wrong way! Build how you want and build to maximize your enjoyment.

I asked two friends, who happen to be league mates, to give me their top 50 RP list! Ben Anderson and Sam Huff

RankingTeamPlayerPositionChris RobinBen AndersonSam Huff
1MILJosh HaderRP121
2SDKirby YatesRP232
3NYYAroldis ChapmanRP313
4LADKenley JansenRP4124
5HOURoberto OsunaRP545
6CLEBrad HandRP6510
7CINRaisel IglesiasRP71111
8OAKLiam HendricksRP887
9MINTaylor RodgersRP966
10NYMEdwin DiazRP10138
11ARZArchie BradleyRP111018
12BOSBrandon WorkmanRP12219
13SDEmilio PaganRP133117
14CHCCraig KimbrelRP142014
15TEXJose LeclercRP151822
16PHIHector NerisRP16919
17WSHSean DoolittleRP171420
18TBNick AndersonRP1815
19DETJoe JimenezRP192826
20KCIan KennedyRP202224
21CWSAlex ColomeRP21712
22TORKen GilesRP221915
23COLScott ObergRP2327
24LAAHansel RoblesRP241721
25ATLWill SmithRP251613
26NYMSeth LugoRP262535
27NYYAdam OttavinoRP273733
28STLCarlos MartinezRP2826
29SDDrew PomeranzRP2940
30PITKyle CrickRP30
31WSHDaniel HudsonRP313629
32STLGiovanny GallegosRP322416
33PITKeone KelaRP332323
34NYYZack BrittonRP3439
35MINTyler DuffeyRP35
36OAKYusmeriro PetitRP3628
37LADRoss StriplingRP3741
38HOUBrad PeacockRP38
39MIARyne StanekRP39
40ATLMark MelanconRP402625
41STLKwang-Hyun KimRP41
42SFTony WatsonRP423545
43LADBlake TreinenRP4343
44SDCraig StammenRP4434
45TEXRafael MonteroRP45
46TBDiego CastilloRP4638
47BALMychal GivensRP473037
48LADPedro BaezRP485936
49SEAMatt MagillRP493449
50HOURyan PresslyRP502939


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Dont forget my friends! Ben and Sam

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