We’re going to do something a little different here. The Bullpen Report guys — Alan Harrison, Benjamin Pasinkoff and Colin Zarzycki — are knee-deep in every bullpen every night, just to update you. So they’re in a great position to rank relievers when it comes to 5×5 roto leagues.
So they’ve got the keys to the car, and now they get to wreck it.
We all know reliever rankings have the shortest shelf life. One of these guys blows three saves in a row and he just completely falls off the rankings. And yet, even for established relievers that will survive all year, it’s useful to stack them up against each other. Because relievers do contribute in categories other than saves — if you have three Jim Johnsons and I have three Joe Nathans, you’re going to cede me around 60 strikeouts. That would be painful in the final calculation.
Who catches your eye today?
With the color-coding we hope to highlight the biggest movers. That definition changes as you follow the ranks down the list — players had to move more to register a color change as you near the bottom of the list. In this case, these new rankings were done by different people than the last rankings, so keep that in mind. These are rest-of-season rankings for 5×5 roto.