Wednesday, March 26, 2008

FSE Fantasy Baseball Positional Rankings - Setup Men & Middle Relievers

We wanted to stop the FSE Fantasy Baseball Positional Rankings series with the closers, we really did. However, the urge to write a middle reliever breakdown won out in the end. Here, we rank the top 40 middle relievers, grouping them in a variety of categories that speak to their potential in 2008. In addition, we highlight a few sleepers to keep an eye on.

Future Closers

1 - Jonathan Broxton
2 - Jeremy Accardo (Currently closing in Toronto, will setup when BJ Ryan returns)
3 - Joba Chamberlain 
4 - Tony Pena
5 - Jon Rauch
6 - Carlos Marmol

Cream Of The 8th Inning Crop

7 - Rafael Betancourt
8 - Hideki Okajima
9 - Heath Bell
10 - Scot Shields
11 - Joaquin Benoit

On The Brink...

12 - Justin Speier
13 - Peter Moylan
14 - Ryan Franklin
15 - Scott Downs

Shaky Hold Magnets

16 - Derrick Turnbow
17 - Aaron Heilman
18 - Fernando Rodney
19 - Juan Rincon
20 - Brandon Morrow

Many Holds, No Pub 

21 - Bob Howry
22 - JC Romero
23 - Pat Neshek
24 - David Weathers
25 - Taylor Tankersley
26 - Alan Embree
27 - Rafael Perez

Risky, Risky

28 - Scott Linebrink
29 - Brian Fuentes
30 - Tom Gordon
31 - Jamie Walker

Coming On Fast

32 - Manny Delcarmen
33 - Juan Cruz
34 - Duaner Sanchez
35 - Matt Guerrier

Holds Guys On Bad Teams

36 - Justin Miller
37 - Chad Bradford
38 - Damaso Marte
39 - Brad Hennessey
40 - Dan Wheeler

Sleepers
 
Chad Qualls
David Riske
Oscar Villarreal 
Brandon League
Yasuhiko Yabuta
Jimmy Gobble
Doug Brocail
Mike Gonzalez (Returns in May)
John Grabow

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