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2024 Fantasy Baseball Rankings (NL)

Expert Consensus Ranking (21 of 30 Experts) -

Rank Player (Team, Position) Overall Notes
1 Devin Williams (MIL - RP) 24 24.0
Devin Williams saved 36 games in 2023 and struck out 87 in 58 2/3 innings. He had a sparkling ERA of 1.53, though this was somewhat misleading, with an xERA of 2.75 and an xFIP of 2.79. Williams consistently gives up more walks than fantasy managers would like, but we forgive him due to his 99th percentile K% (37.7 in 2023). Even with the walks, he finished with a 0.92 WHIP. He should be the top reliever taken in 2024.
2 Edwin Diaz (NYM - RP) 31 27.0 -4.0
Edwin Diaz was in line for another stellar campaign when a patellar tendon tear ended his season during the World Baseball Classic. We'll just run it back for 2024, though, as Diaz's Statcast page shows that he leads the world in almost every pitching metric. The 29-year-old probably won't come with much of a discount in 2024, and the latest reports are that he is fully healthy. Diaz is a minimal-risk, extremely-high reward reliever.
3 Camilo Doval (SF - RP) 40 36.0 -4.0
Camilo Doval finished 2023 tied for the National League lead in saves with 39. He offers an elite mix of offerings, with his slider and cutter leading the way. His strikeout rate is 31.0 percent, xBA is .203, and he is in the 88th percentile of GB% at 52.5. Doval should cross the 35-save mark again in 2024, making him the last of the Tier 1 closers.
4 Raisel Iglesias (ATL - RP) 49 44.0 -5.0
Raisel Iglesias finished in the Top 10 in saves with 33 last season. This number might seem low, but the Atlanta Braves didn't have many save opportunities while routinely blowing out opponents. Iglesias remains elite in Chase% (35.4), but batters lit up his fastball and sinker more than in past seasons. Iglesias will remain a Tier 2 closer because of the team he plays for, but look out for that to continue to be a double-edged sword when it comes to saves. There are other relievers with more ratio upside later in the draft.
5 David Bednar (PIT - RP) 48 48.0
David Bednar finished 2023 tied for the National League lead in saves. He struck out 80 batters in 67 1/3 innings and had a 222 ERA+, which puts him in the elite tier of relievers just behind Josh Hader, Devin Williams, and Felix Bautista. There isn't much to dislike about Bednar, and as last year proved, a closer doesn't have to be on a good team to rack up saves. The 29-year-old should be going higher in drafts than he is, so take advantage of the discount.
6 Alexis Diaz (CIN - RP) 57 53.0 -4.0
Alexis Diaz finished second in the National League with 37 saves and had a 3.07 ERA and 1.19 WHIP. He also struck out 86 batters in 67 1/3 innings, and he held opponents to an xBA of .192. The knocks against Diaz are that he was in the sixth percentile in BB% at 12.6, and he pitches in Cincinnati, which always feels like playing with fire. The 27-year-old is a step away from being in the upper tier of closers, but he will provide plenty of saves if you can tolerate the walks.
7 Paul Sewald (ARI - RP) 62 59.0 -3.0
Paul Sewald split time in Seattle and Arizona last season, racking up 34 saves between the two clubs. Sewald's stuff is the real deal, with a K% of 32.1, xERA of 2.75, and xBA of .189. He walked more batters than his career average, but he has the makeup of a solid closer for a competitive squad in 2024. Fantasy managers should expect around 30 saves from the veteran.
8 Evan Phillips (LAD - RP) 67 63.0 -4.0
Evan Phillips appeared in 62 games for the Dodgers in 2023. He struck out 66 in 61 1/3 innings and finished with a sparkling 2.05 ERA and 0.83 WHIP. While his xFIP of 3.37 suggests he benefited from some luck, his 28.2 K% also says he is good in his role. While it seems appealing to grab the L.A. closer, beware of the "Blowout Wins" issue that sometimes drags down save totals. Still, Phillips isn't going to hurt you as a second closer on your roster.
9 Ryan Helsley (STL - RP) 66 64.0 -2.0
Ryan Helsley had a shortened season due to injury, appearing in only 33 games before being shut down. When healthy, his strikeout rate continued at an elite rate (35.6 K%), and he sits above 99 mph with his fastball. Helsley mightily struggled with walks (4.17 BB/9), reminiscent of his pre-2022 profile. He should enter the season as the Cardinals closer and could touch 30 saves if his health allows it.
10 Tanner Scott (MIA - RP) 77 73.0 -4.0
 
11 Michael King (SD - SP,RP) 73 81.0 +8.0
 
12 Adbert Alzolay (CHC - RP) 101 83.0 -18.0
 
13 Jose Alvarado (PHI - RP) 111 103.0 -8.0
 
14 Kyle Finnegan (WSH - RP) 150 118.0 -32.0
 
15 Robert Suarez (SD - RP) 134 131.0 -3.0
 
16 Yuki Matsui (SD - RP) 135 156.0 +21.0
 
17 Hunter Harvey (WSH - RP) 154 153.0 -1.0
 
18 Aroldis Chapman (PIT - RP) 196 140.0 -56.0
 
19 Sean Manaea (NYM - SP,RP) 151 195.0 +44.0
 
20 Giovanny Gallegos (STL - RP) 236    
 
21 Jordan Hicks (SF - RP) 201 206.0 +5.0
 
22 Jorge Lopez (NYM - RP) 143 160.0 +17.0
 
23 Justin Lawrence (COL - RP) 240 257.0 +17.0
 
24 Abner Uribe (MIL - RP) 238 289.0 +51.0
 
25 Brusdar Graterol (LAD - RP) 216 178.0 -38.0
 
26 DL Hall (MIL - RP) 194 211.0 +17.0
 
27 A.J. Minter (ATL - RP) 206 152.0 -54.0
 
28 Hector Neris (CHC - RP) 229 176.0 -53.0
 
29 Dylan Floro (WSH - RP) 144 171.0 +27.0
 
30 A.J. Puk (MIA - RP) 214 227.0 +13.0
 
31 Orion Kerkering (PHI - RP) 168 145.0 -23.0
 
32 Kevin Ginkel (ARI - RP) 226 168.0 -58.0
 
33 Frankie Montas (CIN - SP,RP) 241 224.0 -17.0
 
34 Reynaldo Lopez (ATL - RP) 228 184.0 -44.0
 
35 Ben Brown (CHC - SP,RP) 272    
 
36 Hayden Wesneski (CHC - SP,RP) 322    
 
37 Matt Strahm (PHI - SP,RP) 205 158.0 -47.0
 
38 Seranthony Dominguez (PHI - RP) 145 191.0 +46.0
 
39 Steven Matz (STL - SP,RP) 204    
 
40 Andrew Kittredge (STL - RP) 260 213.0 -47.0
 
41 Taylor Rogers (SF - RP) 230 169.0 -61.0
 
42 Tyler Kinley (COL - RP) 293    
 
43 Daniel Bard (COL - RP) 218 157.0 -61.0
 
44 Woo-Suk Go (SD - RP) 325 219.0 -106.0
 
45 Matthew Liberatore (STL - SP,RP) 316    
 
46 Julian Merryweather (CHC - RP) 263    
 
47 Andrew Nardi (MIA - RP) 233 244.0 +11.0
 
48 Jakob Junis (MIL - SP,RP) 305    
 
49 Colin Holderman (PIT - RP)      
 
50 Wandy Peralta (SD - RP)      
 
51 Alex Vesia (LAD - RP)      
 
52 Jhony Brito (SD - SP,RP) 239    
 
53 Joe Jimenez (ATL - RP) 259    
 
54 Jeff Hoffman (PHI - RP) 255    
 
55 Joel Payamps (MIL - RP) 246 235.0 -11.0
 
56 Emilio Pagan (CIN - RP)   182.0  
 
57 JoJo Romero (STL - RP) 248    
 
58 Nick Martinez (CIN - SP,RP) 288 256.0 -32.0
 
59 Pierce Johnson (ATL - RP) 285 294.0 +9.0
 
60 Javier Assad (CHC - SP,RP) 289 253.0 -36.0
 
61 Enyel De Los Santos (SD - RP) 297    
 
62 Roansy Contreras (PIT - SP,RP) 324    
 
63 Martin Perez (PIT - SP,RP) 352 222.0 -130.0
 
64 Gregory Soto (PHI - RP) 292 189.0 -103.0
 
65 Brooks Raley (NYM - RP) 303 293.0 -10.0
 
66 Tyler Rogers (SF - RP) 318 220.0 -98.0
 
67 Blake Treinen (LAD - RP)      
 
68 Carmen Mlodzinski (PIT - RP)      
 
69 Joe Kelly (LAD - RP) 268 234.0 -34.0
 
70 Daniel Hudson (LAD - RP,SP) NRI 271    
 
71 Randy Vasquez (SD - SP,RP) 290    
 
72 Drew Smyly (CHC - SP,RP) 279 250.0 -29.0
 
73 David Peterson (NYM - SP,RP) IL60 280    
 
74 Ryan Yarbrough (LAD - SP,RP) 337    
 
75 Zack Thompson (STL - SP,RP) 338    
 
76 Dauri Moreta (PIT - RP) 284    
 
77 Trevor Megill (MIL - RP) 287    
 
78 Kyle Hurt (LAD - SP,RP) 344    
 
79 Michael Grove (LAD - SP,RP) 347    
 
80 Lucas Sims (CIN - RP) 351    
 
81 Adam Ottavino (NYM - RP) 295 193.0 -102.0
 
82 Anthony Bender (MIA - RP) 310    
 
83 Tristan Beck (SF - RP) IL60 361    
 
84 Mark Leiter Jr. (CHC - RP) 308 273.0 -35.0
 
85 Fernando Cruz (CIN - RP) 330    
 
86 Ryan Brasier (LAD - RP) 314    
 
87 Tanner Rainey (WSH - RP) 353    
 
88 Tejay Antone (CIN - SP,RP) 374    
 
89 Zach Brzykcy (WSH - RP) 385    
 
90 Daniel Palencia (CHC - RP) 371    
 
91 Keynan Middleton (STL - RP) 328    
 
92 Luis Patino (SD - RP) 402