2011 MLB Player Values: Relief Pitchers

2011 MLB Player Values: Relief Pitchers

Continuing, here are the projections for the top 50 relief pitchers.  Reliever projections are difficult to create because many factors affecting the pitcher’s value are outside his control.  Therefore, these values do not necessarily follow projections, which is usually because a certain pitcher carries increased risk and/or has a better chance of becoming a closer.  I will publish values for American League starting pitchers this evening.

Player Team Value IP ERA W S K WHIP
1 Brian Wilson SF $24 60 2.25 5 40 70 1.20
2 Neftali Feliz TEX $23 60 2.50 6 35 70 1.15
3 Heath Bell SD $23 50 2.75 5 30 55 1.20
4 Joaquim Soria KC $22 60 2.50 4 35 55 1.20
5 Mariano Rivera NYY $21 50 2.75 5 35 50 1.05
6 Carlos Marmol CHI $21 50 3.00 5 30 60 1.15
7 Jon Papelbon BOS $20 50 3.20 5 35 50 1.20
8 Andrew Bailey OAK $20 50 3.30 4 30 40 1.15
9 Francisco Rodriguez NYM $19 50 3.30 5 35 40 1.25
10 John Axford MIL $18 60 3.50 6 35 60 1.30
11 Chris Perez CLE $17 40 3.60 4 30 60 1.30
12 Brandon Lyon HOU $17 40 3.50 4 30 45 1.25
13 Jonathan Broxton LAD $17 40 3.50 4 30 50 1.25
14 Jose Valverde DET $16 50 3.60 4 30 45 1.25
15 Craig Kimbrel ATL $15 40 3.20 3 25 45 1.20
16 Huston Street COL $15 50 3.60 4 35 40 1.10
17 Drew Storen WAS $15 50 3.20 4 30 50 1.25
18 David Aardsma SEA $14 40 3.50 4 30 40 1.20
19 Brad Lidge PHI $14 40 3.70 5 30 45 1.30
20 Aroldis Chapman CIN $14 60 2.30 6 15 80 1.30
21 Francisco Cordero CIN $14 40 3.60 3 25 35 1.20
22 Matt Capps MIN $13 40 3.60 4 20 40 1.25
23 Ryan Franklin STL $13 50 3.70 4 35 40 1.25
24 Chris Sale CWS $13 60 2.20 4 20 70 1.20
25 Joe Nathan MIN $13 40 3.30 4 20 40 1.20
26 Matt Thornton CWS $12 40 3.20 3 20 40 1.10
27 Leo Nunez FLA $12 50 3.60 4 30 40 1.25
28 JJ Putz ARI $12 40 3.60 3 25 35 1.30
29 Mike Gonzalez BAL $10 40 4.30 3 20 40 1.35
30 Fernando Rodney LAA $10 40 4.20 4 25 35 1.40
31 Jason Frasor TOR $10 40 3.60 4 25 40 1.25
32 Joel Hanrahan PIT $10 40 4.30 3 20 30 1.35
33 JP Howell TB $9 40 3.90 4 15 30 1.25
34 Johnny Venters ATL $9 40 3.00 5 10 35 1.15
35 Evan Meek PIT $9 40 3.40 4 10 40 1.20
36 Rafael Soriano NYY $8 40 3.25 4 5 45 1.15
37 Octavio Dotel TOR $8 50 3.60 3 15 50 1.15
38 Hong-Chi Kuo LAD $7 50 3.20 4 5 50 1.10
39 Kenley Jansen LAD $7 40 3.25 4 5 50 1.25
40 Juan Gutierrez ARI $6 40 3.70 3 10 40 1.25
41 Daniel Bard BOS $6 50 3.15 3 5 60 1.20
42 Jake McGee TB $6 40 3.20 4 10 40 1.15
43 Andrew Cashner CHI $6 90 4.00 7 0 70 1.25
44 Jordan Walden LAA $6 50 3.50 3 5 60 1.15
45 Tyler Clippard WAS $5 50 3.80 3 10 40 1.25
46 Juaquin Benoit DET $5 40 3.80 3 5 40 1.25
47 Joel Peralta TB $5 50 3.70 2 5 40 1.25
48 Rafael Perez CLE $4 40 4.30 3 5 30 1.40
49 H. Takahashi LAA $4 40 4.10 4 5 30 1.35
50 Brandon League SEA $4 40 4.30 3 5 40 1.40