Relief pitchers (usually) are the last ones to pitch in a game and fittingly they were the last group to be ranked. If you watched Kimbrel pitch in 2017 you may wonder why he isn’t number one, but the list is full of elite pitchers. In the end, trailing Kenley Jansen and Andrew Miller isn’t anything to be ashamed about.
1. Kenley Jansen, Los Angeles Dodgers
2. Andrew Miller, Cleveland Indians
3. Craig Kimbrel, Boston Red Sox
4. Chad Green, New York Yankees
5. Archie Bradley, Arizona Diamondbacks
6. Zach Britton, Baltimore Orioles
7. Corey Knebel, Milwaukee Brewers
8. Aroldis Chapman, New York Yankees
9. Brad Hand, San Diego Padres
10. Raisel Iglesias, Cincinnati Reds
With pitchers and catcher reporting today signs of baseball season will start appearing with rapid speed.
And the guy who comes in to finish the game is ready to get back to work.