September Reliever Rankings

MLB: Oakland Athletics at Miami Marlins

MLB: Oakland Athletics at Miami Marlins

Here are some final-month rankings. I’m a little short on comments, since I’ll be hopping on a plane awfully early Monday morning. Please try not to get too bent out of shape if your star player isn’t listed where you like … anything can happen in a month.

As always, players are ranked by position and then combined into an overall top 300 list.

Click to see other September rankings:

Top 300 | SP | RP | OF | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | C

Relief pitcher rankings

Dropping off: Gregory Soto (49th), Erik Swanson (53rd), Nick Sandlin (55th), Joe Kelly (56th), Andre Pallante (62nd), Dylan Coleman (63rd), Lucas Erceg (67th)

  • Felix Bautista was set to occupy the top spot here again before injuring his arm Friday. He’ll probably try to gear up for an end-of-season cameo, but the closer’s role in Baltimore belongs to Yennier Cano for now. He’s bounced back nicely from a midseason letdown, so he comes in at No. 13 here.

  • David Robertson’s third blown save in 10 appearances cost him the gig as the Marlins’ closer, at least for now. He checks in at No. 26 this month, while Tanner Scott , the favorite for saves in his place, is 23rd.

  • It looks like the Cardinals will get Ryan Helsley back from a forearm strain this week, though he might not be quite 100 percent and another setback is a possibility. I expect he’ll be worth using in fantasy leagues after he returns, but he comes with enough question marks on a struggling team that he doesn’t crack the top 30 here.