Ranking baseball's best bullpens from 1 to 30

Siegrist, the setup man, made an NL-high 81 appearances, a workload that might have led to a little slide toward the end of the year he had a 1. A much needed scoreless outing by Shane Greene with only a walk against him. Chapman threw an encouraging side session according to reports detailed in this article by Bryan Hoch. For example, Ty Buttrey notched the first save of his career last night for the Angels striking out one in a clean outing. You have to talk about building arm strength up, seeing hitters, throwing, day off, throwing again, and then just to be cautious regarding consecutive appearances". Archive for Bullpen Report

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Honorable mentions: Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants

In this case, it's not even a case of the team's cupboard being emptied by salary dumps. Veterans Brad Ziegler and Junichi Tazawa have combined for a 7. Kansas City Royals So far: Kansas City is not contending so there should be little question about Kelvin Herrera being traded. Having a bounce-back season, Herrera's strikeout rate isn't quite where it should be, but his plate-discipline stats against suggest that number should tick upward. Herrera still hasn't allowed a single walk. New York Mets So far: The Mets have lost games at a loss pace since their season-opening hot fortnight.

Honcho Sandy Alderson has publicly trashed the concept of the Mets doing a full teardown, so I wouldn't expect much selling in July. The unknown returns of Jeurys Familia and AJ Ramos and the question of how much Seth Lugo will be needed as a starter -- when he's been the team's most dependable reliever -- give this pen some downside.

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As was the case with the Astros, the St. The young right-hander is just 25 years old and throwing absolute gas on a consistent basis. That should scare the rest of the National League. Then you have Kevin Siegrist, one of the more underrated setup men in baseball.

After some ups and downs over his first two seasons, the lefty put it all together in , posting a record and 2. Seth Maness is another St. Louis reliever who should be entering the prime of his career. Jonathan Broxton is clearly not what he once was in Los Angeles, but the big guy provides intrigue in the middle of this group and can still strike out plenty of hitters.

The Cardinals relievers ranked first in all of baseball in wins above average for their position with a stunning 4. First though, they feature one of the best little-known closers in the majors with Zach Britton. After struggling in his first three seasons, Britton was moved to the closer position before the season and has been terrific ever since.

McFarland is another lefty in this bullpen and will look to recover from a somewhat rough Similar to Britton, Brian Matusz came to Baltimore as a starter and faltered, but has been electric as a reliever. He has been sharp for a while now, performing well in the middle relief and setup roles. The defending World Series champions are projected to have the second-best bullpen in all of baseball in , according to our rankings.

Davis saved 17 games in 18 chances and his WHIP of 0.