Fantasy Baseball Rankings 2023: Top 50 relief pitchers

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To save or not to save? That's been the question on many fantasy baseball managers' minds when they've been on the clock in their drafts, looking to fill their relief pitcher lineup spots. The days of the lockdown, automatic ninth-inning standalone pitcher have been coming to an end in the past few MLB seasons. More and more teams are opting against the traditional closer.

Instead, teams have been implementing a closer-by-committee approach, or even the dreaded "high-leverage situation" reliever (AKA, a different pitcher for a different ninth-inning situation. Just look at the Tampa Bay Rays, who have been at the forefront of having multiple relievers; they split up their 44 saves in 2022 between ELEVEN pitchers.

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