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2014 Sports The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014  

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Who is the best MLB relief pitcher of the 2014 season? This list includes pitchers from teams in both the American and National League. Relief pitchers need to a have strong arm, live pitches, and be fearless. They are responsible for coming in to relieve the starting pitcher. This list has been ranked by baseball fans with the best major league relief pitchers of 2014.

Major League Baseball is America’s pastime and from its pastoral beginnings, through to its professional urban setting today, it has always captured the imagination and hearts of fans. Baseball is a game many Americans played as kids, and for that reason it always holds a special place in the American zeitgeist. Opening day each spring is something many baseball fans count down to all year long.

The best relief pitchers of 2014 on this list include players such as Craig Kimbrel, Kenley Jansen, and Greg Holland. The best relief pitchers in Major League Baseball are all supremely talented at getting batters out in all situations. Through 162 games these best releif pitchers will help their teams jockey for post-season position.

Vote up the best relief pitchers of the 2014 Major League season or add the pitcher you would put in if he isn't already on the list.
list ordered by

1
29 5
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Relief pitcher, Pitcher - Braves

2
21 7
Greg Holland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Royals

3
21 9
Koji Uehara is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Relief pitcher, Pitcher - Red Sox

4
20 9
Michael Wacha is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Cardinals

5
15 5
Kenley Jansen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Catcher, Pitcher - Dodgers

6
19 10
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Relief pitcher, Pitcher - Reds

7
10 3
Tommy Hunter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher - Orioles

8
15 8
Joe Nathan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Relief pitcher, Setup pitcher, Pitcher - Tigers

9
9 3
Steve Cishek is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Marlins

10
9 3
Joaquín Benoit is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Relief pitcher, Pitcher - Padres

11
9 3
LaTroy Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Relief pitcher - Rockies

12
10 4
Huston Street is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Padres

13
10 4
Glen Perkins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Twins

14
11 5
Rafael Soriano is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Relief pitcher, Pitcher - Nationals

15
14 8
Trevor Rosenthal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Cardinals

16
9 4
Drew Smyly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Tigers

17
14 9
David Robertson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Relief pitcher, Pitcher - Yankees

18
9 5
Tyler Clippard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Nationals

19
9 6
Sergio Romo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Relief pitcher, Pitcher - Giants

20
8 5
Casey Janssen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher - Blue Jays

21
7 4
Pat Neshek is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Cardinals4eva added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

22
7 4
Danny Farquhar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Relief pitcher, Pitcher - Mariners

23
6 3
José Veras is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Cubs

24
7 5
Andrew Cashner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Padres

25
6 4
Anthony Cingrani is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Anthony Cingrani Reds

26
6 4
Addison Reed is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Diamondbacks

27
6 4
Carlos Martínez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Relief pitcher, Pitcher - Cardinals

28
5 4
Jim Henderson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Brewers

29
5 4
Tyson Ross is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Padres

30
7 7
Jason Grilli is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Relief pitcher, Pitcher - Pirates

31
7 7
Fernando Rodney is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Mariners

32
6 6
Ernesto Frieri is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Relief pitcher, Pitcher - Angels

33
6 6
Jim Johnson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Athletics

34
5 5
Joakim Soria is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Relief pitcher - Royals

35
6 7
Jonathan Papelbon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Phillies

36
4 5
Rex Brothers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Rockies

37
4 6
Nate Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - White Sox

38
4 7
John Axford is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Indians

39
3 7
Bobby Parnell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Mets

40
2 6
Dellin Betances is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Cardinals4eva added Pitcher

41
3 8
Grant Balfour is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Relief pitcher, Pitcher - Rays

42
3 9
Alex Wood is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Braves