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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.

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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.
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28 5
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Craig Kimbrel Relief pitcher, Pitcher - Braves

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2
20 7
Greg Holland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Greg Holland Pitcher - Royals

3
21 9
Koji Uehara is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Koji Uehara 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
Michael Wacha Cardinals

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

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

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

8
15 8
Joe Nathan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Joe Nathan 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
Steve Cishek Pitcher - Marlins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

20
8 5
Casey Janssen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Casey Janssen 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 Pat Neshek Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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

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

24
7 5
Andrew Cashner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Andrew Cashner 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
Addison Reed Pitcher - Diamondbacks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

39
3 7
Bobby Parnell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best MLB Relief Pitchers of 2014
Bobby Parnell 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 Dellin Betances Pitcher

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

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