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2008 Fantasy Preview: NL-Only RP
02/04/2008 12:14 PM ET
Below is a chart of every National League reliever covered in MLB.com's 2008 Fantasy Preview, a rundown that includes established big leaguers and up-and-coming prospects.

The list features dollar values compiled by our MLB.com staff based on standard 23-man, $260, 5x5 NL-league play. We included projected stats for the 2008 season as well as a one-liner prediction that encapsulates every player's value in 10 words or fewer. This page will be updated throughout the spring to reflect the impact of inevitable transactions, injuries and changing job situations.

An indispensable part of the draft-day kit, the cheat sheet can make the difference between winning and losing your fantasy league. With quick-hitting rankings and forecasts, it'll help you keep the remaining players on the board in order as the draft wears on. The last thing you want to be doing is flipping through some magazine when it's your turn to pick.

So play fair, but don't forget your cheat sheet when you head to your draft.

Stats listed are 2008 projections.    
NL-only rankings: C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF | SP | RP | Top 100        Go to: Mixed RP | AL RP
 Relievers TM $$ W SV SO ERA WHIP Notes
Billy Wagner NYM 26 3 36 76 2.91 1.21 Age may soon start taking its toll.
Takashi Saito LAD 26 4 37 74 2.08 0.85 Handcuff with setup man Jonathan Broxton.
Jose Valverde HOU 26 3 36 70 3.11 1.32 Don't pay for '07 saves total.
Francisco Cordero CIN 26 3 34 71 3.88 1.22 Hurt by move to smaller ballpark.
Trevor Hoffman SD 24 3 35 39 3.07 1.18 Continues to defy Father Time.
Manny Corpas COL 22 4 34 60 2.13 1.03 Should thrive in first full season as closer.
Jason Isringhausen STL 17 4 31 55 3.45 1.35 Expect a decline.
Matt Capps PIT 16 5 30 59 2.57 1.01 Save chances limited in PIT.
Chad Cordero WAS 16 4 31 60 3.81 1.45 Warning signs abound.
Eric Gagne MIL 15 2 29 55 3.15 1.24 Durability remains major hurdle.
Rafael Soriano ATL 15 3 31 61 3.13 0.89 High upside available at good price.
Brad LidgePHI15227953.861.33Slated to come off DL April 5.
Kevin Gregg FLA 15 2 29 72 3.65 1.31 Needs to improve shaky control.
Carlos Marmol CHC 9 3 15 91 2.67 1.18 Only needs opportunity.
Brandon LyonARI7422373.431.27Has yet to hold closer job for entire season.
Ryan Dempster CHC 6 2 15 79 4.63 1.47 Role TBA.
Jonathan Broxton LAD 5 3 9 94 2.54 1.18 Takashi Saito injury away from closing.
Brian Wilson SF 5 3 17 50 3.82 1.34 Default closer needs to maintain control.
Tony PenaARI4312603.461.30Worth grabbing in case Brandon Lyon falters.
Bob Howry CHC 4 6 8 68 3.22 1.19 May steal saves if Ryan Dempster starts.
Jon Rauch WAS 4 6 10 78 3.61 1.24 Could be closing by season's end.
Heath Bell SD 4 5 5 83 2.85 1.06 Vulture saves await when Trevor Hoffman rests.
Chad Qualls ARI 4 5 7 69 3.19 1.37 Could receive emergency SVO.
Brian Fuentes COL 3 3 7 70 2.94 1.19 Ninth inning now Manny Corpas' territory.
Derrick Turnbow MIL 3 5 7 71 4.47 1.55 Risky business even if Eric Gagne gets injured.
Brad Hennessey SF 2 5 8 44 3.71 1.29 Could close again if Brian Wilson struggles.
Matt Lindstrom FLA 2 5 5 68 3.31 1.32 Possible future closer.
Aaron Heilman NYM 2 5 6 66 3.14 1.17 Insurance for Billy Wagner owners.
Tom Gordon PHI 2 2 7 49 4.28 1.17 An option only if Brad Lidge falters.
Justin Miller FLA 1 3 2 73 3.71 1.39 Stuck behind Bobby Jenks in setup role.
Taylor Tankersley FLA 1 4 4 55 3.43 1.58 Fireballing lefty needs to show consistency.
Lee Gardner FLA 1 3 4 57 3.16 1.37 Expect return to earth after amazing second half.
Michael Wuertz CHC 1 3 1 71 3.22 1.39 Good source of Ks, but don't expect any saves.
Juan Cruz ARI 1 5 0 91 3.45 1.21 Cheap source of Ks for NL-only leaguers.
Peter Moylan ATL 1 4 5 54 2.53 1.13 Top insurance option for Soriano owners.
Kevin Correia SF 1 10 0 112 4.01 1.41 Might land rotation spot after promising audition.
David Weathers CIN 1 6 5 48 3.98 1.35 Returns to setup role with Francisco Cordero in town.
David Riske MIL 1 2 3 57 4.04 1.26 One of many Eric Gagne insurance options.
Kerry Wood CHC 1 4 4 60 3.15 1.23 Could thrive in second year of relief work.
Cla Meredith SD 1 6 3 58 3.43 1.44 Slick control artist burried in deep 'pen.
Carlos Villanueva MIL 1 6 0 69 4.04 1.22 Swingman on wait list for rotation duty.
Duaner Sanchez NYM 1 4 3 43 4.13 1.22 Looking to regain '06 form after missing all of '07.
Ryan Madson PHI 1 4 2 53 3.96 1.23 Will battle Tom Gordon for top setup job.
Luis Vizcaino COL 1 5 3 71 4.46 1.44 Expect slight improvement in home numbers.
Geoff Geary HOU 1 3 2 50 4.25 1.45 Middling reliever needs to regain command.
Chris Perez STL 1 0 2 44 3.78 1.31 Future closer could take over from Izzy next year.
J.C. Romero PHI 1 2 1 54 2.53 1.26 "Lefty specialist" means little in fantasy.
Matt Wise NYM 1 2 2 48 3.84 1.39 Could enjoy resurgence in new surroundings.
Saul Rivera WAS 1 3 4 55 3.74 1.44 Has potential value only if Chad Cordero gets dealt.
Shawn Chacon HOU 1 6 0 83 4.79 1.49 Could wind up starting again.
Taylor Buchholz COL 1 5 0 65 4.36 1.33 Long reliever until rotation spot opens up.
Jorge Julio COL 1 1 4 51 5.12 1.53 Pass unless former closer regains control in setup role.
Guillermo Mota MIL 1 1 0 51 4.99 1.30 Steer clear of fading setup man.
Bill Bray CIN 1 3 0 38 4.45 1.60 Promising lefty fighting for job.
Mike Gonzalez ATL 1 0 0 10 2.04 0.83 Will spend most of '08 rehabbing after TJ surgery.
Byung-Hyun KimPIT150924.771.53Erratic sidewinder to pitch in both rotation, 'pen.
Bob Wickman FA 1 2 4 32 4.03 1.61 Proven FA vet could see SVO.
Ryan Franklin STL 1 5 0 46 4.38 1.49 Control artist best suited for 4x4 formats.
Salomon Torres MIL 1 3 1 54 4.45 1.45 Minimal value in crowded 'pen
Armando Benitez FLA 1 0 2 35 5.52 1.84 Creaky ex-closer trying to hang on.
Casey Weathers COL 1 1 0 25 4.61 1.28 07 draftee on fast track with closer potential.
Daniel Moskos PIT 1 1 0 16 4.72 1.65 Former college reliever should move fast.
Evan Meek PIT 1 1 1 33 4.91 1.89 Hard-throwing Rule 5 pick will get Ks.

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