ALL-TIME PLAYER RANKINGS
In a class by himself. The most dominant reliever in the history of the game.
Amazing stretch of low ERAs even for his era. Mastered the knuckleball.
The best of the one-inning specialists, exhibited masterful control.
The most ferocious of the closers, he frequently entered games in the 7th, 8th.
From the era of firemen, who came in whenever the game was most on the line.
Deserves serious HOF consideration. Was dominant for 5-year stretch.
Master of the split-finger pitch, won Cy Young Award.
Overshadowed by Rivera, was still a very good one-inning guy for a long time.
First of the close-the-door, one-inning closers. Deserves Hall consideration.
Not far behind Smith and Hoffman, had a great fastball.
The tiny closer who threw lightning bolts. Top-ranked lefty reliever.
Was only great for a few seasons, but as clutch as there ever was.
Third straight lefty, he won a Cy Young and pitched lots of innings.
Nabbed Cy Young Award, pitched 90+ games three times.
Like Quiz, had an awesome peak for 4-5 years. Lights out fastball.
Very underrated reliever who had 40+ saves for three different teams.
The submariner was stingiest in surrendering home runs among top relievers.
A really good closer in the 1990s who stuck around for 17 years.
Was a closer for 15 years, about as long as any hurler except Mo and a few others.
Excellent Save percentage of 85% and very good ERA+ of 157 over 14 years.