The Hold Up 6/7: Ranking the Top 80 Relievers for Holds Every Thursday

Rank Change Pitcher Previous Best Worst
1
T1
- Josh Hader 1 1 3
2
T2
- Archie Bradley 2 1 7
3
- Chris Devenski 3 2 6
4
- Kirby Yates 4 4 18
5
- Dan Winkler 5 5 76
6
+1 David Robertson 7 2 7
7
-1 Seranthony Dominguez 6 6 74
8
+6 Chad Green 14 8 19
9
- Joe Jimenez 9 9 80
10
T3
-2 Jose Alvarado 8 6 59
11
-1 Ryan Madson 10 5 14
12
-1 Jeremy Jeffress 11 11 28
13
- Alex Colome 13 13 13
14
+UR Mark Melancon UR 14 14
15
+1 Yoshihisa Hirano 16 11 54
16
+1 Brad Peacock 17 5 17
17
+1 Josh Fields 18 17 69
18
+1 Amir Garrett 19 18 80
19
+2 Tony Watson 21 16 41
20
+5 Robert Gsellman 25 20 38
21
-9 Addison Reed 12 9 21
22
+UR Anthony Swarzak UR 13 22
23
+3 Dellin Betances 26 6 29
24
+3 Tony Cingrani 27 12 67
25
+13 Drew Steckenrider 38 13 38
26
-4 Joe Kelly 22 22 62
27
-4 Mychal Givens 23 10 32
28
+1 Matt Barnes 29 18 35
29
T4
-5 Will Harris 24 17 35
30
+1 A. J. Minter 31 9 31
31
-11 Jordan Hicks 20 20 60
32
+1 Trevor Hildenberger 33 23 54
33
+1 Steve Cishek 34 33 55
34
+1 Craig Stammen 35 34 75
35
-5 Brandon Kintzler 30 26 66
36
+10 Jose Leclerc 46 36 74
37
-9 Juan Nicasio 28 8 37
38
-2 Jared Hughes 36 36 74
39
-7 Pedro Strop 32 21 41
40
+31 Hector Rondon 71 40 71
41
-1 Luis Garcia 40 38 64
42
+3 Chaz Roe 45 42 75
43
+11 Sam Dyson 54 43 76
44
T5
-3 Andrew Chafin 41 36 60
45
-1 James Pazos 44 44 73
46
+4 Sammy Solis 50 46 79
47
+5 Alex Claudio 52 35 63
48
+25 Adam Cimber 73 48 73
49
+4 Jake McGee 53 27 60
50
-1 Shane Carle 49 42 79
51
- Edubray Ramos 51 50 73
52
-13 Michael Feliz 39 26 52
53
+27 Michael Lorenzen 80 53 80
54
-6 Matt Albers 48 35 78
55
-8 Lou Trivino 47 47 75
56
-1 Justin Anderson 55 47 56
57
-14 Adam Morgan 43 34 60
58
T6
-2 Tommy Hunter 56 30 58
59
-2 David Hernandez 57 39 73
60
+5 Tyler Lyons 65 24 65
61
+9 Richard Bleier 70 60 70
62
-25 Jace Fry 37 36 70
63
-5 Dan Jennings 58 51 78
64
+10 Reyes Moronta 74 64 74
65
-2 Sam Freeman 63 63 77
66
-5 Yusmeiro Petit 61 61 74
67
+8 Kyle Crick 75 67 80
68
-4 Will Smith 64 64 79
69
-3 Chris Martin 66 50 79
70
+UR Bruce Rondon UR 49 70
71
-3 Zach Duke 68 49 71
72
- Kevin McCarthy 72 72 72
73
-4 Cam Bedrosian 69 25 78
74
+UR Louis Coleman UR 74 74
75
+1 Jake Diekman 76 62 78
76
+UR Nate Jones UR 14 76
77
+UR Heath Hembree UR 75 77
78
- Richard Rodriguez 78 64 80
79
-19 Seung-hwan Oh 60 48 79
80
-3 Ryan Pressly 77 66 80

Today we will take look at the updated non-closer reliever market as there are some changes to the list since our previous installment. Keep in mind, just because a player is ranked below another player (especially when in the same tier), that doesn’t mean you need to rush to drop them for a higher ranked player. These rankings are mostly to be used on a tier by tier scale and apply towards the pitcher’s value for the rest of the season.

  • Hector Rondon, one of the most underutilized relievers to date, has seen an uptick in hold chances and even worked a scoreless ninth to pick up a save yesterday. I don’t think we can expect many saves in the future, but for at least he is starting to gain some traction in deeper hold leagues.
  • Other big movers up the board include Drew Steckenrider, Jose Leclerc, Sam Dyson, Adam Cimber and Michael Lorenzen. The biggest fallers this past week were Michael Feliz, Jace Fry, Adam Morgan and Seung Hwan-Oh.
  • It was a relatively slow week for relievers, as only Archie Bradley was able to total 3 holds. Just a reminder how volatile holds can be on a week to week basis outside of the top 1-2 tiers.
Rick Graham

Former player and coach of the game who misses every second of it. Red Sox fan born and raised in Boston that is currently largely outnumbered by Yankees fans at PitcherList.

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Steven

Do the ranks take into consideration opportunities or is it strictly based on their pitching stats?

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