The Hold Up 7/5: Ranking the Top 80 Relievers for Holds Every Thursday

Rank Change Pitcher Previous Best Worst
1
T1
- Josh Hader 1 1 3
2
- Adam Ottavino 2 2 38
3
- Kirby Yates 3 2 18
4
- Archie Bradley 4 1 7
5
- Dellin Betances 5 5 29
6
+2 Jeremy Jeffress 8 6 28
7
-1 Chris Devenski 6 2 7
8
+1 Dan Winkler 9 5 76
9
+1 Kelvin Herrera 10 9 11
10
+UR A. J. Minter UR 9 31
11
+8 Lou Trivino 19 11 75
12
- Tony Watson 12 12 41
13
-2 Chad Green 11 8 19
14
-1 Yoshihisa Hirano 13 11 54
15
-1 Jordan Hicks 14 14 60
16
-1 Jose Alvarado 15 6 59
17
T2
-1 David Robertson 16 2 18
18
-1 Brad Peacock 17 5 19
19
-1 Amir Garrett 18 18 80
20
- Steve Cishek 20 18 55
21
- Drew Steckenrider 21 13 38
22
+1 Chaz Roe 23 22 75
23
+7 Jose Leclerc 30 23 74
24
+5 Matt Barnes 29 18 40
25
+14 Neil Ramirez 39 25 64
26
+1 Jared Hughes 27 26 74
27
+1 Craig Stammen 28 27 75
28
+8 Seung-hwan Oh 36 28 79
29
+8 Pedro Strop 37 21 41
30
-6 Robert Gsellman 24 14 38
31
-5 Trevor Hildenberger 26 23 54
32
+3 Reyes Moronta 35 32 74
33
-8 Joe Kelly 25 22 62
34
-1 Alex Colome 33 13 34
35
T3
+13 Adam Conley 48 35 71
36
+20 Diego Castillo 56 36 68
37
+8 James Pazos 45 37 73
38
+UR Ryan Buchter UR 38 47
39
+1 Jace Fry 40 36 70
40
-9 Addison Reed 31 9 40
41
-7 Mychal Givens 34 10 41
42
+15 Emilio Pagan 57 42 63
43
-2 Ryan Madson 41 5 43
44
-2 Will Harris 42 17 44
45
-2 Andrew Chafin 43 36 60
46
+1 Scott Alexander 47 19 59
47
+UR Pat Neshek UR 16 47
48
+1 Jake Diekman 49 48 78
49
+4 Cam Bedrosian 53 25 78
50
+2 David Hernandez 52 39 73
51
- Justin Wilson 51 42 51
52
-6 Tommy Hunter 46 30 58
53
+1 Michael Lorenzen 54 45 80
54
+16 Victor Arano 70 54 80
55
-11 Anthony Swarzak 44 13 55
56
+22 Kyle Crick 78 56 80
57
T4
+2 Ryan Pressly 59 55 80
58
-3 Jose Castillo 55 55 66
59
-9 Shane Carle 50 42 79
60
+4 Adam Cimber 64 42 73
61
+4 Heath Hembree 65 61 77
62
+7 Adam Morgan 69 34 69
63
+12 Justin Anderson 75 47 75
64
+2 Juan Minaya 66 64 66
65
-5 Jacob Barnes 60 31 80
66
+1 Yusmeiro Petit 67 59 74
67
+1 Oliver Perez 68 67 81
68
+3 Justin Miller 71 46 71
69
-6 Louis Coleman 63 58 74
70
-8 John Brebbia 62 62 76
71
+1 Tim Peterson 72 71 72
72
+1 Brad Brach 73 66 73
73
+3 Jake McGee 76 27 76
74
+UR Collin McHugh UR 74 74
75
+UR Juan Nicasio UR 8 75
76
+UR Greg Holland UR 64 76
77
+UR Brad Ziegler UR 77 77
78
+UR Brandon Kintzler UR 26 78
79
+UR Zach Duke UR 49 79
80
+UR Tayron Guerrero UR 53 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.

  • Neil Ramirez, Adam Conley, and Diego Castillo were among the biggest risers inside the top 40 this week. Ramirez has been nails as the Indians top set up man filling in for Andrew Miller the past month. He’s added 2 MPH to his fastball and slider combo this year and in return has a career-high 16.4 SwStr%. Conley too has seen a huge velocity boost this season moving into a bullpen role and has been mentioned as a possible trade chip this summer. Castillo continues to climb up the Rays reliever ladder and could be next in line for saves if something were to happen to Sergio Romo.
  • No drastic fallers inside the top 50 this week, although the struggles for setup men Joe Kelly, Robert Gsellman and Addison Reed continue. Reed is probably due for a DL stint as a few days rest have not seemed to “reset” him as the club had hoped. Kelly’s control comes and goes lately, something that has plagued him for much of his career. Gsellman might still be the Mets second best reliever, but that comes with a 4.41 ERA and 1.33 WHIP. If Seth Lugo actually stays in the bullpen for good, look for him to get some late-inning setup work.
  • Jose Alvardo, Ryan Buchter and Joe Kelly all had 3 HD’s this past week. Buchter is back on the list after returning last week from a shoulder strain which caused him to miss two months.
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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Comments


Kurt

I will have to make a roster change before the next update I will six with Carl Edwards coming back tomorrow and we can only start five at RP. Where would he and Joe Jimenez, I know he closing for now, fit into the rankings?

Rick Graham

I’d rather have Jimenez at this point. Edwards rehab reports have not been positive to this point and I wonder where exactly he will fit in with Strop and Cishek pitching well.

Southern Marylander

Is Ottavino’s season popping? He has not been good lately in the stats, though since I don’t watch Rockies games, I don’t know what his pitches look like.

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