Top 100 Relievers to Own in Save+Hold Leagues: 4/13 Update

Rank Change Pitcher Previous Best Worst
1
T1
- Kenley Jansen 1 1 1
2
- Craig Kimbrel 2 2 2
3
- Andrew Miller 3 3 3
4
- Aroldis Chapman 4 4 4
5
T2
- Roberto Osuna 5 5 5
6
+2 Edwin Diaz 8 6 12
7
- Felipe Vazquez 7 7 9
8
+1 Cody Allen 9 8 11
9
+1 Josh Hader 10 9 10
10
+4 Archie Bradley 14 10 20
11
-5 Ken Giles 6 6 11
12
+22 Brad Peacock 34 12 34
13
-1 Sean Doolittle 12 12 14
14
+1 Raisel Iglesias 15 14 16
15
-4 David Robertson 11 7 15
16
-3 Chris Devenski 13 13 16
17
+10 Brad Hand 27 15 27
18
-1 Wade Davis 17 17 19
19
-1 Dellin Betances 18 18 19
20
+5 Jeurys Familia 25 20 27
21
+9 Kelvin Herrera 30 21 30
22
+4 Brandon Morrow 26 22 26
23
-4 Carl Edwards 19 19 23
24
T3
-3 Greg Holland 21 21 24
25
-5 A. J. Minter 20 20 25
26
+5 Addison Reed 31 26 35
27
-11 Ryan Madson 16 16 27
28
+8 Brad Boxberger 36 28 38
29
+15 Juan Nicasio 44 29 48
30
-1 Blake Treinen 29 28 30
31
+8 AJ Ramos 39 31 54
32
+24 Adam Ottavino 56 32 56
33
-11 Hector Neris 22 22 33
34
-10 Chad Green 24 24 34
35
+14 Drew Steckenrider 49 35 49
36
-13 Mychal Givens 23 23 36
37
+10 Keynan Middleton 47 37 68
38
-10 Nate Jones 28 28 42
39
+2 Keone Kela 41 39 41
40
-3 Kyle Barraclough 37 37 55
41
+11 Brad Brach 52 41 52
42
T4
+1 Hunter Strickland 43 42 44
43
-11 Arodys Vizcaino 32 32 43
44
+6 Bryan Shaw 50 43 50
45
-5 Will Harris 40 40 45
46
+2 Darren O’Day 48 46 61
47
+28 Yoshihisa Hirano 75 47 82
48
-2 George Kontos 46 46 60
49
+16 Tyler Lyons 65 49 65
50
+1 Pedro Strop 51 50 58
51
-6 Dominic Leone 45 41 51
52
+11 Blake Parker 63 37 63
53
+UR Robert Gsellman UR 53 53
54
+6 Ryan Tepera 60 54 67
55
-17 Alex Colome 38 31 55
56
-2 Joe Smith 54 34 56
57
-22 Tommy Kahnle 35 35 57
58
-3 Trevor Hildenberger 55 51 58
59
-1 Nick Goody 58 57 59
60
-3 Shane Greene 57 56 60
61
+3 Tony Watson 64 61 65
62
T5
+24 Jose Alvarado 86 62 89
63
+6 Jordan Hicks 69 63 90
64
+9 Emilio Pagan 73 64 73
65
+9 Jake McGee 74 65 79
66
+11 Matt Barnes 77 59 77
67
-14 Fernando Rodney 53 53 67
68
-7 Matt Albers 61 61 68
69
-3 Steve Cishek 66 66 78
70
+1 Ryan Buchter 71 70 74
71
-29 Jacob Barnes 42 42 71
72
-4 Josh Fields 68 68 97
73
-11 Alex Claudio 62 62 73
74
+4 Nick Vincent 78 71 78
75
-5 Joakim Soria 70 66 75
76
-17 Scott Alexander 59 49 76
77
-10 Michael Feliz 67 53 77
78
-6 Pedro Baez 72 72 78
79
- Justin Wilson 79 77 79
80
- Hector Rondon 80 80 84
81
+2 Danny Barnes 83 81 83
82
+5 Wandy Peralta 87 82 87
83
+6 Craig Stammen 89 83 89
84
T6
-3 Joe Kelly 81 81 91
85
+11 Sergio Romo 96 81 96
86
-4 Adam Morgan 82 70 86
87
+UR Justin Grimm UR 87 87
88
+UR Bud Norris UR 88 88
89
-4 Andrew Chafin 85 85 89
90
+2 Jose Ramirez 92 80 92
91
+UR Carson Smith UR 83 91
92
+2 Cory Gearrin 94 92 94
93
+UR Jim Johnson UR 93 93
94
+UR Joe Jimenez UR 94 94
95
-2 Tony Cingrani 93 92 95
96
+3 Kevin Jepsen 99 96 99
97
-6 Taylor Rogers 91 91 97
98
-10 Seung-hwan Oh 88 88 100
99
+1 Tyler Olson 100 99 100
100
+UR Victor Arano UR 100 100

Following up on our weekly Closers and Holds articles will be our Top 100 RP’s for SV+HD leagues every Friday. Use this list to get a feel for the current reliever market and to gauge value for trades, waiver adds, etc.

NOTES

  • I havn’t talked about Aroldis Chapman much since the start of the season, but I think it’s worth pointing out his early numbers so far. He’s ranking in the top 10 among relievers in SwStr% and Z-Contact% which is a good indicator he can still be that 2012-2016 Chapman. The only difference being his velocity is down a couple ticks, but he is throwing his slider a career high 30.8% which is helping to keep hitters more off balance. That number hasn’t been over 20% since 2014 so it’ll be interesting to see how that usage looks going forward.
  • The Cubs have yet to use Brandon Morrow in anything but a save situation since he faced one batter in their 17th inning loss to the Marlins back on March 30th. He went a whole week until his next appearance, and the fact that he’s been used sparingly makes me think they are going to preserve him for save situations only. That could mean he doesn’t see more than 40/50 innings this season, limiting his counting stat value.
  • Nate Jones saw the last save opportunity for the White Sox, which may be a sign the team is starting to favor him in that role, especially with Joakim Soria’s inconsistencies. I know they had announced the two would split chances at the beginning of the season, but Jones (when healthy) is a much better option, past 9th inning struggles and all.
  • Despite short stints as their respective teams closers, I’m still optimistic about Dominic Leone and to a lesser degree Blake Parker’s outlook this season. Leone has had some bad luck (.455 BABIP, 3 HR in 5.2 IP after allowing 6 over 70+ last season). Parker has had some walk issues, which is uncharacteristic of himself.
  • Still waiting on the Emilio Pagan’s strikeout numbers we were promised. They should come with time, but for now it’s at least nice to see him working closer to a setup role for the A’s.
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.

Comments


Hold me

I’m in a Holds league. For that, ratios, and the potential to close- do you like Ottavino or Peacock? I have Ottavino but someone just dropped Peacock, I’m thinking of swapping them..
~Thx~

Rick Graham

Peacock. Ottavino’s ridiculous start is not sustainable and he shuold cool off eventually. Not to say he still won’t be useful, but I think Peacock’s usage should be higher the rest of the season.

Rick Graham

Depends on your league roster settings. If you have open DL spots, sure, but if you are looking at dropping a top 200 player just to keep one of them around, I’d probably cut bait.

Rick Graham

Ahead of those 3, probably just Knebel and Britton. Guys like Neshek, Gregerson and Hunter are a little behind Swarzak and Yates.

McNulty

can you explain your rationale on guys like Peacock and Green, who get a lot of innings and Ks, but not many saves or holds (although they can grab a few extra wins).

Perhaps a higher ranking is justified in a deeper league, where their Ks/ratios are more beneficial compared to lower SP and RP, but that may not translate to a shallower league where you need to actually accumulate more S and H?

Rick Graham

Peacock is working in a late inning role now, which is why he jumped up so high. Green is still a big difference maker in 3 categories, so even if he isn’t getting saves or holds, he’s still a top 5-10 RP for 3/5 standard league categories. That’s worth owning in most leagues.

Scott

Would you rather own devenski or Strickland for saves + holds. I know devenski is ranked higher; he is the better pitcher for k and ratios. But from a saves + holds only perspective, who do would you rather own? I don’t think melancon is going to be back for a while and may not close anyway. Closers generally have more saves than relievers get holds. Devo also has peacock getting a lot of work. Thanks

Rick Graham

I think Devenski has more value long term but that being said, we really have no idea what Melancon’s situation is. Strickland may have a slight edge sv+hd wise, but I don’t think it’s far enough off that I’d prefer him over Devenski right now.

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