Top 100 Relievers to Own in Save+Hold Leagues: 5/11 Update

Rank Change Pitcher Previous Best Worst
1
T1
- Josh Hader 1 1 10
2
- Aroldis Chapman 2 2 5
3
- Edwin Diaz 3 2 12
4
- Craig Kimbrel 4 2 4
5
- Kenley Jansen 5 1 5
6
- Andrew Miller 6 3 6
7
+1 Sean Doolittle 8 7 15
8
T2
+1 Archie Bradley 9 8 20
9
+4 Carl Edwards 13 9 23
10
+UR Corey Knebel UR 8 10
11
-1 Chris Devenski 10 10 16
12
+4 Brad Hand 16 12 27
13
+2 Wade Davis 15 13 19
14
-2 Felipe Vazquez 12 7 14
15
-1 Adam Ottavino 14 8 56
16
+1 David Robertson 17 7 20
17
-6 Cody Allen 11 7 17
18
+3 Ken Giles 21 6 27
19
T3
+1 Jeurys Familia 20 18 27
20
+2 Blake Treinen 22 20 32
21
+2 Kelvin Herrera 23 19 30
22
-4 Brandon Morrow 18 17 26
23
+2 Jose Alvarado 25 23 89
24
- Raisel Iglesias 24 14 24
25
-6 Bud Norris 19 19 88
26
+7 Ryan Madson 33 16 33
27
+2 Brad Boxberger 29 25 38
28
- Arodys Vizcaino 28 26 43
29
+12 Kirby Yates 41 29 41
30
+8 Addison Reed 38 24 38
31
+8 Brad Peacock 39 12 39
32
+UR Keynan Middleton UR 29 68
33
-6 Hunter Strickland 27 27 60
34
-8 Hector Neris 26 22 34
35
+16 Alex Colome 51 31 63
36
-5 Keone Kela 31 31 46
37
+3 Chad Green 40 24 40
38
-8 A. J. Minter 30 20 38
39
-3 Drew Steckenrider 36 35 49
40
+9 Mychal Givens 49 23 58
41
T4
-4 Jeremy Jeffress 37 37 98
42
-7 Yoshihisa Hirano 35 35 82
43
-1 Tony Watson 42 38 65
44
- Kyle Barraclough 44 37 55
45
+UR Tyler Clippard UR 45 45
46
+11 Pedro Strop 57 46 69
47
+5 Shane Greene 52 47 60
48
-14 Juan Nicasio 34 28 48
49
-3 Ryan Tepera 46 42 67
50
+13 Luke Gregerson 63 50 67
51
+13 Brandon Kintzler 64 51 97
52
-9 Matt Barnes 43 43 77
53
-8 Josh Fields 45 45 97
54
-22 Dellin Betances 32 18 54
55
-1 Robert Gsellman 54 45 55
56
+6 Tommy Hunter 62 55 62
57
+2 Joe Kelly 59 57 91
58
-10 AJ Ramos 48 31 58
59
+2 Joe Jimenez 61 59 94
60
+5 Joakim Soria 65 60 75
61
-5 Will Harris 56 40 61
62
T5
+9 Andrew Chafin 71 62 89
63
+9 Michael Feliz 72 53 77
64
+9 Trevor Hildenberger 73 51 77
65
+21 Dan Winkler 86 65 99
66
-8 Jake McGee 58 52 79
67
+10 Steve Cishek 77 66 83
68
+UR Jim Johnson UR 68 93
69
+6 Nick Vincent 75 69 84
70
-3 Pedro Baez 67 41 78
71
+9 Shane Carle 80 71 89
72
+6 Chaz Roe 78 72 95
73
-23 Nate Jones 50 28 73
74
+UR Brad Brach UR 41 95
75
+16 Fernando Rodney 91 53 91
76
+16 Luis Garcia 92 76 92
77
+16 Jared Hughes 93 77 93
78
+16 Zach Duke 94 78 94
79
T6
-9 George Kontos 70 46 79
80
+2 Alex Claudio 82 62 91
81
- Seung-hwan Oh 81 81 100
82
-29 Cam Bedrosian 53 50 82
83
+UR Greg Holland UR 21 90
84
+UR Craig Stammen UR 68 100
85
-6 Tyler Lyons 79 47 85
86
+3 James Pazos 89 86 89
87
+UR Richard Bleier UR 87 87
88
- Dan Jennings 88 79 88
89
-4 Tayron Guerrero 85 85 89
90
-22 Matt Albers 68 61 90
91
+UR Edubray Ramos UR 91 91
92
-5 Justin Anderson 87 87 92
93
-24 Jordan Hicks 69 61 93
94
-28 Jacob Barnes 66 42 94
95
- Amir Garrett 95 95 95
96
-6 Santiago Casilla 90 86 96
97
+UR Bryan Shaw UR 43 97
98
+UR Ryan Pressly UR 98 98
99
+UR Jake Diekman UR 98 99
100
-4 Carson Smith 96 83 100

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. Keep in mind, holds are much more volatile and harder to predict. We’ve only seen one season from a pitcher with more than 30 holds since 2016, while 26 closers have gone over 30 saves in that same timeframe.

NOTES

  • Corey Knebel and Keynan Middleton, both fresh of their DL stints, worked in a set-up role last night for their respective teams. It’s likely just a case of their managers wanting to ease them into the closers spot after a long layoff and nothing to be concerned of.
  • Brad Brach and Tyler Clippard are new additions to the closer ranks since Tuesday morning and have been moved up the list. Neither are exactly must adds at this time, especially Clippard who could be locked in to a committee.
  • Four Philly relievers tied for the most SV+HD this week with 3 each (Tommy Hunter, Hector Neris, Luis Garcia and Edubray Ramos), while Wade Davis, Brad Hand and Archie Bradley also had 3.
Rick Graham

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Comments


Mike G….

Do you think Roberto Osuna is worth stashing in a H2H 10 team redraft for the playoffs? Thank you….I love pitcherlist.

Rick Graham

I’d only stash if you have a N/A spot available. It’s sounding more and more like this will last into August/September, with a real shot at him not pitching again this season depending on what happens in court. In a 10 team redraft, you should be able to find a suitable replacement.

Mike

Love the site and the weekly ranking articles. I have an Archie Bradley question. I own him and noticed that he has not struck out any hitters in his last four appearances and has only 1 K in May (on May 1). His only swinging strike this month was also on May 1. Up to May 1, he had at least one SS in all but 1 outing. His velocity looks fine but do you see anything else in his profile that has changed?

Rick Graham

Nothing has been that different for him between this season and last. His velocity is down a tick and he is throwing his fastball slightly more, so that may be the reason for the decrease in missed bats. He just really isn’t a big strikeout guy but more of an innings eater who doesn’t get hit hard and induces groundballs. I’d still bet he finishes the season with a 1 K per inning pace.

Chris

I have Giles and Devenski in a Save+Hold League. Peacock is on the waiver wire. Would you pick him up and have 3 relievers from the same team?

In other RP spots have Miller, Winkler, Vazquez, Madson, and D. Robertson.

J.C. Mosier

Great stuff as always. Can you identify who falls off each week due to injury and who leaves due to stuff/performance/role change? Thanks!

Let’s Play Two

I recently acquired Jansen in a deal to package him with Corbin for Strasburg. I still have Vasquez, Doolittle, Knebel and Allen and my SP’s post trade are Kluber, Severino, Thor, Pax, Bauer and Strasburg. Do you like this deal? Was a little hesitant making Jansen a part of the deal.

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