Top 100 Relievers to Own in Save+Hold Leagues: 7/13 Update

Rank Change Pitcher Previous Best Worst
1
T1
- Josh Hader 1 1 10
2
- Kenley Jansen 2 1 5
3
- Aroldis Chapman 3 2 5
4
- Edwin Diaz 4 2 12
5
- Craig Kimbrel 5 2 5
6
- Blake Treinen 6 6 32
7
- Sean Doolittle 7 6 15
8
- Corey Knebel 8 8 15
9
+4 Felipe Vazquez 13 7 25
10
-1 Seranthony Dominguez 9 9 61
11
+1 Brandon Morrow 12 9 26
12
-1 Brad Hand 11 8 27
13
T2
-3 Cody Allen 10 7 17
14
- Adam Ottavino 14 7 56
15
+1 Archie Bradley 16 8 20
16
+1 Dellin Betances 17 16 54
17
+UR Carl Edwards UR 9 23
18
-3 Kirby Yates 15 13 41
19
+1 Jeremy Jeffress 20 19 98
20
-2 Keone Kela 18 18 46
21
+12 Hector Rondon 33 21 97
22
+16 Will Smith 38 22 97
23
+8 Lou Trivino 31 23 97
24
-3 Chris Devenski 21 10 24
25
+7 Tony Watson 32 25 65
26
-4 Joe Jimenez 22 18 94
27
- Zach Britton 27 12 27
28
-2 Bud Norris 26 14 88
29
-4 Kelvin Herrera 25 11 30
30
-7 Wade Davis 23 9 30
31
-12 Kyle Barraclough 19 19 55
32
-4 Raisel Iglesias 28 14 32
33
T3
-3 A. J. Minter 30 20 57
34
+2 Jordan Hicks 36 32 94
35
+9 Jeurys Familia 44 15 44
36
+3 Brad Boxberger 39 13 39
37
-13 Dan Winkler 24 23 99
38
+2 Jose Alvarado 40 23 89
39
+3 Blake Parker 42 28 76
40
+12 Matt Barnes 52 40 77
41
-12 Arodys Vizcaino 29 20 43
42
-8 Chad Green 34 24 42
43
+8 Jose Leclerc 51 43 74
44
+10 Sergio Romo 54 44 100
45
+33 Scott Alexander 78 45 88
46
-11 Yoshihisa Hirano 35 31 82
47
-4 David Robertson 43 7 48
48
- Steve Cishek 48 44 83
49
-4 Brad Peacock 45 12 49
50
-4 Amir Garrett 46 39 95
51
+10 Trevor Hildenberger 61 48 77
52
-3 Drew Steckenrider 49 35 63
53
+9 Reyes Moronta 62 53 98
54
+9 Joe Kelly 63 45 91
55
T4
-14 Joakim Soria 41 41 96
56
+4 Robert Gsellman 60 36 64
57
+UR Shane Greene UR 39 60
58
+6 Alex Colome 64 30 64
59
+8 Diego Castillo 67 59 98
60
+28 Victor Arano 88 60 100
61
-6 Tyler Clippard 55 44 87
62
-15 Fernando Rodney 47 44 91
63
-5 Seung-hwan Oh 58 58 100
64
-8 Jared Hughes 56 54 93
65
-8 Craig Stammen 57 55 100
66
-7 Pedro Strop 59 43 69
67
+1 James Pazos 68 67 90
68
+1 Ryan Buchter 69 66 78
69
-3 Adam Conley 66 66 95
70
-5 Mark Melancon 65 35 70
71
+UR Collin McHugh UR 71 71
72
+5 Andrew Chafin 77 62 89
73
-1 Mychal Givens 72 23 73
74
+6 Jake Diekman 80 74 99
75
+12 Michael Lorenzen 87 75 87
76
+5 Cam Bedrosian 81 50 98
77
T5
-24 Neil Ramirez 53 53 95
78
+12 Kyle Crick 90 78 96
79
+6 Justin Wilson 85 71 98
80
+UR Brandon Kintzler UR 51 97
81
+UR Daniel Hudson UR 81 94
82
-7 Will Harris 75 40 82
83
-10 Emilio Pagan 73 64 93
84
-5 Pat Neshek 79 36 84
85
-15 Jace Fry 70 60 100
86
- Tommy Hunter 86 55 88
87
-3 David Hernandez 84 69 99
88
+8 Justin Anderson 96 68 96
89
+UR Brad Ziegler UR 79 89
90
-16 Ryan Madson 74 16 90
91
+UR Oliver Perez UR 91 97
92
-9 Wily Peralta 83 83 100
93
-4 Anthony Swarzak 89 32 93
94
-3 Ryan Pressly 91 85 98
95
-3 Shane Carle 92 69 95
96
-3 Adam Cimber 93 70 99
97
+UR Edgar Santana UR 89 97
98
+UR Edubray Ramos UR 52 98
99
- Yusmeiro Petit 99 87 100
100
-24 Sam Dyson 76 59 100

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

  • Carl Edwards Jr. and Shane Greene return to the list this week following their DL stints as Greene is expected to be activated today. Also joining the list are Collin McHugh, Brandon Kintzler, Daniel Hudson, Brad Ziegler, Oliver Perez, Edgar Santana and Edubray Ramos.
  • We lost a total of 9 relievers this week, with the biggest name undoubtedly being Ken Giles. Among the 8 others were Chaz Roe, Addison Reed, Jose Castillo, Heath Hembree, Adam Morgan, Juan Minaya, Jacob Barnes and John Brebbia.
  • Scott Alexander and Felipe Vazquez were the only relievers with 4 SV+HD’s this week, while 10 others had 3. Both Alexander and Vazquez have really turned things around since their early-season struggles, with Alexander turning into one of the better setup options out there.
Rick Graham

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Comments


James

Romo up 10 is a start, and I get you don’t want to jump guys more than an entire tier in one update BUT Romo has been so much better than a lot of guys ahead of him. 10 SV+H over past month is insanely good. Only Diaz and Jansen have more (11.)

Rick Graham

Yes he’s had a great month going, but he is a UFA and the Rays aren’t contending right now. He’s almost a lock to be dealt and that should muddy his value quite a bit.

SCOTT

Can you expand on your love for Josh Hader as the #1 Reliever to own ROS? He has 10 less Holds than Bradley, and no longer consistent getting Saves with Knebel back. How is he higher than Diaz, Kembrel, Chapman, Jansen, etc.? Thanks!

Rick Graham

Still has the best K numbers in baseball and I think the usage has been down to get him ready for a big second half. The HD+SV should even out over the next few months between someone like him and Diaz.

Chris

Is there any chance Tepera gets back to closing in Toronto? With Osuna back Aug. 4 and Clippard and Oh both pitching well, he kind of seems like a drop right now.

Rick Graham

I think Clippard is the closer until he gets traded. With him all but certain to be dealt and Oh a possible trade candidate too, Tepera should find himself back in that 8th inning mix soon after he returns. But if you are hoping to get saves from him, that ship has probably sailed.

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