The Hold Up 4/18: Ranking the Top 90 Relievers for Holds Every Thursday
- Trevor May is the biggest faller this week as he drops 23 spots after a tumultuous week. Obviously, the 5.14 ERA and 1.57 WHIP aren’t what owners were looking for when drafting May, but it’s the fact he only has one hold to his name that drops him this far. He hasn’t been trusted in many high leverage situations from the get-go, and his recent outings will likely keep him down toward the bottom of the pecking order for now.
- While it’s typically impossible to predict how Gabe Kapler is going to use his bullpen, the one constant is that Adam Morgan will work against left-handers late in close games. Assuming he is getting the job done, as he has so far, this should lead to bunches of hold/save chances for Morgan, the biggest riser on the list this week.
- In injury-related news, Dellin Betances and David Robertson were removed because of their presumed lengthy IL stints. Neither one is worth owning unless you have an open IL spot. Kyle Crick was reinstated from the IL earlier in the week and should see steady setup work with Keone Kela and to a lesser degree Richard Rodriguez struggling.