[holds_list list_id=”19391″ include_stats=”1″ season=”2018″]
Today we will take look at the updated non-closer (committees included) 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.
- Tyler Clippard was the Blue Jays first option to close out a game following Roberto Osuna’s suspension, and he did so successfully Wednesday night. The tea leaves had started to lean towards Clippard as the interim closer, so Ryan Tepera and Seung Hwan-Oh will remain on this holds list until we see any semblance of a committee. John Axford gets a slight boost with the news, but just remember, it is John Axford.
- The Orioles lost their current closer as well just this yesterday, as Darren O’Day was placed on the DL with a hyperextended elbow. Brad Brach filled in on Wednesday night and earned his first save since April 11th. Mychal Givens and Richard Bleier get a nice boost from this, as both should be firmly entrenched in setup roles at least until O’Day and Zach Britton return.
- Leaving the list this week are Dominic Leone, Nick Goody, Adam Morgan, Danny Barnes and Alex Wilson, due to injuries placing them on the DL. Others falling off this week are Tyler Olson, Sergio Romo, Paul Sewald, Sam Dyson, Will Smith, Kyle Crick and Dan Otero. Tyler Clippard was also removed due to his current status as Blue Jays (supposed) closer.
- Leading the week in holds with 3 were Archie Bradley, Tommy Hunter and Edubray Ramos. That Phillies bullpen has a ton a quality arms, especially with the additions of young guys like Victor Arano (on the DL at the moment) and Seranthony Dominguez.