The Hold Up 5/17: Ranking the Top 80 Relievers for Holds Every Thursday

Rank Change Pitcher Previous Best Worst
1
T1
- Josh Hader 1 1 3
2
- Andrew Miller 2 1 2
3
- Archie Bradley 3 1 7
4
- Carl Edwards 4 3 8
5
+1 Adam Ottavino 6 4 38
6
-1 Chris Devenski 5 2 6
7
- David Robertson 7 2 7
8
+1 Ryan Madson 9 5 14
9
+1 Kirby Yates 10 9 18
10
T2
-2 Jose Alvarado 8 6 59
11
- Addison Reed 11 10 15
12
+27 Dan Winkler 39 12 76
13
+2 Chad Green 15 11 19
14
-2 Brad Peacock 12 5 14
15
+5 Kyle Barraclough 20 15 29
16
-2 A. J. Minter 14 9 16
17
- Jeremy Jeffress 17 17 28
18
-2 Mychal Givens 16 10 32
19
-1 Yoshihisa Hirano 18 11 54
20
-7 Drew Steckenrider 13 13 26
21
- Pedro Strop 21 21 41
22
T3
+1 Ryan Tepera 23 17 38
23
+11 Joe Jimenez 34 23 80
24
+11 Will Harris 35 17 35
25
- Dellin Betances 25 6 25
26
-7 Tony Watson 19 16 41
27
+10 Michael Feliz 37 26 48
28
+4 Joe Kelly 32 28 62
29
-2 Josh Fields 27 24 69
30
-8 Juan Nicasio 22 8 30
31
-5 Brandon Kintzler 26 26 66
32
-2 Tommy Hunter 30 30 32
33
-5 Matt Barnes 28 18 35
34
+30 Amir Garrett 64 34 80
35
+39 Seranthony Dominguez 74 35 74
36
+7 Nick Vincent 43 36 56
37
+1 Trevor Hildenberger 38 23 54
38
-9 Robert Gsellman 29 21 38
39
+23 Luis Garcia 62 39 64
40
+8 Jared Hughes 48 40 74
41
T4
-5 Andrew Chafin 36 36 60
42
+3 Shane Carle 45 42 79
43
+15 Blake Parker 58 28 58
44
+13 Jordan Hicks 57 34 60
45
-12 AJ Ramos 33 13 50
46
-6 Jake McGee 40 27 51
47
-6 Steve Cishek 41 38 55
48
-4 Pedro Baez 44 18 48
49
+7 Cam Bedrosian 56 25 56
50
-8 George Kontos 42 21 50
51
-4 Nate Jones 47 14 51
52
-6 Chaz Roe 46 46 75
53
-4 Zach Duke 49 49 61
54
-3 Alex Claudio 51 35 63
55
T5
+6 Tayron Guerrero 61 53 80
56
-1 Seung-hwan Oh 55 48 71
57
-3 Dan Jennings 54 51 78
58
+7 Bryan Shaw 65 17 65
59
- James Pazos 59 55 73
60
+3 Craig Stammen 63 48 75
61
+11 Matt Albers 72 35 78
62
+7 Jake Diekman 69 62 78
63
+10 Sammy Solis 73 63 79
64
+11 Lou Trivino 75 64 75
65
-5 Richard Bleier 60 60 65
66
T6
+10 John Axford 76 66 76
67
- Hector Rondon 67 51 69
68
+3 Santiago Casilla 71 57 71
69
+9 Cory Gearrin 78 62 78
70
+UR Jace Fry UR 70 70
71
+UR Jose Leclerc UR 71 71
72
+UR Buck Farmer UR 72 72
73
+UR David Hernandez UR 39 73
74
+UR Yusmeiro Petit UR 62 74
75
+UR Sergio Romo UR 52 76
76
+UR Sam Dyson UR 70 76
77
+UR Sam Freeman UR 71 77
78
+1 Ryan Dull 79 78 79
79
-13 Ryan Pressly 66 66 79
80
-3 J. T. Chargois 77 76 80

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.

  • Despite the talk of a committee in Atlanta, I think Arodys Vizcaino is still the guy going forward, with manager Brian Snitker just looking to spell him more often. It makes sense with how well Dan Winkler has been throwing as well as A.J. Minter’s ability to get lefties out. I didn’t include Edubray Ramos, Justin Anderson or Bruce Rondon as each actually earned a save this past week and those situations very well could be considered committees.
  • Others leaving the list this week are Luke Gregerson, Tony Cingrani, Tyler Lyons and Carson Smith, all for injury reasons. The Carson Smith injury is especially frustrating given how it happened and the amount of time he will miss but the other’s shouldn’t be out too long. Also look for Dominic Leone and Adam Morgan to return soon.
  • We had five relievers tied for the weekly lead in holds. Tommy Hunter, Jose Alvarado, Luis Garcia, Will Harris and Bryan Shaw all had 3 holds this past week, It’s good to see Shaw finally turning it around after a horrible start to the year, as he has put together a nice couple of weeks lately.
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.

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Rick Graham

He was pretty terrible last year and they added Shaw this winter. I wasn’t placing him in the top 30 before the season.

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