[holds_list list_id=”19954″ include_stats=”1″ season=”2018″]
Today we will take look at the updated non-closer 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.
- The biggest risers this week include Seranthony Dominguez, Robert Gsellman, Jace Fry. Dominguez has worked his way into a prime set up role in front of Hector Neris, who’s currently operating on thin ice. Gsellman has become Jeurys Familia’s primary handcuff as well, and his added SP eligibility gives him added value. Fry has looked great so far since being called up, and is now being used in high leverage situations (Andy Patton had a great piece on him yesterday about him yesterday). Jake McGee and A.J. Ramos were the most notable fallers this week, as both continue to struggle and see their ERA over five.
- Leaving the list this week is Buck Farmer, Sergio Romo, Ryan Dull, J.T. Chargois, Santiago Casilla, John Axford and Seung Hwan-Oh.
- Five relievers picked up 3 holds this past week, Mychal Givens, Craig Stammen, Tony Cingrani, Josh Fields and Seranthony Dominguez (he also had a save, putting his SV+HD total to 4).
Sorry, I just can’t buy Archie Bradley anymore. Something just isn’t right there and he probably should be quite a bit lower.
Yea he (and a lot of this tier) has hit a rough patch recently, but he is 2nd in holds with a 2.88 ERA and .96 WHIP this year after dominating last season. He’s only a K per inning guy, which is his one fault I guess, but I don’t see a reason to panic here just yet.
I’m very curious about the Giants’ Will Smith and how high his ceiling is. The SP eligibility is huge in my league. Definitely a game changer if he is past his TJ woes.
I’m very concerned about Robertson. I know he might get more holds chances than any other person, but he just looks like he doesn’t trust his stuff. His fastball isn’t as effective anymore and hitters are starting to lay off the curve. He doesn’t trust his fastball in the zone. I know track record is there, and all, but things are looking grim for DRob. What’s your take?
I would expect Seth Lugo to be on here next week. He has grabbed a couple of recent holds and seems to be right there with Gsellman. He has SP eligibility as well and imo has been the Mets most consistent reliever.
BTW, good job on this stuff!! Very hard to rank these guys but I do like that you have been fluid by upping and dropping guys a lot quicker than most of the other fantasy sites. Keep it up…