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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.
- Steve Cishek, A.J. Minter, Jordan Hicks, Pedro Strop, Jared Hughes and Chaz Roe were the biggest risers within the top 40. I think at this point, expect Minter and Hicks to stick around the top 20-25, even though both have been pretty volatile this season. The talent is there though that the good weeks will be worth dealing with the bad ones. The biggest fallers this past week were Alex Colome and Josh Fields. Colome will surely receive plenty of hold chances, just expect plenty of ups and downs in his performances.
- Kirby Yates was the only reliever on the list to notch 4 SV+HD’s this past week (3 holds, 1 save) as he continues his 2018 dominance. If Brad Hand were to get moved at the deadline and Yates stays put, he becomes an immediate must add in all formats.