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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.
- Victor Arano, Scott Alexander, and Collin McHugh were the biggest risers inside the top 40 this week. Arano has worked his way into being Seranthony Dominguez’s primary handcuff and has been missing bats at a high clip this season. Alexander continues to pitch well and pick up holds as the Dodgers top left-handed reliever. McHugh may finally start seeing some steady hold opportunities, as he picked up his first two holds of the season this past week.
- Neil Ramirez and Jace Fry were both bumped out of the top 40 after some struggles this week. With Andrew Miller nearing a return, Ramirez’s grip on consistent holds will likely take a hit. He’s also coming off an outing that saw him allow 3 hits and two home runs while only recording one out. After a terrific start to the year, Fry has cooled off in a big way and now has an ERA of 7.15 over the past month while only adding two holds.
- Edgar Santana, Dan Jennings, Daniel Hudson, Scott Alexander and Trevor Hildenberger all had 3 HD’s this past week. This list perfectly represents just how volatile holds are to come by in this game.