The Hold Up 7/26: Ranking the Top 80 Relievers for Holds Every Thursday

Rank Change Pitcher Previous Best Worst
1
T1
- Josh Hader 1 1 3
2
- Adam Ottavino 2 2 38
3
+UR Brad Hand UR 3 3
4
- Dellin Betances 4 4 29
5
- Carl Edwards 5 3 8
6
-3 Archie Bradley 3 1 7
7
+1 Lou Trivino 8 7 75
8
+UR Joe Jimenez UR 7 80
9
-2 Jeremy Jeffress 7 6 28
10
T2
+UR Jeurys Familia UR 10 10
11
+UR Zack Britton UR 11 11
12
-3 Chris Devenski 9 2 12
13
-1 Jordan Hicks 12 12 60
14
-1 Dan Winkler 13 5 76
15
-1 Jose Alvarado 14 6 59
16
-1 Matt Barnes 15 15 40
17
- Jose Leclerc 17 17 74
18
+13 Scott Alexander 31 18 59
19
-9 Tony Watson 10 10 41
20
+10 Victor Arano 30 20 80
21
+7 Alex Colome 28 13 34
22
-4 Yoshihisa Hirano 18 11 54
23
+11 Craig Stammen 34 23 75
24
-4 Steve Cishek 20 18 55
25
- Reyes Moronta 25 25 74
26
+12 Adam Conley 38 26 71
27
+12 Collin McHugh 39 27 74
28
-6 Amir Garrett 22 18 80
29
-8 Brad Peacock 21 5 29
30
T3
+2 Seung-hwan Oh 32 28 79
31
-8 Drew Steckenrider 23 13 38
32
+29 Ryan Pressly 61 32 80
33
+11 Kyle Crick 44 33 80
34
+24 Ryan Madson 58 5 58
35
+6 Mychal Givens 41 10 41
36
-12 Trevor Hildenberger 24 23 54
37
+26 Adam Cimber 63 37 73
38
-19 David Robertson 19 2 38
39
+7 Michael Lorenzen 46 39 80
40
+24 Edgar Santana 64 40 64
41
-12 Diego Castillo 29 29 68
42
-9 Jared Hughes 33 26 74
43
+14 Brad Ziegler 57 43 77
44
+9 Jace Fry 53 36 70
45
T4
-9 James Pazos 36 36 73
46
+6 Pat Neshek 52 16 52
47
-10 Ryan Buchter 37 37 47
48
+8 Justin Anderson 56 47 75
49
+5 Tommy Hunter 54 30 58
50
-8 Jake Diekman 42 42 78
51
-35 Chad Green 16 8 51
52
+22 Juan Minaya 74 52 74
53
-13 Andrew Chafin 40 36 60
54
-11 Neil Ramirez 43 25 64
55
-10 Justin Wilson 45 42 55
56
+UR Luke Gregerson UR 24 56
57
-2 David Hernandez 55 39 73
58
+8 Yusmeiro Petit 66 58 74
59
- Oliver Perez 59 59 81
60
-12 Brandon Kintzler 48 26 78
61
T5
+7 Adam Morgan 68 34 69
62
-13 Daniel Hudson 49 49 64
63
-13 Will Harris 50 17 63
64
-4 Anthony Swarzak 60 13 64
65
-18 Cam Bedrosian 47 25 78
66
+6 Richard Rodriguez 72 64 80
67
+4 Juan Nicasio 71 8 75
68
-6 Shane Carle 62 42 79
69
-18 Emilio Pagan 51 42 69
70
-3 Heath Hembree 67 61 77
71
+5 Matt Strahm 76 71 76
72
-2 Jake McGee 70 27 76
73
+2 Seth Lugo 75 73 75
74
+3 Alex Wilson 77 68 79
75
+UR Sam Dyson UR 43 76
76
+UR Joe Smith UR 14 76
77
+UR Cory Gearrin UR 62 78
78
+UR Phil Maton UR 73 78
79
+UR Tyler Glasnow UR 79 79
80
-54 Joe Kelly 26 22 80

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.

  • Ryan Pressly has been the Twins best reliever of late, and I see him getting the first shot to closer when/if Fernando Rodney is traded. Ryan Madson is back in the 8th inning role for the foreseeable future while Kelvin Herrera fills in for injured Sean Doolittle. Despite Brad Hand grabbing all the headlines in last weeks trade, Adam Cimber was a huge beneficiary as he now gets to work in more of a setup role for a playoff team, at least until Andrew Miller returns.
  • David Robertson’s and Chad Greens hold potential were crushed with the Yankees trading for Zach Britton on Tuesday. They still provide good ratios and K’s, but the holds will be few and far between barring an injury. There’s talk Joe Kelly will wind up on the DL or sent down to AAA soon, which is a huge fall from grace after looking like a legitimate 8th inning shut down option for much of the first half.
  • Adam Ottavino had 5 HD’s while Lou Trivino and Scott Alexander had 4 each over the past one and a half weeks of baseball. Despite the additions both the Rockies and Athletics made to sure up their bullpens, both Ottavino and Trivino should hold their respective value.
Rick Graham

Rick resides in the Boston area and has experience as a player and coach at the collegiate level. He has been covering relievers for Pitcher List since 2017.

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