The Hold Up 8/15: Ranking the Top 90 Relievers for Holds Every Thursday

Rank Change Pitcher
1
T1
- Adam Ottavino
2
- Giovanny Gallegos
3
+1 Ryan Pressly
4
-1 Seth Lugo
5
- Zack Britton
6
+1 Will Harris
7
+1 Andrew Miller
8
-2 Tony Watson
9
- Tommy Kahnle
10
- Pedro Baez
11
T2
- Aaron Bummer
12
- Matt Barnes
13
+1 Ty Buttrey
14
UR Sam Dyson
15
-2 Amir Garrett
16
+27 Nick Anderson
17
-2 Craig Stammen
18
-1 Sergio Romo
19
UR Pedro Strop
20
-2 Yusmeiro Petit
21
UR Keone Kela
22
+64 Derek Law
23
T3
- Yoan Lopez
24
+1 Cam Bedrosian
25
-5 Anthony Swarzak
26
-7 Michael Lorenzen
27
- Daniel Hudson
28
- Colin Poche
29
-5 Chris Martin
30
-4 John Gant
31
+2 Nick Wittgren
32
-1 Yoshihisa Hirano
33
-4 Shawn Kelley
34
+1 David Phelps
35
+2 Reyes Moronta
36
+9 Oliver Perez
37
+3 Hunter Strickland
38
-2 Jake Diekman
39
+13 Chaz Roe
40
+1 Kyle Ryan
41
-11 Nick Goody
42
+43 Mark Melancon
43
-27 Diego Castillo
44
T4
-23 Blake Treinen
45
+21 John Brebbia
46
UR Shane Greene
47
-5 Joakim Soria
48
-4 Sean Newcomb
49
-2 Tim Mayza
50
-2 Chad Green
51
- Adam Cimber
52
-14 Andres Munoz
53
-4 Jeremy Jeffress
54
-1 Adam Kolarek
55
+2 Andrew Chafin
56
+33 Matt Albers
57
+22 Joe Kelly
58
-4 Trey Wingenter
59
-4 Justin Shafer
60
-4 Justin Wilson
61
-3 Robert Gsellman
62
+6 Trevor May
63
-3 Jake McGee
64
- Evan Marshall
65
T5
+2 Freddy Peralta
66
-4 Jose Alvarez
67
-8 Ryne Harper
68
-29 Nick Pivetta
69
-4 Tyler Duffey
70
-24 Fernando Rodney
71
-1 Wade Davis
72
+1 Wander Suero
73
+4 Buck Farmer
74
- Junior Guerra
75
UR Jerry Blevins
76
+7 Francisco Liriano
77
-6 Hector Rondon
78
-6 Lou Trivino
79
+8 Michael Feliz
80
UR Mike Morin
81
+1 Marcus Walden
82
UR Emmanuel Clase
83
UR Tyler Clippard
84
UR Paul Fry
85
-9 Ryan Buchter
86
UR Alex Claudio
87
UR Scott Barlow
88
UR Oliver Drake
89
+1 Jimmy Cordero
90
UR Rafael Montero
  • Nick Anderson gets a bump up into the second tier as he seems to have locked up the primary setup role behind closer Emilio Pagan. Since moving to the Rays, Anderson has only allowed one baserunner over six innings, a hit in his first appearance, while striking out 14. After battling injury and then suspensions, Keone Kela finally should be locked into the Pirates’ top setup role moving forward. Despite the poor start to the season, Kela has come back strong with a 7:1 K/BB rate and just two hits allowed over five innings. Walks continue to be a big issue for Derek Law, but splitting save chances with Ken Giles isn’t. Despite the walks, Law has pitched much better over the past month, allowing just six hits while striking out 15 over 14.2 innings.
  • While it’s still unclear just who is the closer in Atlanta at the moment, I still believe the odds-on favorite is Luke Jackson for now with some Mark Melancon sprinkled in. Melancon hasn’t been great since the move to Atlanta, or for any stretch this year quite frankly, but at least finds himself in an opportunistic situation. Chaz Roe hasn’t quite fixed the command issues that plagued him earlier on in the season, but he’s been good enough to work his way back into a setup role for the Rays.
  • This late in the season, I think it’s safe to give up on the 2019 season for Blake Treinen. Those in dynasty formats should still hold on in hopes he can regain his 2018 form in 2020. Diego Castillo continues to struggle to limit baserunners and now finds himself behind Chaz Roe, Nick Anderson, Colin Poche, and possibly even Oliver Drake┬áin the holds pecking order.
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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Comments


Benthic

After last night’s blow up, Pressly’s second half ERA is up to 9.39. Do we still trust him? It seems like he’s still fighting with injury or something.

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