The Hold Up 8/29: Ranking the Top 90 Relievers for Holds Every Thursday

Rank Change Pitcher
1
T1
- Adam Ottavino
2
- Giovanny Gallegos
3
+2 Will Harris
4
- Zack Britton
5
+1 Andrew Miller
6
+1 Tommy Kahnle
7
+1 Nick Anderson
8
T2
+1 Pedro Baez
9
+2 Aaron Bummer
10
+2 Tony Watson
11
+2 Matt Barnes
12
+5 Sam Dyson
13
-3 Edwin Diaz
14
+1 Craig Stammen
15
+1 Sergio Romo
16
+2 Amir Garrett
17
-3 Ty Buttrey
18
+3 Keone Kela
19
+1 Colin Poche
20
+5 Michael Lorenzen
21
T3
+1 Shane Greene
22
UR Daniel Hudson
23
+15 Andres Munoz
24
-1 Yusmeiro Petit
25
+1 Yoan Lopez
26
-2 Cam Bedrosian
27
+1 Derek Law
28
+7 Luke Jackson
29
-2 Justin Wilson
30
-11 Pedro Strop
31
-1 John Gant
32
-3 Chris Martin
33
+4 Hunter Strickland
34
+5 Joe Kelly
35
-4 Nick Wittgren
36
-3 David Phelps
37
-1 Mike Morin
38
+3 Oliver Perez
39
+4 Reyes Moronta
40
+47 Sam Tuivailala
41
T4
+11 Trevor May
42
UR Rowan Wick
43
+8 Nick Goody
44
-12 Anthony Swarzak
45
- Jake Diekman
46
-2 Chaz Roe
47
+1 Steve Cishek
48
+2 Joakim Soria
49
+11 Adam Cimber
50
-3 Kyle Ryan
51
+13 Evan Marshall
52
UR Anthony Bass
53
-4 John Brebbia
54
-1 Chad Green
55
-1 Tim Mayza
56
-1 Andrew Chafin
57
-1 Adam Kolarek
58
+8 Sean Newcomb
59
+20 Junior Guerra
60
+5 Buck Farmer
61
+24 Kevin Ginkel
62
+24 Matt Strahm
63
+26 Rafael Montero
64
-2 Carlos Estevez
65
-6 Jose Alvarez
66
+2 Tyler Duffey
67
-9 Matt Albers
68
-22 Diego Castillo
69
-12 Trey Wingenter
70
-30 Blake Treinen
71
-37 Shawn Kelley
72
T5
+10 Tyler Clippard
73
-6 Fernando Rodney
74
-3 Jimmy Cordero
75
-5 Wander Suero
76
+2 Marcus Walden
77
-4 A.J. Puk
78
UR Brandon Kintzler
79
-5 Ryne Harper
80
-5 Alex Claudio
81
-4 Michael Feliz
82
-1 Emmanuel Clase
83
- Scott Barlow
84
+4 Ryan Buchter
85
UR Jeff Brigham
86
UR Chris Devenski
87
UR Francisco Liriano
88
UR Jarlin Garcia
89
UR Yimi Garcia
90
UR Jordan Romano
  • Andres Munoz has strung together two consecutive positive weeks, with 3 holds, 6 Ks and just three baserunners allowed over 5 IP. It’s safe to say he has moved in front of Trey Wingenter as the Padres secondary set up man, and with his swing-and-miss stuff, he could be a difference maker for owners down the stretch.  Although he’s been displaced as the closer in Atlanta, Luke Jackson has still been impressing for the Braves since the trade deadline. Despite only having 2 holds the past two weeks, he was able to rack up 11 Ks while allowing just 2 BBs and 4 hits over 7.1 IP.
  • There’s nothing really special in his profile, but Sam Tuivailala continues to pile up the holds, with 4 over the past two weeks and 6 for the month. The Mariners schedule isn’t too daunting over the last month of the season, so Tuivailala could be worth a look. Trevor May seems to have gotten things together over the past month and while he only has 2 holds this past week, he seems to be climbing up the depth chart. He has a 14:3 K:BB rate over the past month, while allowing just 4 hits over 11.1 IP.
  • It’s been a tough year for Pedro Strop as he has fought multiple injuries while being mostly ineffective on the field. For now, it looks like he is on the outside looking in for hold chances, as the past two months have not gone well for him (17 H, 7 BB, over 14 IP). The same can be said about Shawn Kelley, who has allowed 18 hits over his past 10 IP, while recording just 1 hold over the past two months.
  • Last night’s outings for both Blake Treinen and Diego Castillo may have put an end to any hope of fantasy relevance the rest of the season. Treinen entered a tie game in the 7th inning last night and proceeded to allow two hits, a walk and then another hit before getting pulled without recording an out. He is way down the totem pole for potential holds in Oakland now. Castillo allowed 3 hits and a walk over an inning last night and has just 1 hold to his name over the past month.

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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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