The Hold Up 8/9: Ranking the Top 80 Relievers for Holds Every Thursday

Rank Change Pitcher Previous Best Worst
1
T1
- Adam Ottavino 1 1 38
2
- Josh Hader 2 1 3
3
+1 Dellin Betances 4 3 29
4
+1 Carl Edwards 5 3 8
5
+1 Archie Bradley 6 1 7
6
+1 Lou Trivino 7 6 75
7
T2
+1 Jeurys Familia 8 7 10
8
+1 Zach Britton 9 8 11
9
+UR Andrew Miller UR 1 9
10
- Jordan Hicks 10 10 60
11
- Joe Jimenez 11 7 80
12
- Jose Alvarado 12 6 59
13
- Jeremy Jeffress 13 6 28
14
- Dan Winkler 14 5 76
15
- Keone Kela 15 15 15
16
- Matt Barnes 16 15 40
17
- Tony Watson 17 10 41
18
- Collin McHugh 18 18 74
19
- Victor Arano 19 19 80
20
- Alex Colome 20 13 34
21
- Yoshihisa Hirano 21 11 54
22
- Craig Stammen 22 22 75
23
- Steve Cishek 23 18 55
24
- Reyes Moronta 24 24 74
25
+3 Ryan Pressly 28 25 80
26
+5 Seung-hwan Oh 31 26 79
27
T3
-2 Scott Alexander 25 18 59
28
-2 Joakim Soria 26 26 67
29
- Amir Garrett 29 18 80
30
- Adam Conley 30 26 71
31
+3 Jared Hughes 34 26 74
32
+1 Kyle Crick 33 32 80
33
+3 Trevor Hildenberger 36 23 54
34
+3 David Robertson 37 2 38
35
+3 Michael Lorenzen 38 35 80
36
+3 Edgar Santana 39 36 64
37
+6 Pat Neshek 43 16 52
38
+3 Tommy Hunter 41 30 58
39
+10 Brandon Kintzler 49 26 78
40
+32 Justin Miller 72 40 72
41
+25 Matt Strahm 66 41 76
42
+6 Yusmeiro Petit 48 42 74
43
+4 David Hernandez 47 39 73
44
T4
-2 Jake Diekman 42 42 78
45
-1 Diego Castillo 44 29 68
46
-11 Adam Cimber 35 35 73
47
-7 Brad Ziegler 40 40 77
48
+25 Brad Brach 73 48 73
49
+1 Brad Peacock 50 5 50
50
+UR Jace Fry UR 36 70
51
+3 Justin Anderson 54 47 75
52
+9 Will Harris 61 17 63
53
+4 Cam Bedrosian 57 25 78
54
-2 Chad Green 52 8 54
55
+UR Koda Glover UR 55 55
56
-1 Justin Wilson 55 42 56
57
-6 James Pazos 51 36 73
58
- Heath Hembree 58 58 77
59
+3 Emilio Pagan 62 42 69
60
-15 Addison Reed 45 9 60
61
+10 Joe Kelly 71 22 80
62
-9 Neil Ramirez 53 25 64
63
- Oliver Perez 63 59 81
64
+4 Seth Lugo 68 64 75
65
+5 Cory Gearrin 70 62 78
66
T5
-2 Adam Morgan 64 34 69
67
+2 Paul Fry 69 67 69
68
+6 Tyler Clippard 74 58 78
69
+6 Jeanmar Gomez 75 69 75
70
+6 Chris Martin 76 50 79
71
+7 Pedro Baez 78 18 78
72
+7 Juan Minaya 79 52 79
73
+UR Jesse Biddle UR 73 73
74
+UR Dakota Hudson UR 74 74
75
+UR Jerry Blevins UR 36 75
76
+UR Dylan Floro UR 76 76
77
+UR Tayron Guerrero UR 53 80
78
+UR Mark Melancon UR 14 78
79
+UR Phil Maton UR 73 79
80
+UR Taylor Rogers UR 64 80
81
+UR Jose Castillo UR 55 81

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.

  • With the Nationals losing another closer, Ryan Madson will be forced into save situations for the time being until either Sean Doolittle or Kelvin Herrera are able to return. Justin Miller and recently signed Greg Holland look like the favorites to work in a setup role for now, although Koda Glover, who was just closing out games for the Nationals a little over a year ago, was called up Wednesday and manager Dave Martinez indicated he could slide into high leverage situations immediately. I’d rather take a flyer on Glover over Holland until the situation gets a little clearer.
  • Two relievers who have thrived since changing teams at the trade deadline are Brandon Kintzler and Brad Brach. Brach has yet to allow a run in 4 innings while striking out 5 and picking up 2 holds, while Kintzler has also had an ERA of 0 since changing teams, and has 3 holds over 4 outings.
  •  Jesse Biddle, Steve Cishek, Trevor Hildenberger, Brandon Kintzler, Seung-hwan Oh and Taylor Rogers all had 3 holds this past week. Oh has been awesome since moving to Colorado, picking up 4 holds and a save in his first 7 appearances with the team while not allowing a run.
Rick Graham

Rick resides in the Boston area and has experience as a player and coach at the collegiate level. He also writes for RotoBaller.

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Comments


Gregory

Another one, since you have Tepera as the Jays closer, is Ken Giles now a factor for holds? Or is he just a dumpster fire from which to steer clear?

Rick Graham

While he may be a dumpster fire, I still think Giles is a top 100 RP to own and with him and Tepera in a committee right now, I didn’t list either here.

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