[holds_list list_id=”25056″ include_stats=”1″ season=”2018″]
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.
- Some notable names rising up the list include Kenta Maeda, who should be the primary set up option in front of Kenley Jansen the rest of the season. Greg Holland’s pitched well enough with the Nationals (16 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 8 BB, 18 K) to earn a steady set up role, and could even see some more save chances if the team plays it cautiously with Sean Doolittle. Blake Parker looks to be fading into more of a setup role with the rise of recently required rookie Ty Buttrey but should still retain SV+HD league value. Richard Rodriguez figures to finally see some consistent set up work now that Keone Kela is likely out for the season. Brad Ziegler is in the mix to close out some games now, and should at least be a consistent holds mix moving forward with Brad Boxberger and Archie Bradley struggling lately.
- Brad Ziegler and Jonny Venters were the only relievers to pick up 4 holds this week. Venters is the latest Braves reliever to make a splash in the holds department, and despite the respectable numbers on the year (2.67, 1.09 and 25 K’s over 30.1 IP), isn’t likely to see many 2+ hold weeks to finish off the season.