The Hold Up 9/26: Ranking the Top 90 Relievers for Holds Every Thursday

Rank Change Pitcher
1
T1
UR Ryan Pressly
2
-1 Adam Ottavino
3
-1 Nick Anderson
4
-1 Will Harris
5
-1 Tyler Duffey
6
+1 Andrew Miller
7
+1 Drew Pomeranz
8
-3 Zack Britton
9
-3 Pedro Baez
10
-1 Matt Barnes
11
-1 Aaron Bummer
12
+1 Giovanny Gallegos
13
T2
-2 Sergio Romo
14
-2 Kevin Ginkel
15
- Shane Greene
16
UR Seth Lugo
17
+8 Colin Poche
18
-4 Tommy Kahnle
19
-1 Joakim Soria
20
- Craig Stammen
21
+7 Ty Buttrey
22
+8 Trevor May
23
+4 Evan Marshall
24
UR Sean Doolittle
25
+6 Chris Martin
26
T3
UR Richard Rodriguez
27
UR Dustin May
28
UR Julio Urias
29
-8 Derek Law
30
-13 Michael Lorenzen
31
-8 Yusmeiro Petit
32
+30 Diego Castillo
33
-4 Amir Garrett
34
-2 Junior Guerra
35
- Chaz Roe
36
+18 John Brebbia
37
-11 Jesus Luzardo
38
-5 Nick Wittgren
39
-5 Sean Newcomb
40
-4 Rowan Wick
41
-3 Carlos Estevez
42
-3 Scott Barlow
43
-3 Yoan Lopez
44
+25 Edwin Diaz
45
-4 Luke Jackson
46
- Buck Farmer
47
+2 Hunter Strickland
48
T4
UR Anthony Bass
49
-4 Matt Strahm
50
-26 Matt Magill
51
-8 Kyle Ryan
52
-15 Sam Tuivailala
53
-9 Mike Morin
54
-12 John Gant
55
-4 Adam Cimber
56
-6 Steve Cishek
57
-5 Tyler Clippard
58
+2 Chad Green
59
-11 Oliver Perez
60
-7 Jared Hughes
61
-5 Nick Goody
62
-7 A.J. Puk
63
-6 Andrew Chafin
64
-17 Joe Kelly
65
-6 Emmanuel Clase
66
+1 Pedro Strop
67
-6 Jose Alvarez
68
-5 Francisco Liriano
69
+4 Jimmy Cordero
70
T5
-5 Rafael Montero
71
-7 Jake Diekman
72
-14 David Phelps
73
-7 Anthony Swarzak
74
-3 Fernando Abad
75
-3 Wander Suero
76
-2 Jose Cisnero
77
-2 Blake Parker
78
-2 David Bednar
79
+6 Michael Feliz
80
-3 Fernando Rodney
81
+9 Jeff Brigham
82
-4 Matt Andriese
83
-4 Shaun Anderson
84
+4 Joe Smith
85
-5 Robert Stephenson
86
-5 Brandon Brennan
87
-5 Jandel Gustave
88
-5 Alex Claudio
89
-5 James Pazos
90
-3 Josh Osich
  • It only took the entire season, but Mike Shildt and the Cardinals seem to have realized John Brebbia might be a better option than John Gant late in games. They’ve each had their ups and downs, including Brebbia just yesterday, but for the most part, Brebbia has outpitched Gant and should be the one with the holds advantage.
  • Diego Castillo has worked himself back into the holds mix as he earned two this past week. His strong run in September continues as he now has allowed just four hits and one run while holding an 18:3 K/BB ratio over 14.1 September innings. Edwin Diaz had himself one of his better weeks over the past few months, finishing with six strikeouts and allowing just two walks over 2.1 innings while also earning a hold. Hopefully, he can carry this momentum through the weekend and into next season.
  • With this being the last Hold Up of the season, I’d like to thank all of you who read these weekly lists. And for those of you who don’t play in holds leagues yet, I strongly encourage you to give it a try next year. Keep an eye out this fall for our team-by-team bullpen reviews that will cover all fantasy-relevant relievers heading into the 2020 season.

Featured image by Michael Haas (@digitalHaas on Twitter)

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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