Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 5/17 Update

Rank Change Pitcher
1
T1
- Josh Hader
2
- Edwin Diaz
3
- Kenley Jansen
4
- Kirby Yates
5
- Blake Treinen
6
- Aroldis Chapman
7
- Roberto Osuna
8
- Felipe Vazquez
9
- Sean Doolittle
10
- Brad Hand
11
T2
- Jordan Hicks
12
- Ken Giles
13
- Will Smith
14
+1 Hector Neris
15
+2 Diego Castillo
16
+2 Ryan Pressly
17
+2 Ty Buttrey
18
+2 Matt Barnes
19
-3 Jose Alvarado
20
+12 Adam Ottavino
21
- Taylor Rogers
22
+5 Shane Greene
23
+1 Raisel Iglesias
24
-1 Craig Stammen
25
+1 Lou Trivino
26
+2 Reyes Moronta
27
-13 Wade Davis
28
+3 John Brebbia
29
+11 Zack Britton
30
+11 Luke Jackson
31
T3
+6 Steve Cishek
32
-7 Greg Holland
33
+5 Seth Lugo
34
+1 Joe Biagini
35
-6 Alex Colome
36
-3 John Gant
37
-3 Joe Jimenez
38
-2 Emilio Pagan
39
-9 Blake Parker
40
-1 Hansel Robles
41
-19 Ryan Brasier
42
+4 Hector Rondon
43
+7 Jose Leclerc
44
-1 Scott Oberg
45
-1 Andrew Miller
46
-1 Seranthony Dominguez
47
-5 Jeremy Jeffress
48
+31 Tommy Kahnle
49
+4 Pedro Baez
50
+4 Mychal Givens
51
T4
-2 Amir Garrett
52
-4 Tony Watson
53
-1 Joakim Soria
54
-3 Kelvin Herrera
55
+9 David Hernandez
56
+4 Kyle Crick
57
+9 Nick Wittgren
58
+5 Trevor May
59
-3 Junior Guerra
60
+1 Brandon Workman
61
-2 Roenis Elias
62
+8 Brandon Kintzler
63
-6 Sergio Romo
64
-9 Yoshihisa Hirano
65
+7 Robert Stephenson
66
+1 Adam Morgan
67
+6 Nick Anderson
68
-21 Archie Bradley
69
+2 Jared Hughes
70
+8 Carl Edwards
71
-9 Chris Martin
72
+3 Brandon Brennan
73
-5 Richard Rodriguez
74
T5
- Ross Stripling
75
-10 Ian Kennedy
76
-18 Kyle Barraclough
77
+4 Dan Winkler
78
+7 Sam Dyson
79
-3 Ryan Tepera
80
+10 Jake Diekman
81
-1 Giovanny Gallegos
82
- Pat Neshek
83
- Chaz Roe
84
+2 Justin Miller
85
+4 Will Harris
86
+1 Adam Kolarek
87
+4 Robert Gsellman
88
+4 Jace Fry
89
UR Scott Barlow
90
-6 Connor Sadzeck
91
+7 Justin Anderson
92
+3 Yoan Lopez
93
+7 Tim Mayza
94
+5 Jacob Webb
95
-1 Cam Bedrosian
96
-3 Andrew Chafin
97
-1 Adam Cimber
98
-1 Alex Claudio
99
UR Buck Farmer
100
UR Carlos Estevez

 

Notes

 

  • Only three new additions this week, which include Scott Barlow, Buck Farmer, and Carlos Estevez. Barlow is the biggest new name on the list as he has been a revelation for the Royals bullpen this season. Shawn Kelley and Carlos Martinez may both be back with their respective teams this weekend and would slot somewhere into the top half of Tier 4.
  • Leaving the list are Julio Urias, Trevor Hildenberger and Seung-Hwan Oh. Urias is on administrative leave after his arrest Monday night, while Hildenberger was sent to Triple-A following his latest meltdown Wednesday. Oh has been a disaster this year, with a 3.14 HR/9 with an ERA over 10.
  • Zack Britton was the only reliever to notch four saves+holds this week while Aroldis Chapman, Diego Castillo, Luke Jackson, and Pedro Baez each had three apiece. May has been much better for Britton with him having a .222 OBP against over 7.1 innings pitched, compared with the .346 over 12 innings in March/April. Five of his nine holds have also come in May.
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


Jim

For those keeping score at home; Jeremy Jeffress 12.2 IP, 3.55 ERA, SIERA 4.28, 8.53 K/9, 2 SV+HD. That’s right, TWO.
His BABIP is .179, which means his number should in fact be worse.
Yet, he is constantly in the top 50 on these lists with much, much better options below him. I just don’t get it. And neither do these guys.

Rick Graham

The list is for rest of the season value not current value. Track record still means something in May. The velocity has been ticking up as well. How come you hate him so much? It seems personal at this point.

Greg

Does Barlow seems to be mostly a 6th inning guy lately but has the best stuff in the pen. Do you see him getting into the saves/hold conversation (he only has 1/2 so far).

Rick Graham

He has to, I imagine, given the alternatives. Kennedy, Diekman and Barlow should be their goto 7th inning on group.

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