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With Jake McGee flaming out in San Francisco, the closer role is now firmly Camilo Doval’s to lose moving forward so those who took Doval early in drafts this year can breathe a sigh of relief. Doval’s first outing this seasons did not go well (3 earned) but since then, he has not allowed a run while striking out 14 over 9.1 innings. He only has four saves, but those should come as the Giants haven’t given him many opportunities yet. We’ve seen Doval’s upside as recent as last September, so I think it’s safe to say Doval is back being a top 12-15 closer in baseball again, as his ADP suggested this winter.

 

Notes

 

  • While it’s hard to have value as a reliever on a team that is currently 3-22 on the season, but Lucas Sims and Art Warren have just not pitched well this season anyway. Sims has only appeared in four games, but currently holds an ERA of 15.75 and has looked awfully rusty with a 20% walk rate and down 2 MPH on his fastball. Warren hasn’t been much better with a 10.29 ERA and 2.29 WHIP over seven innings. I’m still holding out hope for them to turn things around as it’s still a month into the season, but I understand if you want to move on. 
  • Lou Trivino returned from the Covid IL this week and proceeded to allow five runs while only producing two outs. He was clearly rusty after missing two weeks, but this could potentially open the door for Dany Jiménez to hang on to the closer role in Oakland a little while longer. Don’t go dropping Jiménez just yet.

 

  • I wondered last week if maybe the new Matt Barnes can get away with his stuff being so down this season, and was quickly proven wrong as he went on to allow four runs against the Angels this past week in a losing effort. His ERA now stands at 8.64 and if the huge drop in velocity isn’t injury related (meaning they won’t IL him) then you have to wonder at what point does this struggling Red Sox team DFA him. I’ll give him another week or two, but this could be the last time he’s on this list.
  • Ryan Pressly returned yesterday from his knee injury and was immediately thrown into a save situation, which he proceed to blow as he allowed a game tying home run to Jeimer Candelario. The velocity is still down a bit but with a talent like this, I’m willing to give him another two weeks or so before being really worried.

 

  • The Anthony Bender experience continues to be one heck of a roller coaster, as we’ve seen the bad Bender this week following last weeks four save performance. With Dylan Floro inching closer to a return, it seems like Bender’s days as the Marlins closer may be numbered, especially with him working in the 8th inning last night down a run.
  • Daniel Bard, Joe Barlow, Liam Hendriks, Ian Kennedy, Tyler Kinley, Tim Mayza, Jordan Romano and Taylor Rogers each had 3 SV+HLD’s over the past week. Kinley and Kennedy have moved into the top setup roles for their respective teams and while I do like Kinley a lot, I worry about the whole Coors effect there.

 

 

Rank Pitcher Change
1Josh HaderT1-
2Liam Hendriks-
3Raisel Iglesias-
4Edwin Díaz
T2
-
5Craig Kimbrel-
6Emmanuel Clase-
7Jordan Romano-
8Ryan Pressly+UR
9Taylor Rogers
T3
-1
10Giovanny Gallegos-1
11Kenley Jansen-1
12Paul Sewald-1
13Andrew Kittredge-1
14Aroldis Chapman-1
15Camilo Doval+1
16Corey Knebel
T4
-2
17David Bednar-
18Devin Williams+1
19Scott Barlow-1
20Tanner Rainey-
21Gregory Soto-
22Héctor Neris+1
23Ryan Helsley+17
24Ryan Tepera+4
25Jhoan Duran-
26David Robertson+22
27Daniel Bard+22
28Joe Barlow-2
29Kendall Graveman-
30Clay Holmes-
31Lucas Sims
T5
-16
32Anthony Bender-10
33Diego Castillo-9
34Aaron Bummer+1
35Chad Green-2
36Jonathan Loáisiga-2
37Josh Staumont-10
38Michael Fulmer-2
39Tyler Rogers-2
40Daniel Hudson-2
41Seth Lugo+2
42Tyler Matzek-
43Michael King+UR
44Aaron Loup+10
45Tim Mayza+10
46Andrew Chafin+14
47Dany Jiménez+UR
48Mark Melancon-1
49Jorge López-4
50Hansel Robles+8
51Will Smith
T6
-19
52Andrés Muñoz-13
53Steven Wilson-9
54Trevor Stephan+33
55Drew Smith+UR
56Seranthony Domínguez-4
57Collin McHugh+7
58Mychal Givens-1
59Jake Diekman-
60Luis García+15
61Emilio Pagán-15
62Alex Vesia+18
63Griffin Jax+UR
64A.J. Minter+6
65Cole Sulser-2
66Art Warren-35
67Génesis Cabrera-5
68Brooks Raley-15
69Phil Maton-8
70J.P. Feyereisen-4
71Matt Wisler-4
72Tanner Scott-4
73Tyler Duffey-1
74Rafael Montero-1
75Brusdar Graterol-4
76Adam Cimber+2
77Joely Rodríguez+2
78Dylan Floro-2
79Yimi García-5
80Brad Boxberger-15
81José Ruiz
T7
+3
82Spencer Strider+11
83Sam Hentges+7
84Scott Effross+7
85Nick Sandlin+13
86Tyler Kinley-
87Alex Lange+1
88Erik Swanson+1
89Anthony Gose-7
90Lou Trivino-13
91Brock Burke+5
92Wil Crowe+3
93Keegan Thompson+4
94A.J. Puk+UR
95Ryne Stanek+UR
96Colin Poche+UR
97Ryan Thompson+UR
98Ian Kennedy+UR
99Jake McGee-43
100Matt Barnes-50

 

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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.

  • Andre says:

    Hi, thanks for publishing these lists each week. Why is Jorge Lopez ranked so low? He seems to be crushing it right now.

  • CV says:

    How do you Rafael montero so low?

  • CV says:

    Why do you have Rafael montero so low?

  • TnH says:

    No Anthony Bass?
    IP W H BB K SVH ERA WHIP
    13 0 7 3 14 6 1.38 0.769

  • Brandon Wiegand says:

    Why is Paul Sewald ranked higher than Devin Williams? Is it worth dropping Williams for it.

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