Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 6/24

Top 100 RP rankings for Saves + Holds leagues in 2022

Tanner Scott may be a rollercoaster in the ninth inning but he’s all the Marlins have to turn to at the moment, which does give him a boost in the rankings as we know how much more valuable having the closer role is than a setup role. The walks have been and continue to be the biggest concern for me as the last thing you want to see is your closer walk the lead-off hitter while trying to protect a one-run lead. Scott’s increased slider usage (38.8% in 2020, 51.6% in 2021, 71.1% in 2022) obviously doesn’t help fix this, but it should help limit hard contact against as well as lead to a higher K rate. Whether it’s ideal or not, Scott is the best option for the Marlins to turn to right now, and while it will likely be a bumpy road ahead, at least you have the strikeout (and save) upside to look forward to.

 

Notes

 

  • At this point, there shouldn’t be any mistake that Clay Holmes is the Yankees’ closer for the rest of the season (as long as he remains healthy) even after Aroldis Chapman returns. Holmes is basically a right-handed version of prime Zack Britton right now and there’s no reason to take that skillset away from the closer role. How things shape up behind him whenever this bullpen gets healthy remains to be seen but you can definitely trust Holmes to be there in the ninth.

 

  • Ryan Pressly had his worst blown save of the season last night against the Yankees, allowing four earned on three hits and two walks while getting just one out. Prior to the outing he had allowed just two runs over his last 14.1 innings, but his velocity remains down and his 19.5% K rate is concerning. He’s moving into that Craig Kimbrel territory of “will they be able to turn things around before getting replaced”. 

 

  • Colin Poche may be the Rays’ lefty of choice in the ninth inning of games, but I still prefer another lefty in this bullpen for SV+HLD’s purposes as I feel more comfortable with Brooks Raley’s ability to miss bats as he isn’t strictly fastball dependent like Poche. Poche has been working on a curveball but it’s not exactly an “out” pitch yet (13% Whiff, 13% PutAway) so the best we can hope for is 2015 Jake McGee I suppose?

 

  • Speaking of lefties who struggle to strike hitters out, it looks like A.J. Puk may get a chance to close out games for the A’s although he and Zach Jackson melted down in the first save attempt following the Dany Jiménez injury. I wouldn’t go overboard adding Puk but he is definitely worth a look for those in desperate need of saves in deeper leagues as I’d still trust him over anyone else in this bullpen at the moment.

 

 

Rank Pitcher Change
1Josh HaderT1-
2Edwin Díaz-
3Raisel Iglesias-
4Kenley Jansen-
5Emmanuel Clase
T2
-
6Clay Holmes+7
7David Bednar+2
8Taylor Rogers-2
9Jordan Romano-2
10Camilo Doval+1
11Devin Williams+1
12Ryan Helsley
T3
+2
13Giovanny Gallegos+2
14Ryan Pressly-6
15Craig Kimbrel-5
16Jhoan Duran-
17David Robertson-
18Daniel Hudson-
19Diego Castillo-
20Paul Sewald-
21Kendall Graveman-
22Michael King
T4
+1
23Seranthony Domínguez+1
24A.J. Minter-2
25Joe Barlow-
26Daniel Bard-
27Jorge López+3
28Scott Barlow+3
29Tanner Houck-2
30Gregory Soto-1
31Emilio Pagán-3
32Tanner Rainey
T5
+3
33Tanner Scott+14
34Héctor Neris-1
35Michael Fulmer-1
36Brooks Raley+6
37Jason Adam-1
38John Schreiber+12
39Ryan Tepera-2
40Seth Lugo-2
41Eli Morgan+4
42Drew Smith
T6
+1
43Griffin Jax-3
44Josh Staumont-5
45Génesis Cabrera-4
46Alex Lange-2
47Will Smith-1
48Andrew Chafin+1
49Colin Poche-1
50Brad Boxberger+1
51Matt Wisler+1
52Ryne Stanek+1
53Rafael Montero+1
54Joe Kelly+4
55Luis García+5
56Félix Bautista+5
57A.J. Puk
T7
+16
58Andrés Muñoz+4
59Dennis Santana+6
60Evan Phillips+3
61Ken Giles+UR
62Tim Mayza-6
63Erik Swanson-8
64Brock Burke+2
65Dominic Leone+3
66Collin McHugh+UR
67Aaron Loup+4
68Matt Strahm+9
69José Leclerc+UR
70Tyler Rogers+10
71Wil Crowe-4
72Scott Effross-
73Phil Maton
T8
+2
74Trevor Stephan+2
75Corey Knebel-18
76Adam Cimber-6
77Steven Okert-3
78Anthony Bass-
79Alex Vesia+2
80Brusdar Graterol+2
81Steven Wilson+2
82Jake Diekman+2
83Mark Melancon-4
84Tyler Duffey+1
85Joe Mantiply+1
86Joely Rodríguez+1
87John Brebbia+UR
88Connor Brogdon+9
89Brad Hand+6
90Mychal Givens-2
91Adam Ottavino+2
92Jake McGee+6
93Enyel De Los Santos+UR
94Carl Edwards Jr.+UR
95Wandy Peralta-3
96Dylan Coleman+UR
97Bryan Abreu+UR
98Will Vest+UR
99Caleb Thielbar+1
100Zach Jackson+UR

 

Injured List

 

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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.

2 responses to “Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 6/24”

  1. Eric says:

    Thoughts on Matt Moore? He’s looked great out of the pen and even picked up a save this week

    • Big Joey says:

      I was just going to ask about Moore! Baseball Savant page looks great, and Matt Bush just went on the IL. I think Moore’s stock is about to rise.

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