Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 6/7 Update

Rank Change Pitcher
1
T1
- Josh Hader
2
- Kirby Yates
3
+1 Kenley Jansen
4
+1 Aroldis Chapman
5
-2 Edwin Diaz
6
T2
+3 Brad Hand
7
- Roberto Osuna
8
-2 Felipe Vazquez
9
+1 Ryan Pressly
10
-2 Blake Treinen
11
- Ken Giles
12
- Will Smith
13
+1 Sean Doolittle
14
-1 Hector Neris
15
+7 Jose Leclerc
16
-1 Jordan Hicks
17
-1 Ty Buttrey
18
+2 Adam Ottavino
19
+6 Shane Greene
20
-3 Raisel Iglesias
21
T3
-2 Diego Castillo
22
-4 Jose Alvarado
23
+7 Luke Jackson
24
+3 Greg Holland
25
+4 Alex Colome
26
-5 Matt Barnes
27
+1 Taylor Rogers
28
+9 John Gant
29
+5 Amir Garrett
30
+10 Tommy Kahnle
31
-8 Zack Britton
32
+18 Brandon Workman
33
+3 Pedro Strop
34
-10 Emilio Pagan
35
T4
-4 Seth Lugo
36
+6 Pedro Baez
37
-11 Craig Stammen
38
+11 Carlos Martinez
39
+17 Marcus Walden
40
+13 Will Harris
41
+6 Andrew Miller
42
-3 Joe Biagini
43
+11 Jeremy Jeffress
44
-9 Steve Cishek
45
- Hansel Robles
46
+11 Sergio Romo
47
+4 Scott Oberg
48
+10 Tony Watson
49
-3 Shawn Kelley
50
-7 Hector Rondon
51
T5
-19 Joe Jimenez
52
+12 Sean Newcomb
53
-20 Lou Trivino
54
-13 Reyes Moronta
55
-17 John Brebbia
56
-12 Trey Wingenter
57
+2 Kyle Crick
58
-6 Blake Parker
59
+39 Oliver Perez
60
+13 David Hernandez
61
- Nick Wittgren
62
+6 Carl Edwards
63
+15 Trevor May
64
-4 Yoshihisa Hirano
65
+1 Brandon Kintzler
66
+21 Jonathan Holder
67
+2 Ryne Harper
68
+11 Ryan Brasier
69
-7 Brandon Brennan
70
+14 Giovanny Gallegos
71
+6 Carlos Estevez
72
-7 Touki Toussaint
73
T6
+21 Chris Martin
74
-3 Chaz Roe
75
-20 Jake Diekman
76
+16 Nick Anderson
77
+6 Dan Winkler
78
-15 Joakim Soria
79
-12 Archie Bradley
80
UR Yusmeiro Petit
81
-6 Jared Hughes
82
-12 Robert Gsellman
83
+13 Cam Bedrosian
84
-3 Tayron Guerrero
85
UR Jesse Chavez
86
-6 Ryan Buchter
87
-5 Yoan Lopez
88
UR Jairo Diaz
89
UR Heath Hembree
90
-16 Junior Guerra
91
UR Anthony Bass
92
UR Wander Suero
93
-5 Scott Barlow
94
+5 Mychal Givens
95
UR Francisco Liriano
96
UR Liam Hendriks
97
-8 Jacob Webb
98
-12 Sam Dyson
99
-4 Andrew Chafin
100
-7 Ian Kennedy

 

Notes

 

  • Obviously, the big reliever news of the week is the signing of Craig Kimbrel by the Cubs, but because he is still a few weeks away, he won’t be added to the list quite yet. When he does return, he’ll find himself inside the top 10 right away. Dellin Betances continues to work his way back and should return by the end of the month. With the Yankees bullpen firing on all cylinders right now, it will be interesting to see who gets bumped out of the holds mix, but as of now, it would likely be Jonathan Holder. When Betances returns, expect a top 25 ranking.
  • We have nine new additions this week, which include Yusmeiro Petit, Jesse Chavez, Jairo Diaz, Anthony Bass, Wander Suero, Francisco Liriano, Liam Hendricks, and Heath Hembree. Diaz seems to have emerged as the Rockies top setup man for the time being and now has three holds in his first nine appearances. Despite Suero’s 6.23 ERA, I’m still confident he is the second-best reliever in that bullpen, and he has a 3.31 xFIP, 3.06 SIERA, 23.9 K-BB%, plus a 15% swinging-strike rate to back it up. Hembree is emerging as another reliever for Alex Cora to rely on late in games for the Sox, but there’s a lot of competition there for saves/holds and things seem to be changing weekly in Boston.
  • Leaving the list are Seranthony Dominguez, Justin Anderson, Kelvin Herrera, Connor Sadzeck, Adam Kolarek, Jeurys Familia, Kyle Barraclough, and Roenis Elias. While he hasn’t been placed on the IL yet, it seems inevitable, regardless of the MRI results, that Seranthony will miss at least 10 days with elbow soreness. Familia may be a lost cause at this point and looks to be this year’s A.J. Ramos/Addison Reed.
  • Six relievers had three holds this past week, including Sean Doolittle, Brad Hand, Will Harris, Heath Hembree, Chris Martin, and Sean Newcomb. While it’s been a tumultuous season to say the least for the Indians, one of the few bright spots has been Hand, who’s a perfect 18/18 in save chances to go with a 1.05 ERA, .78 WHIP, and 12.62 K/9.
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

T Rogers probably deserves a bigger bump considering recent deployment of the bullpen. Feels like a T2.
Any reason for Britton’s fall?
Lastly, is it crazy to think that Strop may gain value being moved to set-up? Less pressure perhaps more hold opps?

Rick Graham

with the recent developments in Minnesota, I could see Rogers at the end of tier 2. Definitely the guy to own there going forward.

Britton’s fall mostly has to do with others moving up and I was preferring Kahnle and his K upside to him, although that may have changed after yesterday.

I wouldn’t say Strop will gain value, but it very much could stay about the same. It’d be really difficult to see more hold chances as a setup man than save chances as a closer but less pressure could result in better ratio’s. I wouldn’t drop Strop much lower if Kimbrel were to be activated today.

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