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Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 7/14

Top 100 RP rankings for Saves + Holds leagues in 2022

It hurts to push Giovanny Gallegos down the list this week but it feels necessary after allowing runs in his last four appearances, in those four games allowing seven hits and five runs . He’s been dealing with some bad luck (.301 BABIP this season compared to career .259 mark) but at the same time, he has been allowing some hard contact, especially as of late. His 2.92 SIERA and swing and miss metrics suggest better days should be ahead for Gallegos, so don’t put too much stock into his recent struggles despite it potentially leading to less save chances moving forward as long as Ryan Helsley is healthy.

Notes

 

  • It’s a minor move but there is a change at the top of the list for the first time all season with Edwin Díaz back as the top reliever on the list for the first time since April 23rd of 2021. More than halfway through the season and Díaz currently has a ridiculous 51.4% K rate, which to put in perspective, Josh Hader is second at 44.1% and only two other relievers are higher than 40% (Dev Williams and Helsley) while only EIGHT total relievers have K rates over 35%. Díaz has even lowered his walk rate, leading to a 43% K-BB rate, with Díaz being the only pitcher over 40% while only SIX relievers eclipse the 30% mark. Only one reliever has an xFIP under 2.00 this season, and you guessed it, it’s Díaz with a 0.86 xFIP! There are two relievers with SwStr rates over 19%, Andrés Muñoz (20.9%) and yes…Díaz at 22.7%. Díaz CSW% currently sits at 39.1%, with the second best being Devin Williams at 35.7%. It’s not just that Díaz has been the best reliever in baseball this season, that’s not surprising, what is is just how much more dominant he has been than everyone else so far.

 

  • We’ll keep it in the family and talk about Edwin’s brother Alexis Díaz, the most talented reliever in the Reds bullpen at the moment. Díaz has looked good since returning from the IL last week and while Hunter Strickland is still the teams “closer”, Díaz remains the only reliever worth rostering on this team and one that brings significant strikeout upside. 

 

  • Two relievers who were a top the holds rankings for much of the year make their returns this week in Garrett Whitlock and Jonathan Loáisiga returns. Whitlock returns tonight and will be back in the bullpen after making nine straight starts prior to his injury. Loáisiga returned last night and did not fare so well allowing 4 hits and three runs while getting just two outs.

 

 

Rank Pitcher Change
1Edwin DíazT1+1
2Josh Hader-1
3Liam Hendriks-
4Raisel Iglesias
T2
-
5Emmanuel Clase-
6Clay Holmes-
7Devin Williams+3
8Ryan Pressly
T3
-1
9Jordan Romano-
10David Bednar+3
11Ryan Helsley+1
12Paul Sewald+2
13Kenley Jansen+UR
14Taylor Rogers-6
15Jhoan Duran-
16Camilo Doval
T4
-5
17A.J. Minter-1
18John Schreiber-1
19Michael King-1
20Seranthony Domínguez+2
21Craig Kimbrel-1
22David Robertson-1
23Jorge López+3
24Scott Barlow+3
25Daniel Bard-1
26Jason Adam
T5
+7
27Andrés Muñoz+7
28Evan Phillips+7
29Giovanny Gallegos-10
30Diego Castillo+1
31Brooks Raley+1
32Gregory Soto-7
33Michael Fulmer+4
34Kendall Graveman+2
35Tanner Houck-7
36Alexis Díaz
T6
+16
37Garrett Whitlock+UR
38Tanner Scott-8
39Héctor Neris-1
40Eli Morgan-1
41Alex Lange-1
42Andrew Chafin+1
43Griffin Jax+1
44Corey Knebel+24
45Seth Lugo-3
46Rafael Montero+1
47Félix Bautista+1
48Wil Crowe+3
49Colin Poche-4
50Génesis Cabrera+UR
51Brad Boxberger
T7
-5
52Collin McHugh+4
53Will Smith-12
54Drew Smith-5
55Ryne Stanek-5
56Erik Swanson-3
57Ryan Tepera-3
58Matt Wisler-3
59Tyler Matzek-2
60Yimi García+UR
61Luis García-2
62Anthony Bass+2
63Scott Effross+2
64Tyler Duffey+9
65A.J. Puk+10
66Adam Cimber
T8
-5
67Tyler Rogers-5
68Tim Mayza-1
69Brett Martin+UR
70Aaron Loup-7
71Emilio Pagán-2
72Aroldis Chapman-14
73Jonathan Loáisiga+UR
74José Leclerc-3
75Brad Hand-3
76Mychal Givens+4
77Brock Burke+4
78Dennis Santana-18
79Lou Trivino+21
80Steven Okert-6
81Phil Maton+1
82Joe Mantiply-4
83Kyle Finnegan+UR
84Alex Vesia+2
85Domingo Acevedo+3
86Adam Ottavino
T9
-7
87Matt Strahm-21
88Joe Kelly-11
89Jordan Hicks-4
90Trevor Stephan+UR
91Matt Brash+UR
92Dylan Coleman+6
93Hunter Strickland-4
94John Brebbia-10
95Joely Rodríguez-12
96Dominic Leone-9
97Phil Bickford-21
98Wandy Peralta-7
99Caleb Thielbar-4
100Mark Melancon-1

 

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.

4 responses to “Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 7/14”

  1. Casey says:

    Pressly has thrown 8 scoreless innings with a 0.00 WHIP over that span and he drops a spot…. sus

  2. Big Joey says:

    I’m looking to add two SP/RP who can get Holds and give me strong ratios. Giffin Jax is on the best team available but I could also add Matt Moore or Matt Bush. Both those guys play on the Rangers, which I could just pair them together. Will Crowe is available but the Pirates stink and he hasn’t been good recently. McHugh is available but it looks like he’s not getting many Holds opportunities, same story for Reynaldo Lopez, Matt Wisler and Jordan Hicks…not sure which 2 of these pitchers to pick up?
    TLDR, please pick two for Holds:
    Griffin Jax
    Matt Moore
    Matt Bush
    Will Crowe
    Collin McHugh
    Reynaldo Lopez
    Matt Wisler
    Jordan Hicks

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