Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 8/30 Update

Rank Change Pitcher
1
T1
- Kirby Yates
2
- Josh Hader
3
- Aroldis Chapman
4
- Roberto Osuna
5
- Brad Hand
6
+1 Felipe Vazquez
7
+3 Liam Hendriks
8
+5 Emilio Pagan
9
+3 Craig Kimbrel
10
T2
-4 Kenley Jansen
11
- Taylor Rogers
12
-3 Hector Neris
13
+3 Raisel Iglesias
14
-6 Will Smith
15
- Brandon Workman
16
+6 Adam Ottavino
17
+14 Mark Melancon
18
-1 Carlos Martinez
19
+5 Seth Lugo
20
-2 Ian Kennedy
21
T3
+2 Giovanny Gallegos
22
+3 Will Harris
23
-9 Jose Leclerc
24
+2 Zack Britton
25
+3 Archie Bradley
26
+1 Andrew Miller
27
+2 Tommy Kahnle
28
+2 Nick Anderson
29
-9 Alex Colome
30
-11 Hansel Robles
31
-10 Ken Giles
32
+2 Sean Doolittle
33
T4
-1 Pedro Baez
34
+1 Aaron Bummer
35
+1 Tony Watson
36
+1 Matt Barnes
37
+5 Sam Dyson
38
-5 Edwin Diaz
39
+2 Craig Stammen
40
-1 Sergio Romo
41
+2 Amir Garrett
42
-4 Ty Buttrey
43
+3 Keone Kela
44
+1 Colin Poche
45
+6 Michael Lorenzen
46
T5
+1 Shane Greene
47
-7 Daniel Hudson
48
+16 Andres Munoz
49
- Joe Jimenez
50
-2 Yusmeiro Petit
51
+1 Yoan Lopez
52
-2 Cam Bedrosian
53
+36 Matt Magill
54
- Derek Law
55
- Luke Jackson
56
-3 Justin Wilson
57
-13 Pedro Strop
58
-2 John Gant
59
-1 Chris Martin
60
+3 Hunter Strickland
61
+4 Joe Kelly
62
UR Mychal Givens
63
-6 Nick Wittgren
64
-2 Mike Morin
65
+3 Oliver Perez
66
+4 Reyes Moronta
67
UR Sam Tuivailala
68
+24 Rowan Wick
69
T6
+9 Trevor May
70
+7 Nick Goody
71
-12 David Phelps
72
-11 Anthony Swarzak
73
-1 Jake Diekman
74
-3 Chaz Roe
75
-1 Steve Cishek
76
- Joakim Soria
77
+11 Adam Cimber
78
-5 Kyle Ryan
79
+15 Evan Marshall
80
+6 Anthony Bass
81
+10 Jairo Diaz
82
-7 John Brebbia
83
-4 Chad Green
84
-3 Tim Mayza
85
-3 Andrew Chafin
86
-3 Adam Kolarek
87
UR Junior Guerra
88
+8 Sean Newcomb
89
+4 Buck Farmer
90
UR Kevin Ginkel
91
UR Matt Strahm
92
UR Rafael Montero
93
-3 Carlos Estevez
94
+3 Tyler Duffey
95
-8 Jose Alvarez
96
-11 Matt Albers
97
-30 Diego Castillo
98
-14 Trey Wingenter
99
-19 Ryne Stanek
100
-34 Blake Treinen

 

Notes

 

  • We have six new additions this week, which include Mychal Givens, Sam Tuivailala, Junior Guerra, Kevin Ginkel, Matt Strahm, and Rafael Montero. Givens seems to have reclaimed the Orioles closer role with a strong August (13:1 K/BB, seven hits in 10 innings) and makes for an interesting add given the Orioles’ easy schedule in September.
  • Leaving the list are Yoshihisa Hirano, Shawn Kelley, Fernando Rodney, Shawn Armstrong, Jake McGee, and A.J. Puk. Hirano is on the IL with elbow inflammation, and while he could rejoin the team within a week, he isn’t worth hanging on to outside of the deepest of leagues.
  • We had two pitchers this week pick up three or more SV+HLDs: Brad Hand and Archie Bradley. While Bradley has been cruising in the closer’s role the past few weeks, I’m still not overly excited about him as a fantasy asset over the final month of the season. His 7.4% swinging-strike rate since the All-Star break is one of the worst among relievers, while the 15.8% K-BB rate isn’t very enticing either. Not to mention he’s been getting extremely lucky with a .196 BABIP and 93% left-on-base rate, which shows in his 4.81 xFIP. He’s getting the job done for now and the schedule isn’t terrible going forward, but all the signs point to him coming crashing back down to earth soon.
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


Steve

Good stuff Rick. Quick q – 30 team dynasty roto, playoffs switch to H2H (S+Hlds) — need to drop 2 of Magill, Derek Law (SP Elig), or Treinen…. it’s a tough call if Treinen isn’t getting me anything, but it is dynasty…

Rick Graham

In a dynasty format, I think I’d want to wait and see what Treinen brings to the table next season. Magill and Law don’t have the easiest of schedules going forward either and havn’t thrown well lately so they may not be big losses.

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