Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 9/18

Rick Graham updates his top 100 relief pitchers for SV+HD leagues.

Jeremy Jeffress continues to impress as the Cubs closer, as the veteran reliever who signed a one year, $850k deal this offseason has outpitched everyone in that bullpen to date (including $45 million dollar Craig Kimbrel). So how legitimate is his 1.77 ERA and .93 WHIP? Not very at all, but at this point in the year, does it really matter? Out of 177 qualified relievers this season, Jeffress ranks 161st in K-BB rate, 151st in SIERA, and 154th in SwStr rate. While this was a nice season for Jeffress, I wouldn’t be buying into a repeat performance in 2021.

 

Notes

 

  • Héctor Neris has taken back the closer role in Philadelphia as Brandon Workman continues to implode. Workman is droppable in all formats while Neris could be a difference-maker for the last week of the season. Since the Phillies traded for Workman, Neris has allowed just 2 ER over his last 11 innings pitched.
  • With Ken Giles back on the IL, it appears as if Rafael Dolis will be the Blue Jays closer the rest of the way. Dolis has been great this season despite a high walk rate, and could help anyone in need of saves down the stretch. Keep in mind though, they have 4 games against the red hot Yankees next week.

 

  • With Giovanny Gallegos and John Gant down, and Ryan Helsley struggling mightily, Andrew Miller has become the de facto closer in St. Louis, a role that figures to have plenty of opportunities over the last 10 days of the season. The Cardinals have 12 games in those 10 days, all against non-playoff teams (Pirates, Royals, Brewers).
  • A pair of Red Sox relievers led the week in SV+HLD, as Matt Barnes earned 3 saves while Ryan Brasier picked up 3 holds. While it’s nice to see the Red Sox bullpen finally put together a nice string of games, the schedule going forward isn’t quite appealing as they get the Yankees, Orioles, and Braves to end the year.

 

 

RankPitcherChange
1Liam HendriksT1-
2Devin Williams-
3Nick Anderson+1
4Drew Pomeranz+1
5Aroldis Chapman
T2
+4
6Kenley Jansen-
7Josh Hader-4
8Tyler Duffey-1
9Edwin Diaz+3
10Ryan Pressly+1
11Diego Castillo
T3
+4
12Brad Hand+1
13Mark Melancon+5
14Alex Colome+5
15Trevor Rosenthal+2
16Raisel Iglesias+13
17Rafael Montero+5
18Sergio Romo+7
19Blake Treinen+7
20Amir Garrett-6
21Jake Diekman+10
22Archie Bradley+21
23James Karinchak
T4
-15
24Taylor Rogers-8
25Jeremy Jeffress+12
26Daniel Bard+9
27Tony Watson+5
28Hector Neris+36
29Matt Barnes+7
30Scott Barlow-10
31Zack Britton-10
32Jonathan Hernandez-9
33Evan Marshall-6
34Ryan Brasier+26
35Rowan Wick+7
36Chad Green
T5
-3
37Chris Martin+3
38Shane Greene+1
39Greg Holland+37
40Daniel Hudson-6
41Andrew Miller+15
42Will Smith+4
43Joakim Soria-15
44Will Harris+3
45Josh Staumont+7
46Rafael Dolis+15
47Yimi Garcia+34
48Jesse Hahn+49
49Matt Andriese+UR
50Brandon Kintzler+7
51Yoshihisa Hirano
T6
+UR
52Richard Rodriguez-7
53Stefan Crichton+UR
54Nick Wittgren-24
55Justin Wilson-6
56Bryan Garcia+13
57Gregory Soto-6
58Emilio Pagan-5
59Pedro Baez-
60Wander Suero+26
61Ty Buttrey-17
62Yusmeiro Petit-12
63JoJo Romero+UR
64Lucas Sims-6
65Peter Fairbanks+10
66Trevor May+6
67Tyler Clippard-5
68Kyle McGowin+UR
69Tommy Hunter+8
70Mike Mayers+UR
71Freddy Peralta
T7
-5
72Phil Maton+2
73Tyler Webb+UR
74Anthony Bass-20
75Felix Pena-2
76Codi Heuer+11
77Craig Kimbrel+22
78Adam Ottavino-15
79David Phelps-31
80Mychal Givens-10
81A. J. Cole-1
82Ryan Helsley-3
83Yohan Ramirez+6
84Buck Farmer-2
85Carlos Estevez-7
86Alex Reyes+UR
87Hector Rondon+UR
88Miguel Castro+UR
89Tyler Rogers-21
90Matt Wisler+UR
91Brusdar Graterol-7
92Hunter Harvey-7
93Tanner Scott-5
94Cesar Valdez+1
95Jake McGee-12
96T. J. McFarland-5
97Enoli Paredes+UR
98Oliver Drake-31
99Jarlin Garcia-9
100Brooks Raley+UR

 

Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire | Adapted by Justin Paradis (@freshmeatcomm on Twitter)

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.

One response to “Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 9/18”

  1. Avatar Frankie says:

    2020 has been particularly hard on the SV+HD guys. I drafted Pressly, Lugo, Pomeranz, Puk, N Anderson and thought I WAS SET!! Not so much.

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