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

Top 100 RP rankings for Saves + Holds leagues in 2022

Pete Fairbanks has been electric since the All-Star break, leading all relievers in xFIP/SIERA (1.43/1.21) and K-BB% (38.7%) while adding 11 SV+HLD’s. Fairbanks has been able to add 2 MPH to his fastball this season, while also upping his spin rates, resulting in more whiffs and more pitches being chased out of the zone. The Rays bullpen as always remains a mystery as to who pitchers will be used, but Fairbanks is clearly one of Kevin Cash’s most trusted arms and should remain a steady SV+HLD option as long as he can remain healthy.

 

Notes

 

  • Kenley Jansen has been having some mechanical issues since the All-Star break, leading to a 5.56 xFIP (good for 175th out of 182 qualified relievers) over his last 17 outings, yet neither the team nor player see reason for concern just yet. That said, I do have some concerns as mechanical problems aren’t always solved overnight (see Josh Hader as well).

 

  • Jorge López struggled last night in the eighth inning of what eventually wound up being a save for Michael Fulmer as the Twins were able to hold on and beat the Yankees. Since coming to Minnesota, López has a pedestrian 11/7 K/BB rate over 13.1 IP while allowing 14 hits and 5 ER. Don’t be surprised if we see López’s role change down the stretch.

 

  • Daniel Bard has been solid since August (although 10 hits allowed and a 10/5 K/BB ratio over 11.2 IP isn’t exactly ideal), but the upcoming schedule which features mostly home games (despite him pitching well at home, it’s still Coors), and a five game road trip against the Dodgers to end the season have me mostly out on Bard, at least after next week (which is only a five game week for him anyway).

 

  • Pete Fairbanks, Jordan Romano and Taylor Rogers each had 3 SV+HLD’s this past week to lead all relievers. Despite Rogers making this list, he did allow four hits and four earned runs over those three appearances, although he did pick up a save while striking out the side in order yesterday. The team still trusts him behind Devin Williams, and the strikeouts are there so the upside remains.

 

Rank Pitcher Change
1Edwin DíazT1-
2Devin Williams+1
3Liam Hendriks-1
4Emmanuel Clase-
5Félix Bautista-
6Jordan Romano
T2
-
7Ryan Helsley+1
8Paul Sewald+1
9Raisel Iglesias+1
10Clay Holmes+4
11Andrés Muñoz-
12Jhoan Duran+1
13Josh Hader+2
14Giovanny Gallegos-2
15Evan Phillips+2
16Pete Fairbanks+15
17Jason Adam-1
18Alexis Díaz-
19Brooks Raley+1
20Kenley Jansen-13
21Camilo Doval
T3
+2
22Scott Barlow-3
23Héctor Neris+9
24A.J. Minter+4
25Kendall Graveman+2
26Trevor Stephan+3
27Erik Swanson+3
28Garrett Whitlock-6
29John Schreiber+7
30James Karinchak+7
31Rafael Montero+9
32Jorge López-11
33Craig Kimbrel+2
34Blake Treinen-
35Daniel Bard-9
36Adam Ottavino+8
37Brandon Hughes-12
38A.J. Puk+9
39Jimmy Herget+9
40David Robertson-16
41Diego Castillo
T4
-8
42Joe Jiménez-3
43Griffin Jax-
44Andrew Chafin-3
45Michael Fulmer-7
46Nick Martinez-1
47José Leclerc+4
48Anthony Bass+2
49Alex Lange-3
50Taylor Rogers-8
51José Alvarado+29
52Jonathan Loáisiga+14
53Jordan Hicks+20
54Bryan Abreu+36
55Matt Bush+24
56Colin Poche+15
57Gregory Soto-3
58Joe Mantiply-2
59Carl Edwards Jr.-2
60Robert Suarez-
61Seth Lugo
T5
-9
62Collin McHugh+2
63Matt Brash+11
64Luis García-11
65Ryne Stanek+2
66Trevor May-5
67Tanner Scott-9
68Will Smith-
69Wil Crowe-4
70Kyle Finnegan-8
71Aaron Bummer+UR
72Yimi García-9
73Steven Okert-18
74Brock Burke-2
75Ian Kennedy-5
76Brad Boxberger-27
77Eli Morgan-1
78Jonathan Hernández-9
79Kirby Yates-2
80Cionel Pérez+2
81Tyler Matzek
T6
-3
82Brad Hand-7
83José Quijada-2
84Alex Vesia-1
85Dylan Coleman-1
86Caleb Thielbar-1
87Matt Moore-1
88Ryan Tepera-1
89Hunter Harvey+9
90Adam Cimber+1
91Aaron Loup+1
92Emilio Pagán-4
93Mychal Givens+2
94Dillon Tate+3
95Tim Mayza+UR
96Carlos Estévez-
97John Brebbia-8
98Phil Maton+1
99Reynaldo López+UR
100Matt Barnes-6

 

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.

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