Top 100 Relievers To Own In Saves+Holds Leagues: 3/30 Update

Rank Pitcher
1
T1
Kenley Jansen
2
Craig Kimbrel
3
Andrew Miller
4
Aroldis Chapman
5
T2
Roberto Osuna
6
Ken Giles
7
David Robertson
8
Corey Knebel
9
Felipe Vazquez
10
Josh Hader
11
Cody Allen
12
Edwin Diaz
13
Chris Devenski
14
Sean Doolittle
15
Brad Hand
16
Raisel Iglesias
17
Ryan Madson
18
Dellin Betances
19
Wade Davis
20
Archie Bradley
21
Greg Holland
22
Carl Edwards
23
A. J. Minter
24
Hector Neris
25
Brandon Morrow
26
Mychal Givens
27
T3
Jeurys Familia
28
Blake Treinen
29
Chad Green
30
Kirby Yates
31
Alex Colome
32
Anthony Swarzak
33
Arodys Vizcaino
34
Joe Smith
35
Addison Reed
36
Pat Neshek
37
Blake Parker
38
Brad Boxberger
39
Keone Kela
40
Will Harris
41
Dominic Leone
42
Nate Jones
43
T4
Bryan Shaw
44
Hunter Strickland
45
Brad Brach
46
Drew Steckenrider
47
Tommy Kahnle
48
Juan Nicasio
49
Scott Alexander
50
Cam Bedrosian
51
Trevor Hildenberger
52
Tyler Lyons
53
Michael Feliz
54
AJ Ramos
55
Kyle Barraclough
56
Shane Greene
57
Nick Goody
58
Pedro Strop
59
Matt Barnes
60
T5
George Kontos
61
Darren O’Day
62
Fernando Rodney
63
Alex Claudio
64
Jerry Blevins
65
Tony Watson
66
Joakim Soria
67
Ryan Tepera
68
Keynan Middleton
69
David Hernandez
70
Adam Morgan
71
Nick Vincent
72
Pedro Baez
73
Emilio Pagan
74
Ryan Buchter
75
Brett Cecil
76
Chris Rusin
77
Justin Wilson
78
Steve Cishek
79
Jake McGee
80
Jose Ramirez
81
T6
Sergio Romo
82
Yoshihisa Hirano
83
Carson Smith
84
Hector Rondon
85
Andrew Chafin
86
Brad Ziegler
87
Liam Hendriks
88
James Pazos
89
Jose Alvarado
90
Jordan Hicks
91
Joe Kelly
92
Tony Cingrani
93
Brandon Kintzler
94
Daniel Hudson
95
Taylor Rogers
96
Alex Wilson
97
Josh Fields
98
Jake Diekman
99
Sam Dyson
100
Seung-hwan Oh

Following up on our weekly Closers and Holds articles will be our Top 100 RP’s for SV+HD leagues every Friday. Use this list to get a feel for the current reliever market and to gauge value for trades, waiver adds, etc.

Notes

  • Perhaps the biggest piece of news around Major League Baseball yesterday was that of the Cardinals signing Greg Holland to a one year contract. While he will take over the closer’s gig, it likely won’t happen for at least a week or two. He has been throwing and keeping in shape, but the team will probably want him to get some actual game action in the minors first, perhaps going on somewhat of a rehab stint. Dominic Leone is obviously the biggest loser in all of this, but I still think he will be plenty useful in holds leagues. I also wonder how serious Luke Gregerson’s injury is for the Cardinals to all of a sudden rush to make this move.
  • The other big reliever news story of the day was that Mark Melancon indeed will need a DL stint. After signing a 4 year, $62 million contract last offseason, he has continuously struggled to stay on the field and is looking like a shaky fantasy asset moving forward. The biggest beneficiary here is Hunter Strickland, as it sounds like Bruce Bochy is finally going to allow him to close out games. After refusing to in the past, the move says to me that Melancon’s injury may keep him out for a good chunk of the year. Strickland should be added in most formats, but just be aware he may bring with him a high WHIP and poor strikeout numbers.
  • I know Phillies fans are calling for Hector Neris’s head, and there were a bunch of other names on this list who pitched poorly yesterday, but let’s just keep in mind that its the first day of the season and not to make any rash decisions just yet. We have a lot of season left and I’m still high on Neris. This is the time to buy low if you have owners in your league that love to make impulsive roster moves this time of the year.

That being said, you can go ahead and drop Fernando Rodney now…

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


Rick Graham

Whoops. I had him at 44 then went to go change things around to move Strickland up and forgkt to add him back. So consider him and Strickland 44a, 44b.

Rick Graham

The rankings take into account Stricklands temporary promotion, so 44. He really only helps in ERA and potentially saves.

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