Top 100 Relievers to Own in Save+Hold Leagues: 5/25 Update

Rank Change Pitcher Previous Best Worst
1
T1
- Josh Hader 1 1 10
2
- Aroldis Chapman 2 2 5
3
- Craig Kimbrel 3 2 4
4
- Kenley Jansen 4 1 5
5
- Edwin Diaz 5 2 12
6
T2
- Sean Doolittle 6 6 15
7
+7 Adam Ottavino 14 7 56
8
- Corey Knebel 8 8 10
9
-2 Andrew Miller 7 3 9
10
- Brad Hand 10 10 27
11
+2 Wade Davis 13 11 19
12
+8 Blake Treinen 20 12 32
13
+2 Cody Allen 15 7 17
14
-3 Felipe Vazquez 11 7 14
15
+4 Jeurys Familia 19 15 27
16
+5 Brandon Morrow 21 16 26
17
T3
-1 Ken Giles 16 6 27
18
+6 Bud Norris 24 18 88
19
+3 Kelvin Herrera 22 19 30
20
-11 Archie Bradley 9 8 20
21
-9 Carl Edwards 12 9 23
22
+4 Brad Boxberger 26 22 38
23
+12 Hunter Strickland 35 23 60
24
-7 Chris Devenski 17 10 24
25
-7 David Robertson 18 7 25
26
+1 Kirby Yates 27 26 41
27
+2 Dan Winkler 29 27 99
28
+45 Blake Parker 73 28 76
29
+2 Addison Reed 31 24 38
30
+2 Chad Green 32 24 40
31
-1 Alex Colome 30 30 63
32
T4
+2 Kyle Barraclough 34 32 55
33
+4 Arodys Vizcaino 37 26 43
34
-1 Brad Peacock 33 12 39
35
+7 Jeremy Jeffress 42 35 98
36
+25 Seranthony Dominguez 61 36 61
37
-1 Keone Kela 36 31 46
38
-10 Jose Alvarado 28 23 89
39
-1 A. J. Minter 38 20 39
40
-1 Mychal Givens 39 23 58
41
+7 Joe Jimenez 48 41 94
42
+22 Robert Gsellman 64 42 64
43
+4 Ryan Tepera 47 42 67
44
-1 Yoshihisa Hirano 43 35 82
45
+4 Will Harris 49 40 61
46
+5 Tony Watson 51 38 65
47
+8 Josh Fields 55 45 97
48
+4 Michael Feliz 52 48 77
49
+4 Joe Kelly 53 49 91
50
T5
+12 Fernando Rodney 62 50 91
51
+5 Juan Nicasio 56 28 56
52
-2 Dellin Betances 50 18 54
53
-7 Pedro Strop 46 46 69
54
-14 Shane Greene 40 40 60
55
+11 Nate Jones 66 28 73
56
+4 Amir Garrett 60 56 95
57
-12 Drew Steckenrider 45 35 57
58
+1 Matt Barnes 59 43 77
59
-2 Brandon Kintzler 57 51 97
60
+40 Jace Fry 100 60 100
61
-20 Hector Neris 41 22 61
62
+1 Trevor Hildenberger 63 51 77
63
+2 Jared Hughes 65 63 93
64
+5 Nick Vincent 69 64 84
65
+2 Luis Garcia 67 65 92
66
+10 Steve Cishek 76 66 83
67
+24 Craig Stammen 91 67 100
68
T6
-10 Tommy Hunter 58 55 68
69
+3 Shane Carle 72 69 89
70
- Andrew Chafin 70 62 89
71
- Brad Brach 71 41 95
72
+6 Pedro Baez 78 41 78
73
+21 Jordan Hicks 94 61 94
74
+UR Tony Cingrani UR 33 96
75
-7 Justin Anderson 68 68 92
76
+14 James Pazos 90 76 90
77
-23 Edubray Ramos 54 54 91
78
+9 Bruce Rondon 87 78 87
79
+18 Lou Trivino 97 79 97
80
+UR Brad Keller UR 80 80
81
+5 Adam Morgan 86 70 88
82
-38 Tyler Clippard 44 44 82
83
-2 Chaz Roe 81 72 95
84
-4 Zach Duke 80 78 94
85
-2 Alex Claudio 83 62 91
86
+6 Matt Albers 92 61 92
87
+1 Dan Jennings 88 79 88
88
T7
-6 George Kontos 82 46 88
89
-14 Jake McGee 75 52 89
90
-16 AJ Ramos 74 31 90
91
-7 Tayron Guerrero 84 84 91
92
+4 Sammy Solis 96 92 99
93
+UR Richard Rodriguez UR 93 93
94
-5 Bryan Shaw 89 43 97
95
+3 Richard Bleier 98 87 98
96
-19 Joakim Soria 77 60 96
97
+UR Hector Rondon UR 80 97
98
+UR Cory Gearrin UR 92 98
99
+UR David Hernandez UR 69 99
100
+UR Yusmeiro Petit UR 93 100

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. Keep in mind, holds are much more volatile and harder to predict. We’ve only seen one season from a pitcher with more than 30 holds since 2016, while 26 closers have gone over 30 saves in that same timeframe.

NOTES

  • It’s interesting to see Amir Garrett come back out for the 9th in a save situation, after working the 8th yesterday. Now it didn’t end well (allowed a 2 run HR before being replaced by Jared Hughes) but it’s worth noting that the Red’s were going with him for the two inning save. Hughes probably gets the next save chance, if one arise prior to Rasiel Iglesias returning from the DL, which should happen sometime next week.
  • Kenley Jansen was the only reliever to have 4 SV+HD’s this week (obviously all saves) while another 10 relievers had 3. Jansen keeps getting closer to his dominant self now, this week striking out 5 over 4 innings and allowing just two baserunners. It would be nice to see that K rate increase but for now, his owners can’t complain.
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


Frankie

Interesting that Kela is higher than Strickland in the Saves article, yet Strickland is much higher than Kela here. I don’t expect Strickland’s SV+HD value to change much if at all when Melancon comes back, and it’s slightly lower than Kela atm.

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