Top 100 Relievers to Own in Save+Hold Leagues: 6/1 Update

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

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

  • Felipe Vazquez melted down in epic fashion again last night, not even recording an out before allowing 5 (4 earned) runs. His velocity looked fine and he only issued one walk, but it’s obviously concerning that he continues to mix in these terrible outings which have raised his ERA to 4.84. There isn’t a clear cut line of  succession in place here if Vazquez were to land on the DL or lose his job outright, but Kyle Crick has been working in front of him recently and does have a cool 1.93 ERA.
  • We had a bunch if names leave the list this week. Adam Ottavino, Andrew Miller, Carl Edwards and Nick Vincent all were removed due to recent injuries that landed them on the DL. Brad Keller left the list due to his insertion into the Royal rotation.
  • Sean Doolittle was the lone reliever to have 4 SV+HD’s this week, while 10 others had 3.
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


Joe

What are the chances Seranthony takes the closer job soon? Or do you think Kaylee will not let that happen since he tends towards a committee?

Rick Graham

Probably a committee as long as the two are pitching well, but if Neris bombs hos next chance, things could escalate quickly.

Scott

Is betances droppable in 10 team s+h, league. He is getting the K’s and is pitching better but he has 3 holds all year. That blows my mind. Lots of other good relievers available. Thanks

Play Ball

Hey Rick.
I traded Treinen for Jansen. Treinen has been awesome this year, but with Jansen throwing much better – average velo on cutter back to normal for him – I thought it best to take the known quantity in case Treinen turns into a pumpkin. Good move?

Jake Matier

Is Nicasio still relevant in a S/H league after SEA acquired Colome? Colome has appeared for a S or H in each of his first three appearances. Trying to add one more RP to the roster. Top available include Will Harris, Nisasio & Minter. Planning to drop Brach

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