Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitcher Rankings – 4/11/24 Depth Chart

Breakdowns of key bullpen usage from yesterday's slate of games.

Welcome back to the latest edition of our Reliever Ranks series! This will bring you up-to-date bullpen depth charts every morning for the day’s games and makes for an excellent tool for those looking to stream saves or wins. This series runs seven days a week, so check in every morning to get your daily bullpen fix!




Transaction and Schedule Notes


  • The Mets received a much-needed off day with a rainout of Wednesday’s game against Atlanta.
  • To supplement their depleted bullpen, the Mets have called up Tyler Jay, a Top-10 pick in the 2015 MLB Draft by Minnesota. Jay has since pitched everywhere from Triple-A to the independent Frontier League, culminating in his first taste of the big leagues.
  • Tyler Chatwood signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks on a minor league deal, providing upper-level depth. Chatwood last appeared in a big league game in 2021 with San Francisco.


Yesterday’s Performances

CWS 6 – CLE 7 (10)

W: Eli Morgan (1-0)

L: Bryan Shaw (0-1)

  • For the second straight night, neither starter factored in the decision. Both allowed five runs in their cameos, surrendering to the bullpens.
  • Eli Morgan allowed an unearned run in the top of the 10th, putting Chicago up one. Former Cleveland legend Bryan Shaw proceeded to record just one out before Bo Naylor hit a bases-loaded single to send the Cleveland faithful home victorious.


MIL 7 – CIN 2

W: Bryse Wilson (1-0)

  • Bryse Wilson vultured a win in this contest, piggy-backing off Wade Miley, who returned from the IL. Wilson completed three innings after Miley’s four, allowing one run and striking out one. The game was already in hand by the time Wilson emerged from the ‘pen, but a win is a win nonetheless.
  • Jackson Chourio continues his great start, going 1-3, driving in two, scoring twice, and stealing a base. Through 10 games, Chourio has slashed .282/.326/.462 with two home runs and two stolen bases.


SEA 6 – TOR 1 (10)

W: Andrés Muñoz (1-0)

L: Tim Mayza (0-1)

  • What was a quiet 1-1 pitcher’s duel exploded with a five-run effort from Seattle in the top of the 10th. Cal Raleigh delivered the big blow, a two-run homer off Mayza.
  • Mayza was charged with four runs (three earned), recording just one out. Mitch White was called upon to finish the inning, allowing both inherited runners to score, plus another of his own for good measure.
  • Muñoz was electric in his 1.1 innings of work, striking out two to earn the win. Muñoz came in with two outs in the eighth, taking the ball from Logan Gilbert, who allowed one run in 7.2 innings. Muñoz stranded both inherited runners before working a scoreless ninth.


NYY 2 – MIA 5

HD: Andrew Nardi (2), Anthony Bender (3)

SV: Tanner Scott (1)

  • Marcus Stroman was unable to duplicate his home opener, allowing four runs in five innings, the big blow being a three-run homer from Jake Burger.
  • Miami’s offense was solid all night, working six walks off Yankee pitching, and swiping two bags,
  • Andrew Nardi worked a scoreless seventh inning to earn his second hold, striking out one batter.
  • Despite allowing a run, Anthony Bender was credited with his third hold, recording his only out via strikeout.
  • Looking for their second victory of the season, Tanner Scott recorded a five-out save, working around a hit and three walks.


LAD 2 – MIN 3

W: Kody Funderburk (1-0)

L: Alex Vesia (0-1)

HD: Jorge Alcala (1), Brock Stewart (3), Griffin Jax (2)

SV: Steven Okert (1)

  • Neither starter factored into the decision, but the first reliever out of each bullpen did. When Chris Paddack was unable to record the third out of the fifth inning, Kody Funderburk stepped in, vulturing a win with two outs recorded. Alex Vesia recorded just two outs in the fifth inning, but Edouard Julien’s second home run of the day made all the difference.
  • After Jorge Alcala also recorded two outs, both Brock Stewart and Griffin Jax worked strong innings, with Jax striking out the side in the eighth.
  • Steven Okert recorded his first save of his career, working a scoreless ninth with a strikeout


The Best of the Rest…

  • You may not have heard, but a certain stud prospect is on his way from Norfolk to Baltimore tonight. The Tides will miss you, Jackson Holliday
  • Jeff Hoffman’s first save of the season came in Philadelphia’s victory over St. Louis, throwing just seven pitches and surrendering one hit.
  • Kevin Kelly made his 2024 debut, allowing one run in 1.2 innings of work to vulture a win in Tampa Bay’s 4-2 victory over the Angels.
  • Two runs in the top of the ninth allowed Kevin Ginkel to record his second save of the season, working around a hit and two walks. Ginkel struck out two in the effort.
  • Pete Fairbanks worked a dominant ninth inning to record his second save in as many days, striking out three batters in a 4-3 victory.


Bullpen Depth Charts


Also, if you’re looking for a detailed list or ranking of RPs, check out Rick Graham’s weekly pieces:

The Hold Up: Ranking the Top 100 Relievers for Holds Every Thursday

Closing Time: Ranking the Top 30 Closers

Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues


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