Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitcher Rankings – 4/13/24 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


  • Saturday’s slate featured a pair of doubleheaders as the Guardians and Yankees played two and the Twins swept a pair from the Tigers for a total of 17 games on the day.
  • The Yankees recalled Ron Marinaccio from Triple-A, a solid bullpen arm from last year, and added Cody Poteet as the 27th man for their doubleheader. If Marinaccio pitches well, he might stick again this season. Marinaccio went 4-5 with a pair of saves in 45 appearances in 2023.
  • The Angels sent free agent acquisition Robert Stephenson out for his first minor league rehab assignment, so they may be getting bullpen reinforcements in the near future.
  • The Orioles acquired Yohan Ramírez from the Mets and immediately activated him, sending Jonathan Heasley (who had just gotten shelled by the Brewers) to the minors in a corresponding move.


Yesterday’s Performances

NYY 3 – CLE 2 (Game 1)

HD: Caleb Ferguson (3), Ian Hamilton (4)

SV: Clay Holmes (6)

  • Clarke Schmidt went five strong innings but gave up two runs and the lead in the sixth before he turned it over to the bullpen. Ferguson, Hamilton, and Holmes combined for four scoreless innings of relief.
  • Nick Sandlin gave up a go-ahead two-run home run but the Guardians kept it close as Eli Morgan, Tim Herrin, and Peter Strzelecki combined for 3.1 scoreless innings of relief as well.


MIN 11 – DET 5 (Game 1)

HD: Tyler Holton

  • Joe Ryan went six strong innings, including 12 strikeouts but left with his team trailing, 3-2. Steven Okert pitched a scoreless seventh and Griffin Jax was used in the eighth while Brock Stewart pitched the ninth. Jorge Alcala earned the win in extra innings as the Twins pulled away.
  • Shelby Miller allowed his first earned run of the season as the Twins tied the game on a Ryan Jeffers solo shot in the eighth inning. Alex Lange took the tough-luck loss as Zack McKinstry made a costly error that led to five unearned runs. McKinstry then was forced to the mound (as punishment?) and gave up a three-run shot to Matt Wallner to seal the game.


KC 11 – NYM 7

  • The Royals jumped out to another massive early-game lead to prevent any of their relievers from earning holds. Nick Anderson worked a scoreless seventh while John Schreiber cleaned up a mess created by Matt Sauer in the eighth and James McArthur protected a four-run lead with a scoreless ninth.
  • Sean Manaea got rocked for eight earned runs as the Mets fell again. Tyler Jay tossed two scoreless innings of relief, the highlight of the Mets’ pitching on Saturday.


CIN 5 – CWS 0


TOR 5 – COL 3

HD: Tim Mayza (1), Chad Green (1)

SV:  Yimi García (1)

  • After giving Green each of the last two save opportunities and having him convert, the Blue Jays threw Green in the eighth and called upon Yimi García for the ninth. Both pitchers were flawless and Garcia struck out the side in the ninth to earn his first save of the year.
  • With Erik Swanson and Jordan Romano both out for rehab assignments, the roles in this bullpen could be in flux soon. Pay attention to how the Blue Jays handle late-inning leads in the coming weeks.


MIL 11 – BAL 5

HD: Bryan Hudson (2), JB Bukauskas (2), Hoby Milner (2)

  • Dean Kremer and DL Hall both struggled as the two offenses flexed their respective muscles, combining for 13 runs (11 earned) on the two starting pitchers.
  • Hudson, Bukauskas, and Milner earned holds and Joel Payamps was ready to earn the save before the Brewers posted three more runs in the eighth inning to wipe the stat away.


PHI 4, PIT 3 

  • Have a week, Jeff Hoffman! The Phillies’ new ninth-inning man shut down the side in the top of the ninth and earned the win as the Fightin Phils walked it off in the bottom of the frame. That’s two wins and a save in three appearances this week.
  • Aroldis Chapman entered in the seventh and gave up two walks and an RBI single to relinquish the lead. Colin Holderman and Hunter Stratton pitched through a scoreless 1.2 innings combined before Jose Hernandez entered for the ninth. Hernandez allowed a leadoff single and a walk putting two on with no outs. He struck out Bryce Harper before being lifted for Roansy Contreras. Nick Castellanos drove Contreras’ first pitch to center for a walk-off RBI single, hanging Hernandez with the loss.


HOU 9, TEX 2 

  • After a fantastic start to the season, Jose Urena got touched up for five runs as the Astros put on a hit parade in the seventh inning.
  • Bryan Abreu earned the win out of the bullpen after pitching a scoreless seventh. Rafael Montero and newly recalled Shawn Dubin silenced the Rangers in the eighth and ninth respectively to close out the contest.


WAS 3, OAK 1 

HD: Derek Law (1), Robert Garcia (2), Jordan Weems (3), Hunter Harvey (5)

SV: Kyle Finnegan (5)

  • Finnegan just keeps doing his thing and getting saves. The Washington closer worked a scoreless ninth while Harvey rung up a pair of strikeouts in a scoreless eighth.


MIN 4 – DET 1 (Game 2)

HD: Kody Funderburk (1)

SV: Cole Sands (1)

  • After using Jax and Stewart to help win game one, the Twins turned to Cole Sands for a seven-out save in game two. Sands worked 2.1 perfect innings, including three strikeouts to earn his first save.
  • Joey Wentz worked 2.1 scoreless innings for the Tigers to keep this one close after Matt Manning put up another decent start (5.2 IP, 4 ER, 7 K).


ARZ 4 – STL 1 

HD: Kyle Nelson (2), Ryan Thompson (3)

SV: Kevin Ginkel (3)


LAD 5 – SDP 2 

HD: Michael Grove (2), Daniel Hudson (4)

SV: Evan Phillips (5)

  • Gavin Stone went 6.2 innings before turning it over to the Dodgers’ bullpen. Michael Grove worked out of a seventh-inning jam with a strikeout before Hudson struck out the side in the eighth and Phillips allowed two hits but closed it out in the ninth for a slightly dicey save.
  • Adrian Morejon made his season debut with 1.2 innings pitched and just one unearned run while Jhony Brito pitched the eighth to record his second scoreless outing in a row.


CHC 4 – SEA 1 

HD: Mark Leiter Jr. (1), Yency Almonte (2), Héctor Neris (2)

SV: Adbert Alzolay (2)

  • Shota Imanaga finished two outs short of another quality start, going 5.1 shutout innings before turning it over to the Cubs’ bullpen. Leiter Jr. pitched 1.1 scoreless and has now twirled eight innings without allowing a run this season. Almonte struck out two of the three batters he faced while Neris got the final out in the eighth. Alzolay allowed one hit but pulled through a relatively clean ninth for his second save of the year.
  • Emerson Hancock posted a quality start, allowing just two earned runs over six innings pitched, but took the loss. Tyson Miller and Austin Voth each allowed a run in the late innings as the Cubs tacked on insurance.


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

Brett Ford

Born and raised in #Birdland. Some days you win, Some days you lose, Some days it rains.

4 responses to “Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitcher Rankings – 4/13/24 Depth Chart”

  1. Giuseppe says:

    Why is Hunter Gaddis not listed as a Holds Option. He already has 3, second to only Barlow on the Guardians

  2. Rich Capen says:

    H Harvey pitched Apr 12 and 13.

  3. Babbo B says:

    Stephenson was pulled from his rehab appearance with an injury, no word yet on severity.

  4. Giuseppe says:

    Answer me, you coward

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