Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitcher Rankings – 5/26/24 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


  • All 30 teams were in action on Saturday with 15 games on the schedule. Of those 15 games, 13 (!!!) relievers registered a save, including three pitchers who earned their first save of the season. That might be a one-day record!
  • The Tampa Bay Rays added to their bullpen depth, activating Chris Devenski from the IL. Josh Lowe was placed on the IL in a corresponding move.
  • Jimmy Herget rejoined the Atlanta bullpen after being activated from the IL on Saturday.
  • Drew Smyly is back in Chicago after a stint on the IL while José Cuas was sent back to the minors.


Yesterday’s Performances


DET 2 – TOR 1

HD: None

SV: Tyler Holton (1)

  • Reese Olson and José Berríos engaged in a tight pitcher’s duel in Detroit on Saturday, each pitching into the seventh inning. Jordan Romano pitched a scoreless eighth for the Blue Jays while Alex Faedo and Jason Foley combined for 1.2 scoreless innings, with Foley throwing the eighth inning.
  • Tyler Holton entered the game for the Tigers in the ninth, allowing just one hit in an otherwise clean inning to earn his first career save.


KC 7 – TB 4 (11 inn.)

HD: None

SV: Nick Anderson (1)

  • The Rays and Royals used 12 combined relievers in this one, but it was former Tampa Bay closer Nick Anderson who earned the save for Kansas City.
  • Garrett Cleavinger allowed an earned run in the seventh, and Angel Zerpa let an inherited runner score to take a blown save and tie the game forcing extra innings.
  • Jason Adam, Pete Fairbanks, and Kevin Kelly combined for 2.1 scoreless innings for the Rays while John Schreiber pitched a scoreless eighth and James McArthur blanked the Rays in the ninth and 10th.
  • Anderson tossed a perfect 11th to earn the save and close out his former team.


OAK 3 – HOU 1

HD: Austin Adams (12), Lucas Erceg (8), Scott Alexander (1)

SV: Mason Miller (10)

  • The Oakland Athletics continued to showcase their impressive bullpen arms with another close win over the Houston Astros.
  • JP Sears put together a solid six innings of pitching, allowing just one unearned run. Austin Adams, Lucas Erceg, and Scott Alexander combined for two scoreless innings before turning it over to Mason Miller.
  • In the ninth, Miller rebounded from his previous outing where he looked almost human, and struck out the side to earn his 10th save of the season.


SF 7 – NYM 2 (10 inn.)

HD: Adam Ottavino (9)

SV: None

  • The Mets are a mess. Edwin Diaz is NOT the closer. Officially. But guess who they put out there to throw the ninth inning? Yup. Edwin Diaz.
  • If it wasn’t bad enough to completely send mixed signals and confound your best… well, formerly best… bullpen arm, Diaz blew the save again.
  • He allowed a leadoff single, a stolen base, and an RBI single later in the inning to tie the game and force extra innings.
  • In the 10th, a Mets error led to a five-run inning, all unearned, as the Giants pulled away. Camilo Doval shut down the Mets in the bottom of the frame to close out the game, but with the five-run lead did not earn the save.


Best of the rest…


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.

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