Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitcher Rankings – 6/11/24 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!




Transactions and Schedule


  • There were just seven games on a quiet Monday across MLB as schedules shake up for new series matchups tomorrow. Teams involved were the Athletics, Padres, Orioles, Rays, Twins, Rockies, Yankees, Royals, Blue Jays, Brewers, White Sox, Mariners, Astros and Giants.


  • There was only one reliever transaction of note yesterday with the Royals optioning Will Klein to Triple-A and calling up Dan Altavilla. It is a low leverage transaction and should not impact fantasy outputs right now.


Yesterday’s Performances


BAL 5 – TBR 2

HD: Yennier Cano (16)

SV: Craig Kimbrel (15)

  • Despite a lead-off walk to Amed Rosario, Craig Kimbrel breezed through the rest of the frame, striking out Jose Siri and Ritchie Palacios to earn his 15th save of the season. The Orioles improve to 43-22 and keep the heat on the Yankees in the AL East. Yennier Cano also struck out two in the eighth inning as Baltimore showed solid support behind another excellent Corbin Burnes outing.


TOR 1 – MIL 3

HD: Joel Payamps (8)

SV: Trevor Megill (10)

  • Consolidating his role as the go-to closer while Devin Williams remains sidelines, Trevor Megill pitched a scoreless ninth frame to earn his 10th save of the season. Megill now has four straight scoreless games and boasts a nice 10-for-11 record in save opportunities. He boasts a 2.00 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and an elite 24:4 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He is making the case for a long-term role as a primary closer.


NYY 4 – KCR 2

HD: Ian Hamilton (8)

SV: Michael Tonkin (1)

  • Well, this was a surprise of sorts, with 34-year-old veteran Michael Tonkin notching his first save of the season for the Yankees, and only his second-ever career save. With Clay Holmes pitching in three of the last four games over the weekend, Aaron Boone turned to the journeyman reliever for the ninth inning with Ian Hamilton performing admirably in a setup role once again. Tonkin has an impressive 30:11 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 29 and a third innings this season, split between three clubs of course. Expect this to be a one-off appearance.


HOU 3 – SFG 4 (F/10)

W: Randy Rodríguez (2-1)

L: Rafael Montero (1-2)

  • Randy Rodríguez picked up his second win of the season in extra innings after recording just one out in the 10th inning. Erik Miller allowed the zombie runner to score and allowed another run on three hits before Rodriguez was called upon to get Jeremy Peña out to end the inning, which he did with a ground ball. Rafael Montero then had a meltdown in the bottom of the inning. Camilo Doval pitched a clean ninth inning.
  • Montero allowed three straight singles to allow the Giants to tie the game at 3-3 before his only out, a force out of Heliot Ramos at home plate. The very next batter, Austin Slater fired a line drive that bounced back off the top of the wall to walk it off and finish up a miserable outing for Montero. Josh Hader had previously pitched a scoreless frame after two clean innings from Taylor Scott.


CWS 4 – SEA 8

W: Ryne Stanek (4-0)

L: Jordan Leasure (0-2)

  • After seven effective innings from Erick Fedde, the White Sox bullpen imploded in spectacular fashion as Michael Kopech and then Jordan Leasure each gave up multiple runs in the eighth and ninth inning respectively to throw the game away. Kopech gave up three runs on four hits including a walk and a hit by pitch as his command deserted him and he failed to finish the eighth. Leasure got the final out of the eighth and came back out for the ninth with the game tied. Back-to-back one-out walks and a single from Julio Rodríguez loaded the bases before Leasure served up a 97 mph heater down the middle of the plate that Cal Raleigh launched into the stands for a walk-off grand slam.


COL 0 – MIN 5

HD: Griffin Jax (12), Steven Okert (4)

  • The Twins scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning after Griffin Jax struck out the side in the top of the inning to pick up his 12th hold of the season. The three runs no longer made it a save situation so Diego Castillo pitched a perfect frame to see this one out for the Twins. A two-run homer from Royce Lewis off Nick Mears did the damage and put this game to bed for Minnesota.


OAK 1 – SDP 6

HD: Adrian Morejon (2), Jeremiah Estrada (5)

  • Much like the Twins, the Padres struck three runs late in this game to make it more comfortable than it was. Sean Newcomb was left in a little too long and San Diego pounced on him after he gave up two walks and a hit-by-pitch. Jeremiah Estrada picked up the last out in the seventh to be credited with another hold. Enyel De Los Santos and Robert Suarez were both used despite a non-save situation, the latter striking out the side in the ninth. Elite!


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

Benjamin Haller

A Yorkshireman living in Australia, loving Major League Baseball from afar. As I wait for my A's to build their new stadium, I spend my time coaching soccer, writing for, and over-analyzing relief pitcher scoring in fantasy baseball. Follow me @benjaminhaller1 for thousands of retweets

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