Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitcher Rankings – 6/25/24 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 12 games on Monday. Those teams with scheduled days off included the Yankees, Mets, Rockies, Astros, Twins, and Diamondbacks. These teams will have fresh bullpens going into today.
  • Adam Mazur has been recalled to start for the Padres against the Nationals but has failed to get past the fifth inning in his last three starts. Stephen Kolek is likely the first out of the pen.


  • The Red Sox recalled two relievers from Triple-A, Isaiah Campbell and more notably Josh Winckowski, who performed well earlier in the season after missing out on a spot in the starting rotation. Winckowski is a good bulk reliever who could vulture some wins.
  • On a minor note, the Yankees signed journeyman reliever Chasen Shreve to a minor league deal as they look for options to help their bullpen.


Yesterday’s Performances


CLE 3 – BAL 2

HD: Hunter Gaddis (16), Tim Herrin (9)

SV: Scott Barlow (2)

  • With closer Emmanuel Clase unavailable due to pitching on back-to-back nights, Scott Barlow was promoted to the ninth inning and struck out the side in style to notch his second save of the season. Barlow now possesses a 44:17 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 32 innings this season, with 16 holds to go alongside his two saves. He’s a nice option in SV+H leagues. Hunter Gaddis, who some may have thought would see the opportunity pitched a perfect eighth inning and earned his 16th hold of the season.
  • The Orioles saved their late innings arms but saw Jacob Webb and Keegan Akin both strike out three batters in clean innings.


SEA 3 – TBR 4

W: Phil Maton (1-2)

L: Austin Voth (2-2)

HD: Ryne Stanek (12), Austin Voth (7)

SV: Pete Fairbanks (12)

  • The Mariners had to use six relievers after Bryan Woo left the game after three solid frames. Trent Thornton pitched well in multiple frames before Ryne Stanek showed his value with an impressive seventh inning with Seattle holding a 3-1 lead. However, it all unraveled in the bottom of the eighth as Austin Voth allowed a single, then a walk, and then a ground-rule RBI double to Ben Rortvedt. That brought out Andrés Muñoz to the mound with two men on base. He allowed a walk before Yandy Díaz brought in two runs with a single, charging the Mariners closer with a blown save.
  • Closer Pete Fairbanks struck out two to earn his second save in as many days as the Rays benefited from an offensive explosion in the bottom of the eighth. After being optioned early in the year, Fairbanks bounced back in June with a stellar showing of 7-for-8 in save chances with a 2.31 ERA, a 0.89 WHIP, and an 11:2 strikeout-to-walk ratio.


ATL 3 – STL 4

HD: Ryan Fernandez (6)

SV: Ryan Helsley (27)

  • It was far from convincing as closer Ryan Helsley loaded the bases with two walks and a hit before allowing a run and a sacrifice fly to make it a one-run game after coming in to protect a 4-1 lead. Helsely bounced back to strike out Zack Short and register his 27th save of the year. What a value Helsley has been from a fantasy perspective.


LAD 3 – CWS 0

W: Daniel Hudson (4-1)

L: Steven Wilson (1-5)

HD: Evan Phillips (1), Yohan Ramírez (2)

SV: Alex Vesia (4)

  • Benefitting from a game script that saw regular Dodgers closer Evan Phillips come into the game in the eighth inning to face the heart of Chicago’s lineup, Alex Vesia was employed in the ninth and pitched a clean frame to earn his fourth save of the year. Vesia has really stepped up for the Dodgers and has been rewarded with opportunities. Vesia has 47 strikeouts to go along with a solid 1.26 ERA and 0.81 WHIP. Make no doubt about it, Phillips is the primary closer and will remain so despite this turn of events.
  • Both teams had to pivot to the bullpen early after rain delays with eight relievers being used in the end.


MIA 1 – KCR 4

HD: Chris Stratton (4), John Schreiber (16)

SV: James McArthur (13)

  • Earning his first save since June 6, James McArthur made quick work of the top of the Marlins order, sending them down in order with just 10 pitches required. It was a much-needed fantasy save for the Royals closer, who has been starved of opportunities due to the poor form of his ball club. John Schreiber and Chris Stratton both pitched clean innings after Cole Ragans put up 11 strikeouts.


TEX 3 – MIL 6

W: Elvis Peguero (5-2)

L: Jacob Latz (2-2)

HD: Jared Koenig (3), Joel Payamps (10)

SV: Trevor Megill (16)

  • Despite pinging Josh Smith with a pitch, closer Trevor Megill struck out the dangerous Adolis García and Corey Seager in a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his 16th save of 2024. Megill has been outstanding for the Brewers and has 16 saves in 17 attempts with an impressive 1.85 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and 30:7 strikeout-to-walk ratio through 24 and a third innings of work. Elite stuff.
  • Poor Jacob Latz failed to record an out as he entered the game in the sixth inning with one man on base. Latz walked back-to-back hitters before Rhys Hoskins took him deep for a grand slam to knock him out of the game.


The best of the rest…

  • Kenley Jansen picked up his third win of the season for the Red Sox after pitching a scoreless top of the ninth with the game tied 6-6 before Jarren Duran hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the inning against Zach Pop to win it. The Blue Jays ruined Chris Bassitt’s excellent outing shipping five runs in the final two innings.
  • There were runs a plenty in this entertaining battle between Oneil Cruz and Elly De La Cruz, who both hit homers as the Reds overcame the Pirates 11-5. The Reds settled on using their middle relievers with Fernando Cruz getting some work too.
  • Aaron Nola pitched a gem which meant only two innings of relief were required, saving the high-leverage arms for the Phillies. The Tigers on the other hand had to eat up some innings after Casey Mize struggled through four and a third innings in which he gave up four runs on nine hits to go with 10 strikeouts.
  • The Padres won this in extra innings after a seven-run 10th inning with the Nationals scoring three in the top of the inning off Enyel De Los Santos before Jurickson Profar came through with a two-run double in the bottom of the inning after Hunter Harvey had loaded the bases with two walks and a hit.
  • Drew Smyly walked in the winning run for the Giants after Colten Brewer had got into trouble early in the ninth protecting a two-run lead. Brewer allowed a double and a single before giving up a run to a sacrifice fly. Smyly was brought in to clear up the mess but allowed a single, an intentional walk, and then an unintentional walk with the bases loaded in a tied game in the bottom of the inning. Yikes!
  • Ben Joyce and Hans Crouse pitched clean frames to protect the Angels’ 5-1 lead through the last two innings against the Athletics. Aaron Brooks pitched five innings of relief for the A’s after Luis Medina went just three innings.


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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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

One response to “Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitcher Rankings – 6/25/24 Depth Chart”

  1. Babbo B says:

    Just for the record, Fairbanks had a four-day rehab assignment in early May following his IL stint but has not been “optioned” for performance reasons like your item suggests.

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