Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitcher Rankings – 6/29/24 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


  • A full slate of games were played on Friday, no rainouts, no postponements, no problems.
  • Even with all 30 teams in action, we only saw six games with saves.
  • The Cubs placed Keegan Thompson (rib fracture) on the 15-day injured list retroactive to June 27. The timetable to return is unclear. Chicago selected Jorge López from Triple-A Iowa, who was released by the Mets earlier this season, called up Ethan Roberts, and designated Vinny Nittoli for assignment.


Yesterday’s Performances


TBR 3 – WSH 1

HD: Kevin Kelly (6), Jason Adam (13)

SV: Pete Fairbanks (13)

  • Fairbanks threw 22 pitches, walking one batter to bring the tying run to the plate with one out while recording no strikeouts to earn the save.
  • Jason Adam was highly effective, he struck out Lane Thomas on three pitches to open the frame and needed just another six throws to record a ground out and second strikeout. 8 of 9 pitches went for strikes.
  • Kevin Kelly got into some hot water with two outs, allowing a double which scored on a throwing error, then hitting CJ Abrams with a pitch, but he made up for it by picking off Abrams to end the frame.
  • Dylan Floro and Jordan Weems pitched clean (no allowed base runners) 8th and 9th innings, respectively, in the losing effort.


BAL 2 – TEX 1 

HD: Cionel Pérez (9), Jacob Webb (8), Yennier Cano (19)

SV: Craig Kimbrel (18)

  • Yennier Cano had a bad outing, he threw just seven of his 19 pitches for strikes, walking two batters and allowing a hit to load the bases with just one out.
  • Jacob Webb was called upon to get the O’s out of the jam, he was able to get the second out by striking out Jonah Heim but walked in one of the inherited runners before getting an inning-ending groundout.
  • Cionel Pérez was handed the 8th but also was a bit shaky, waking two batters before ending the frame with a strikeout.
  • Craig Kimbrel came in and made it look easy with a clean ninth for the save, striking out the first two batters on foul tips before getting a game-ending groundout.


CWS 5 – COL 3

HD: Tanner Banks (4), John Brebbia (10)

SV: Michael Kopech (7)

  • Tanner Banks struck out three but allowed a solo home run to Michael Toglia.
  • Brebbia and Kopech both pitched one-walk innings for the White Sox without much trouble, gotta love Rockie Road! Both have now pitched in back-to-back days and will likely not be available on Saturday.
  • Anthony Molina handled the 8th and 9th innings, allowing one hit while striking out four White Sox.


NYM 7 – HOU 2

W: Dedniel Núñez (2)

  • Jose Quintana needed 93 pitches to complete four innings against the Astros, which got the bullpen involved early. He did, however, strike out seven ‘Stros to go along with three walks.
  • Nuñez pitched both the top of the 6th and the 7th, in between which the Mets scored four runs to break the 2-2 tie, earning him the win.
  • Jake Diekman and Reed Garrett handled the final frames in the five-run win, earning no counting stats. The Mets clearly took no chances against the potent offense, locking up the series opener for another Grimace-powered win. Ba da ba ba ba!!


MIL 4 – CHC 2

HD: Elvis Peguero (8), Jared Koenig (4)

SV: Trevor Megill (17)

  • Peguero relieved Colin Rea in the middle of the 6th then struggled a bit in the 7th, needing to be pulled after loading the bases with two outs.
  • Koenig got out of the jam on the first pitch, getting Patrick Wisdom to fly out to center. He remained in the game for the 8th inning and struck out the side. Arguably the most effective reliever of the night.
  • Trevor Megill pitched a clean frame on three contact outs – two groundouts and a foul out, to be specific – to get his 17th save.


STL 1 – CIN 0

HD: Ryan Fernandez (7), JoJo Romero (24), Andrew Kittredge (23)

SV: Ryan Helsley (29)

  • Another day, another save for Ryan Helsley. This one wasn’t even close to difficult and the MLB leader threw a clean inning to close out the game.
  • Romero and Kittredge split the 8th inning, with Kittredge throwing just three pitches to record the final out by strikeout.
  • Ryan Fernandez recorded a clean five outs, striking out two across the 6th and 7th innings.


LAA 5 – DET 2

W: Luis Garcia (3)

L: Shelby Miller (6)

SV: Carlos Estévez (16)

  • This game was tied going into the bottom of the 8th, but Shelby Miller allowed two hits before a three-run home run from Logan O’Hoppe went over the wall, giving Garcia, who handled the top of the frame, the win.
  • Carlos Estévez came in and shut down the Tigers with an impressive nine-pitch clean frame. In fact, the Angels bullpen was perfect from the 5th inning on. Matt Moore and Hunter Strickland also contributed to the impressive Halos effort.


SEA 3 – MIN 2 (10)

HD: Jorge Alcala (6)

BS: Griffin Jax (3)

W: Ryne Stanek (5)

L: Cole Sands (1)

  • Bailey Ober threw a great game, striking out nine and departing after the 6th inning with a lead. Jorge Alcala threw a clean 7th frame, but Griffin Jax wasn’t as fortunate; he allowed a walk and a single before recording an out which led to an unearned game-tying run scoring off an error. Still counts as a blown save even though Jax’s ERA doesn’t suffer.
  • Andrés Muñoz worked the top of the 9th for the M’s, and after Wednesday’s bad outing, it was nice to see him throw a clean inning. He only needed eight pitches.
  • Jhoan Duran allowed two hits in the 9th for the Twins, but ultimately sent the game to extras.
  • Ryne Stanek was given the ball in the top of the 10th and was elite, requiring just nine pitches to foil the Twins. They couldn’t even move the ghost runner over, let alone score it.
  • Cole Sands didn’t have the same luck, he allowed a ground out to move the runner over and then another ground out to score the walk-off run, taking the hard-luck loss off the unearned run.


LAA 5 – DET 0

BS: Daniel Hudson (4), Camilo Doval (3)

H: Tyler Rogers (14)

W: Camilo Doval (3)

L: Blake Treinen (2)

  • Leading 2-1 in the 6th inning, Daniel Hudson allowed a two-run home run to Matt Chapman to blow the save and surrender the lead.
  • Logan Webb continued his dominance at home, handing the game over to Tyler Rogers with a 3-2 lead after seven strong innings. Rogers kept the top of the Dodgers order at bay in the 8th with an effective inning against the dangerous Ohtani, Freeman, Smith, and Hernandez quartet to earn one of the more impressive Holds of the night.
  • Camilo Doval entered in the top of the 9th and immediately surrendered a triple to Andy Pages, which was then driven in by a Jason Heyward Sac fly, which blew the save.
  • Lucky for Doval, the Giants were able to walk it off against Treinen, who allowed a walk and a home run without recording an out, giving Doval the win.


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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