Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitcher Rankings – 6/6/24 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


  • Wednesday saw 28 of 30 teams in action, with just the Royals and Guardians postponing due to the weather. Today will have two-thirds of the league in play, with 10 games scattered across the day.
  • Andrés Muñoz, who left Tuesday’s game after a collision at the plate, got an MRI on his back but the results were not available prior to the start of Seattle’s game. After the game, Muñoz indicated they’ve been managing the pain well, no roster move has been made.
  • Red Sox setup man, Chris Martin, was placed on the IL for anxiety. Mental Health Awareness Month just passed and this is something to be applauded. We wish Chris well; the brain is just as important of a part of an athlete’s success as any other, if not more so.
Yesterday’s Performances


BAL 2 – TOR 3

W: Yimi García (2)

L: Craig Kimbrel (2)

  • Tied up in the bottom of the ninth after each team scored two runs in the second inning, Craig Kimbrel was called on by Baltimore to force extras after a quick 1-2-3, two Strikeout inning from Yimi García.
  • It was a sloppy performance from Kimbrel who allowed a lead of single to Justin Turner, then committed an error on a pickoff attempt which allowed the pinch-running Cavan Biggio to move to second, then to third on a productive fly out from Alejandro Kirk. Finally, a walk-off RBI single from Isiah Kiner-Falefa sealed the deal.
  • Recording just his second loss of the season, this is likely one of the lower-end performances from Kimbrel, who had gone 10 straight appearances without an earned run, including no hits allowed in seven of his last eight.


STL 4 – HOU 2

HD: JoJo Romero (19), Andrew Kittredge (17)

SV: Ryan Helsley (20)

  • Notching 20 Saves in 60 games is a feat on its own, but to do so with a 29-31 record is certainly a testament to how strong of a bullpen the Cardinals have this season. Helsley dominated the ninth inning with just eight pitches thrown. First pitch fly out, a four-pitch Strikeout, then a three-pitch Strikeout. The Cardinals’ offense is anemic enough to consistently win three or fewer runs, creating the perfect storm for Helsley and co. to show off their stuff.
  • JoJo Romero picked up his 19th Hold! He’s been great this season behind his slider and sinker which both earn high CSW% ranks. He’s seeing a career-low BABIP and a career-high LOB%, so there could be a bit of regression coming at some point, but with a 0.84 WHIP so far, a bit of bad run is still more than acceptable.
  • Andrew Kittredge continues to also benefit from the scenario, he throws his sinker 51% of the time – which is the right thing to do with your best pitch. His performance looks sustainable based on the predictive metrics.


CIN 12 – COL 7

W: Fernando Cruz (3)

L: Jalen Beeks (3)

HD: Nick Mears (6), Tyler Kinley (4)

  • The Rockies were up 7-6 in the ninth inning, three outs away from a win. Jalen Beeks took over for Tyler Kinley, who let up two runs in the eighth as well… and it only got worse.
  • Beeks hit the first batter, got two outs and was in a good position, but Spencer Steer had other ideas and took the second pitch he saw for a Home Run over the left field wall to give the Reds the lead.
  • Unable to regain composure, Beeks allowed two singles and walked a batter before getting the hook. Unfortunately, Angel Chivilli allowed a Grand Slam on his second pitch to Jonathan India and all the runners came home to score on Beeks’ line.


MIL 0 – PHI 2

SV: José Alvarado (11)

HD: Jeff Hoffman (9)

  • Only a single scoring play in the entire game, a two-run shot from Nick Castellanos. A great day at the ballpark for pitching enthusiasts!
  • For the Brewers: Enoli Paredes, Hoby Milner, and Joel Payamps kept the Phillies off the board almost entirely. Just one Hit allowed between the three of them – but also just one Strikeout.
  • Aaron Nola pitched a gem, he threw 93 pitches for seven innings and was able to hand it to Jeff Hoffman, who recorded the Hold, Hoffman has only allowed one Earned Run since April 10th, posting a 28:5 K:BB ratio in that span.
  • José Alvarado allowed a single to William Contreras, as one does, but struck out all three of the other Brewers he faced to masterfully record the Save, his 11th.


CWS 6 – CHC 7

W: Héctor Neris (6)

L: Michael Kopech (6)

HD: Michael Soroka (1)

BS: Jared Shuster (1), Hayden Wesneski (1)

  • Here we go again… a different night, but the same score and a similar story for the battle of Chicago. The White Sox were up 5-3 after the fifth inning when both starters departed. Michael Soroka picked up a hold for the four outs he recorded but was also responsible for allowing three runs.
  • Soroka pitched a clean sixth but opened up the seventh inning by hitting a batter, walking the next, balking, and then issuing another walk and allowing a run on a wild pitch. He did strike out Seiya Suzuki, which is odd to see him get to face that batter, but I digress. Jared Shuster got credited with the first Blown Save, and was in line for the one-run loss, but didn’t stop there.
  • Hayden Wesneski immediately let the White Sox tie the game again. When I say immediately, I mean it, first pitch Home Run to Paul DeJong. I’m sure the Wrigley fans were thrilled, but it just adds to what was a very entertaining series.
  • Then, finally, in the ninth, Michael Kopech suffered a similar fate as Wesneski, allowing a second-pitch walk-off Home Run to Mike Tauchman. Series over, and a mini two-game sweep for the Cubs. The White Sox have not won a game since May 15th.


STL 5 – HOU 8

SV: Ryan Pressly (1)

W: Tayler Scott (2-2)

HD: Seth Martinez (2), Bryan Abreu (12)

  • The Astros banked seven runs on the Cardinals early and never really looked back, coasting to a three-run win even though a comebacker ended Spencer Arrighetti’s night early.
  • With Josh Hader going two of the last three nights, Houston opted to allow Pressly to get his first Save of the season.
  • The former closer seemed to relish the opportunity and made the most of it, throwing a perfect inning and capping it with a swinging K to end the game. Pressly may have an ERA over five at the moment but his peripherals look decent given a 28.2% K-rate and 31.6% CSW. Should Hader get hurt he’d be a potential add for Saves as Houston heats up.


The Best of the Rest

  • Mason Miller is arguably the best, top five for sure, so only fitting to have him lead off here. Miller entered with a two-run lead in the ninth, but Julio Rodríguez took a middle-up, 102 mph fastball, 400 ft over the center field wall. Pretty crazy one to see but that’s the future of the game, right? Guys who can hit this type of stuff? Julio certainly is one of them but it wasn’t enough for the Mariners after being held hitless through six innings.
  • Pete Fairbanks picked up his eighth Save on 11 pitches as the Rays dispatched their interstate rival Marlins 5-3.
  • The Angels got a clean night from the trio of Adam Cimber, Ben Joyce, and then Matt Moore picking up the Save, his first, as the Halos beat the Padres.

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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