Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitcher Rankings – 6/7/24 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


  • It was a busier Thursday than usual with 10 games on the slate.
  • The Reds activated Emilio Pagán from the 15-day injured list, giving a boost to their late innings.
  • Isaiah Campbell was activated by the Red Sox and should return to the middle innings mix.



Yesterday’s Performances


KCR 4 – CLE 3

HD: John Schreiber (14)

SV: James McArthur (12)

  • The Royals bullpen delivered 5.1 scoreless, hitless innings of relief to secure the win in a tight divisional matchup. Sam Long got his first win of the year with his scoreless seventh, while John Schreiber got his 14th hold, continuing his solid season by stringing together back-to-back scoreless appearances after some rough spots as of late. Locking down the ninth was James McArthur for his 12th save of the season. Nothing fancy, just getting the job done.
  • I guess Nick Sandlin isn’t opening for Logan Allen after all? Sandlin took over in the sixth after Tanner Bibee allowed a leadoff single and then a walk. Sandlin then promptly allowed a double when he took over and did manage to get a ground out before a strange fielder’s choice play occurred involving one catcher hurdling another catcher in which every runner was safe. Hunter Gaddis ended up allowing the difference making run in the eighth and was charged with his second loss as a result.


TOR 6 – BAL 5

HD: None

SV: Yimi García (4)

  • Toronto really tried to give this one away to the Orioles didn’t they? After six solid innings from Yusei Kikuchi and a perfect seventh from Nate Pearson, the O’s woke up and managed to get Zach Pop for two runs and then interim closer Yimi García for two runs as well. But, in the end, they fell short and García earned a pretty unearned save.
  • It was the MLB debut of Cade Povich and he managed to make it through 5.1 innings before he was chased, charged with six earned runs when all was said and done. Two of those runs were inherited runners that Dillon Tate let score in the process of finishing out the sixth. After that, Keegan Akin finished the remaining two innings and kept Toronto off the board.


ATL 5 – WSN 2

HD:  Joe Jiménez (13)

SV: Raisel Iglesias (16)

  • Atlanta was living the dream. Six quality innings from their starter, Reynaldo López, and then straight to the heart of their bullpen. Aaron Bummer ended up with the win, Joe Jiménez his 13th hold, and Raisel Iglesias notched his 16th save. All three didn’t allow a run or even a baserunner.
  • Hunter Harvey came on in the eighth in a tie game attempting to log his 19th hold of the season. He was not successful. Harvey allowed three runs, the first time he allowed that many all season. Nothing to see here, it was Atlanta.


SEA 3 – OAK 0

HD: None

SV: Ryne Stanek (4)

  • With Andrés Muñoz sidelined with a bad back, the save chance fell to Ryne Stanek and he delivered the goods with a perfect ninth. Austin Voth and Mike Baumann each threw scoreless, hitless innings ahead of Stanek and each earned their third hold for their trouble.
  • Dany Jiménez seemed like he was either walking or striking out all the batters he faced but it worked out fine in the end for him, throwing a scoreless 1.2 innings. T.J. McFarland pitched the ninth and allowed a run in a non-hold situation.


LAD 11 – PIT 7

HD: None

SV: None

  • There were nine relievers used in this game and nary a hold or save between them. Michael Grove got the win after taking over from Walker Buehler in the fourth. The Dodgers had a sizeable leading going into the eighth, but Evan Phillips got the call since he hadn’t gone in four days, and he did what closers do when it’s not a save situation: he allowed runs. Three of them to be exact. This was Phillips’s second appearance since being activated and since his first appearance went pretty smoothly, I wouldn’t read anything into this for now.
  • Pittsburgh went into a big hole through five with starter Bailey Falter allowing five runs, and then Ben Heller ALSO allowing five runs, albeit in only one inning. The Pirates were never really in the game from there.


ARI 4 – SDP 3

HD: Ryan Thompson (8)

SV: Paul Sewald (7)

  • The bullpen technically put up zero earned runs in this one, deploying four arms across 4.2 innings with Joe Mantiply being the sole member to allow any runs to score, being responsible for two runners he inherited from Slade CecconiAfter Mantiply, things were pretty clean. Fill-in closer Kevin Ginkel earned the win, his fifth of the season, while Ryan Thompson earned his eighth hold of the season to pave the way for Paul Sewald to pitch (and earn his seventh save).
  • For only the second time in 16 appearances, Jeremiah Estrada allowed a run and it ended up being the difference maker, so he was charged with the loss as well. Enyel De Los Santos and Adrian Morejon kept it scoreless after Estrada, but the cow was already out already out of the barn, the cat was out of the bag, the toothpaste was out of the tube, the — it was too late.


BOS 14 – CHW 2

HD: None

SV: None

  • Tanner Houck had a no hitter going for the first five innings before Chicago was able to get a hit, and then a run. Cam Booser took the final two innings and kept the White Sox off the board.
  • 14 losses in a row… oof. Nothing to see here, just a lot of pain.


COL 3 – STL 2

HD:  Matt Carasiti (2), Victor Vodnik (5), Jalen Beeks (3)

SV: Tyler Kinley (3)

  • The closer carousel spins on and on for Colorado and this time it was Tyler Kinley who found himself the beneficiary, earning his third save of the season. Every Colorado reliever earned either a hold or a save in this one. All this being said, you still want nothing to do with this bullpen unless it’s a really deep league and/or you like suffering.
  • St. Louis has had one of best bullpens for fantasy this year, third in both saves and holds mostly on the backs of Ryan Helsley, JoJo Romero, and Andrew Kittredge. None of those guys pitched in this game, but those that did helped lower the team ERA! Matthew LiberatoreJohn King, and Chris Roycroft all did their part in a losing effort.


NYY 8 – MIN 5

HD: Victor González (3), Tommy Kahnle (3)

SV: Clay Holmes (18)

  • The Yankees continue to mash, and their bullpen continues to hold those leads. Luke Weaver earned the win with 1.1 innings of scoreless work as the peanut butter middle of a hold sandwich. That makes Victor González and Tommy Kahnle the bread, both earning their third holds of the season. Clay Holmes continued his dominant season with his 18th save in the ninth.
  • As previously mentioned, the Yankees mash. But the mashing was mostly limited to starter Pablo LópezSince it wasn’t really close, Minnesota deployed some middle arms (Jorge Alcala, Caleb Thielbar, Josh Staumont) who all delivered scoreless innings. Jhoan Duran and Griffin Jax haven’t pitched in four days, so I would expect one or both to appear in today’s game regardless of the score.


CIN 8 – CHC 4

HD: Fernando Cruz (11)

SV: None

  • Nothing sweeter than skyline chili your bullpen allowing zero runs to ensure victory. Fernando Cruz got the nice easy one-out hold, his 11th of the season. Sam Moll threw a scoreless eighth and Alexis Díaz struck out three in a non-save situation in the ninth to get some work in.
  • Kyle Hendricks has a 9.07 ERA. But you know what? He was the only Cubs pitcher who didn’t allow an earned run in this one, so good for him. Wait, hold on… I’m hearing he was actually the only one who wasn’t CHARGED with an earned run in this one. Every single reliever for the Cubs, Hendricks included, allowed at least one inherited run to score. Talk about forgetting to latch the gate when you leave.


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


Josh Mockensturm

Josh is an Ohio Born, North Carolina residing Boston Red Sox fan thanks to his mom (and her love of Wade Boggs). If he's not watching or reading about baseball, he's probably watching a movie, reading a book, or making a dumb spreadsheet about Baseball, movies, or books.

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