Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitcher Rankings – 6/9/24 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!




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Saturday’s slate saw all 30 teams in action across the MLB, including the Phillies and Mets who played the first of two games in London, England. Across all 15 games, only five saves were recorded, including two pitchers earning their first save of the season. Pitchers had a rough day overall, with 13 teams scoring at least five runs, including the Padres who scored 13 earned runs against the Diamondbacks pitching staff.


Yesterday’s Performances


SF 3 – TEX 1

HD: Ryan Walker (12), Tyler Rogers (11)

SV: Camilo Doval (11)

  • Spencer Howard was serviceable as a starter for the Giants, throwing 4.2 innings and allowing just one run on three hits.
  • Erik Miller finished the fifth and got two outs in the sixth to register the win while Ryan Walker and Tyler Rogers combined for 2.1 innings of scoreless relief to get to Doval in the ninth.
  • Doval worked around a hit and a walk, throwing 22 pitches, but got the save as the Giants closed out the Rangers, 3-1.
  • The Rangers used Jon Gray in relief in his first appearance back from the injured list. Gray tossed 2.1 innings (37 pitches) and recorded four strikeouts, allowing just two baserunners on a walk and a hit.


CIN 4 – CHC 3

HD: Emilio Pagán (3), Sam Moll (4), Fernando Cruz (12), Lucas Sims (9)

SV: Justin Wilson (1)

  • With Alexis Díaz unavailable after working back-to-back days, the Reds made do with the rest of their bullpen, with five relievers combining to preserve the 4-3 win. Pagan and Cruz each allowed an earned run in shaky innings, and Lucas Sims nearly blew up in the ninth, but Wilson came in to close out the game with a pair of outs.
  • Sims was brought out in the ninth with the intention to close out the game, but walked the leadoff batter and allowed a single to put runners on the corners with one out before being lifted in favor of Wilson.


MIL 5 – DET 4

HD: Enoli Paredes (2), Bryan Hudson (9), Joel Payamps (7)

SV: Trevor Megill (9)

  • The Brewers trailed 4-3 after three innings as Freddy Peralta needed 94 pitches just to get through 3.1 innings. Jared Koenig entered in the fourth to calm things down, throwing 1.2 innings of scoreless relief.
  • Jackson Chourio hit a two-run double in the top of the sixth to give Milwaukee a 5-4 lead and the bullpen took over after that.
  • Paredes, Hudson, and Payamps combined for three innings of shutdown relief and Megill earned his ninth save of the season with a pain-free ninth inning.
  • Shelby Miller allowed the go-ahead double in the sixth inning while Jason Foley and Andrew Chafin each threw a scoreless inning for the Tigers.


COL 6 – STL 5

HD: Jalen Beeks (4)

SV: Tyler Kinley (4)

  • Ryan Feltner tossed 5.1 innings with seven strikeouts to hold down the Cardinals. Back-to-back Colorado errors led to a four-run inning for St. Louis to take a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the sixth. Victor Vodnik came in to get the Rockies out of a jam and pitched through the seventh as well.
  • Colorado regained the lead in the seventh on a two-run home run by Ezequiel Tovar, before handing the ball over to Jalen Beeks and Tyler Kinley to close out the game.


The best of the rest…

  • Cleveland Guardians reliever Pedro Avila earned a save, tossing the final three innings of an 8-0 win over the Miami Marlins. Avila didn’t allow a baserunner and recorded six strikeouts for a dominant shutdown performance.
  • The Kansas City bullpen looked good on Saturday, with four pitchers combining for four perfect innings to close out the Mariners, 8-4. James McArthur would have been credited a save had the Royals not scored a run in the bottom of the eighth, but such is life.
  • In Pittsburgh, six Pirates combined to shut out the Twins 4-0, as Hunter Stratton earned the win and Colin Holderman lived up to his name with a hold. David Bednar threw 11 pitches to close out a scoreless ninth.
  • Kyle Bradish was back to his elite level again on Saturday, allowing just one hit and ringing up nine strikeouts against the Tampa Bay Rays. Danny Coulombe fired 30 pitches across two innings to earn a crucial hold, but likely won’t be available for the series finale Sunday.
  • Seattle Mariners closer Andrés Muñoz was not needed on Saturday, but his status is still in question after a collision at home plate earlier in the week. Ryne Stanek appears to be his ninth-inning stand-in for now, but Tayler Saucedo has been used in the ninth before as well.


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


Brett Ford

Born and raised in #Birdland. Some days you win, Some days you lose, Some days it rains.

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