Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitcher Rankings – 7/2/24 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


  • Just three games were played on Monday so there will be plenty of rested bullpens heading into today’s games.
  • A notable transaction was Atlanta reactivating high-leverage reliever A.J. Minter from the 15-day injured list. Minter should slot back into the main setup role.


Yesterday’s Performances


HOU 3 – TOR 1

HD: Rafael Montero (9), Bryan Abreu (18)

SV: Josh Hader (13)

  • Closer Josh Hader gave up a solo homer to Ernie Clement in the ninth inning but managed to get the three outs to earn his 13th save of the season. Hader had already struck out Alejandro Kirk and forced a flyout from Davis Schneider when Clement took him deep to cause a pinge of doubt, however, he answered back forcing a pop-up to close out the game. Bryan Abreu and Rafael Montero both pitched clean frames in support.
  • The Blue Jays went into the top of the ninth trailing 1-0 but Zach Pop allowed a leadoff single to Alex Bregman before Yordan Alvarez launched a bomb to make it 3-0. Pop did well to get out of the inning but the damage was done.


NYM 9 – WSN 7 (F/10)

W: Jake Diekman (2-2)

L: Hunter Harvey (2-4)

SV: Reed Garrett (4)

  • Entering the game in the 10th inning with two runners on base and two outs, Reed Garrett allowed a hit that brought in a run before striking out Luis García Jr. to earn his fourth save of the year. Garrett has taken the mantle during Edwin Diaz’s suspension and after Tyler Jay had got into trouble by allowing three runs after walking two and allowing two hits protecting a six-run lead, he was called upon to mop up the mess. Jake Diekman earned the win after a clean ninth inning.
  • Closer Kyle Finnegan pitched a clean ninth inning but Hunter Harvey and Jordan Weems combined for a disastrous five runs on four hits including two homers in a calamitous top of the 10th inning after the teams were tied at 3-3 after nine frames. It cost the Nationals the game.


MIL 7 – COL 8 (F/10)

W: Tyler Kinley (4-1)

L: Joel Payamps (1-5)

HD: Anthony Molina (1)

  • Call it a renaissance of sorts but Tyler Kinley earned his fourth win of the season after his fifth straight scoreless outing. With Justin Lawrence being charged with another blown save in the eighth inning after allowing two hits and a sacrifice fly allowing the Brewers to take the lead, there is no great fantasy option in Colorado but Kinley might be the best of the bunch. You have to be desperate though.
  • The Brewers used five relievers with Bryse Wilson pitching four innings after the use of an opener. Wilson gave up seven runs on five hits and was unimpressive throughout. Closer Trevor Megill pitched a clean ninth, allowing just one hit with the game tied at 7-7. Joel Payamps intentionally walked both Brenton Doyle and Nolan Jones to get to Jake Cave but as should happen in that situation, Cave came through and threw it back in the face with a line drive walk-off 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

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

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