Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitcher Rankings – 7/6/24 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!




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Yesterday’s Performances

PIT 14 – NYM 2

HD: None

SV: None

  • Paul Skenes continued his dominant rookie campaign with his eighth quality start in his first 10 career games. Daulton Jefferies took the ball from Skenes in the eighth inning. After allowing a walk to the first batter he faced, Jefferies settled down for a three-pitch K and a double play in the eighth, followed by a pair of Ks in the ninth.
  • The Mets’ pitching will have you grimacing in this one. Luis Severino unravelled as the game went on and inevitably exited the game with seven earned runs over six innings. Jake Diekman came in in the seventh and was unable to record an out against the three batters he faced before he passed the ball to Ty Adcock. Adcock got out of the seventh cleanly but was torched in the eighth with two walks and five hits, including three home runs, which amounted to a six-run inning for the Pirates. Luis Torrens recorded the final out of the game for the Mets without fanfare.


STL 7 – WSH 6 (11)

HD: Robert Garcia (11), Derek Law (8), Hunter Harvey (25)

SV: None

  • The St. Louis Cardinals fell behind early yesterday, as they found themselves down 5 – 0 by the third inning with Sonny Gray on the mound. Chris Roycroft replaced Gray in the sixth and made short work of the middle of the Nationals’ lineup before he ran into trouble in the seventh and needed Matthew Liberatore to notch the final out of the inning. Liberatore and Ryan Fernandez kept the Nats off the board but failed to record a single strikeout between them. JoJo Romero pitched the ninth and struck out CJ Abrams to send us into extra innings. Ryan Helsley managed to pick up a blown save without allowing an earned run thanks to the ghost runner. The Cards left him in to pitch the 11th, however, so Helsley was able to walk away with the win at least.
  • Robert Garcia took the mound for the Washington Nationals in the sixth. Garcia allowed a single to Nolan Arenado but then settled down and recorded three quick outs on six pitches. Derek Law and Hunter Harvey each notched a hold over their combined two innings of work despite being unable to record a strikeout. The real trouble for the Nats came in the ninth as closer Kyle Finnegan took the mound and blew the save opportunity with a game-tying home run to Willson Contreras. After Finnegan needed 22 pitches to get through the inning, the Nats opted to turn to Dylan Floro for the 10th and 11th. Like Helsley, Floro returned an odd stat line as he allowed the ghost runner to score in each inning, simultaneously lowering his ERA and picking up the loss.


BOS 5 – NYY 3 (10)

HD: Luke Weaver (11)

SV: Kenley Jansen (17)

  • The Red Sox bullpen simply outpitched the Yankees’ last night. Bailey Horn came in in long relief for Tanner Houck and pitched a solid two and two-thirds with two hits, no walks, and three strikeouts. Cam Booser delivered two shutout innings of his own to take the Red Sox into the bottom of the ninth with a tie game. Justin Slaten was lights out in the ninth as he retired the side in order on only six pitches. The Red Sox took the lead in the top of the 10th, setting up a save situation for Kenley Jansen who earned his 17th of the season as he blanked the Yankees with three quick outs on just nine pitches himself. 68 pitches through almost seven shutout innings of work against the New York Yankees? This feels like every team’s ideal bullpen game.
  • On the other side, Luke Weaver looked sharp in relief of Nestor Cortes. Weaver notched three strikeouts over two clean innings of his own to pick up his 11th hold of the season. It was closer Clay Holmes who blew the save for the Yankees yesterday. With two outs and a runner on base, Holmes allowed a game-tying, two-run homer to Masataka Yoshida before he managed to get out of the inning. Holmes also failed to record a single whiff during his 30-pitch outing last night. Tommy Kahnle didn’t fare much better in the 10th inning as he gave up a game-winning, two-run homer to Ceddanne Rafaela as well as a double to Jarren Duran before he recorded his first out of the inning.


The Best of the Rest… 


  • Tyler Rogers and Camilo Doval picked up their 17th hold and 17th save, respectively, to help the San Francisco Giants to a 4 – 2 win over the Cleveland Guardians last night. The duo should see plenty of opportunities going forward as the Giants attempt to push themselves into a wild card spot in a competitive NL West. Either way, both will likely be watching from the dugout this weekend after pitching on back-to-back days and three out of the last four.
  • Vintage Kevin Gausman made an appearance in T-Mobile Park last night as he struck out 10 through six innings and earned a Gallows Pole. Did I mention this just to lament the inability of the Blue Jays’ offense to capitalize on such a performance? I’ll never tell- okay, yes, you caught me. The Mariners bullpen absolutely shoved in this one though. Austin Voth, Ryne Stanek, and Andrés Muñoz combined for a pair of strikeouts over two and one-third innings and didn’t allow a single baserunner.
  • Evan Phillips struck out the side in order on 12 pitches in an 8 – 5 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Phillips posted six whiffs and a 75% CSW (!) in the outing. As Nick would say, “Hot dang, look at you!”


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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