Fantasy Baseball Relief Pitcher Rankings – 9/26/23 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 quiet Monday across Major League Baseball with just eight teams in action. They were: NYY, TEX, HOU, SEA, LAA, ARZ, SDP, and SFG. The rest will have fresh bullpens going into the final week of the regular season.
  • The Yankees lost Tommy Kahnle to the injured list with right shoulder inflammation – Matt Bowman took his place on the active roster.
  • Giants reliever Luke Jackson will miss a couple of days due to paternity leave, while Miguel Castro returns from said leave for the Diamondbacks


Yesterday’s Performances


ARI 4  – NYY 6

HD: None

SV: Clay Holmes (22)

  • Kevin Ginkel allowed two hits and two walks to begin the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Yankees the advantage going into the ninth. Ginkel had trouble from the off and was punished heavily. Miguel Castro gave up a hit in relief to add to Ginkel’s ERA. The usually reliable setup man had not allowed a run in eight consecutive outings prior to yesterday.
  • A solid outing for Clay Holmes, who earned his 22nd save of the season retiring the side in order and throwing 13 of his 15 pitches for a strike. After the Yankees lineup served up three runs in the bottom of the eighth, Holmes had to ready himself quickly for the save opportunity but he came through with ease. He has converted 10 save chances in September alone.


TEX 4  – LAA 1

HD: Jonathan Hernández (10)

SV: None

  • Andrew Heaney worked out of the bullpen to finish up a tidy outing by Jon Gray. Jonathan Hernández was also impressive with two strikeouts across his multi-innings work as the Rangers won their sixth straight game.
  • As with every other day, the Angles bullpen capitulated to give up five runs across the middle innings with Jimmy Herget and Jaime Barría the usual suspects giving up runs. Herget gave up three solo homers in the sixth inning to give the game away.


HOU 5  – SEA 1

HD: None

SV: None

  • Bryan Abreu only needed 11 pitches in relief of Justin Verlander, who spun eight incredible innings, to see out the Mariners lineup and ensure Houston preserved the great work of their veteran starter.
  • Trent Thornton, Tayler Saucedo, and Dominic Leone held the Astros hitless in a combined three innings of work, allowing just one hit. The damage had been done with starter Luis Castillo coughing four of his five runs given up inside the first three frames.


SDP 1  – SFG 2

HD: Tom Cosgrove (6)

SV: None

  • After another Cy Young-worthy performance from Blake Snell put the Padres in prime position, Robert Suarez got into trouble in the bottom of the eighth inning after loading the bases with an intentional walk to Joc Pederson before allowing a hit off the bat of pinch hitter Michael Conforto.
  • Logan Webb pitched a complete game one-run gem saving his bullpen any work. Webb struck out seven and gave up a run on nine hits in a masterful performance using 110 pitches.


Bullpen Depth Charts

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

(Photos by Icon Sportswire | Adapted by Doug Carlin (@Bdougals on Twitter)

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 sportbc.blog, and over-analyzing relief pitcher scoring in fantasy baseball. Follow me @benjaminhaller1 for thousands of retweets

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