Top 100 Relievers For Holds Fantasy Baseball 2023 – 3/16 UPDATE

Ranking baseball's top setup options for the 2023 season.



  • Joe Jiménez is working his way back from minor back surgery this spring, and so far the results have been shaky, including an appearance against the Dominican Republic WBC team in which he allowed two home runs, a single, and a walk while getting just one out. I’m not overly concerned as he’s likely just working off some rust, but he gets bumped down a bit with some safer options moving up.
  • Brusdar Graterol may not have the strikeout rate you want in a late-inning reliever, but the guy is a groundball machine and a reliable out-getter. With Daniel Hudson missing the start of the season, Graterol should be in line for even more high-leverage work and he’s ratio and SV+HLD work should be able to make up for the lack of strikeouts (although PLV seems to suggest there’s some upside there).


  • I wasn’t sure if we’d even be talking about Aroldis Chapman this season, but here we are as the 35-year-old apparently was hitting 102 MPH on the gun in his most recent spring training game. There are still plenty of issues here as the walk rate was abysmal last year and he’s frequently injured, but perhaps there’s still something left in the tank here.
  • I’m fully on board for a full season of Hunter Harvey (please let it happen) and he may even be in the mix for some saves. He needs to stay on the field but the fastball plays in the late innings, and if he can figure out a secondary offering to back it up (the splitter was serviceable, but has promise), he should be closing out games come the middle of the season.
Rank Pitcher Change
1Andrés MuñozT1-
2Jhoan Duran-
3A.J. Minter
4Jason Adam+1
5Seranthony Domínguez+1
6José Alvarado
7Trevor Stephan+1
8Bryan Abreu+1
9Giovanny Gallegos+2
10John Schreiber+2
11James Karinchak+2
12Erik Swanson+2
13Michael King+2
14Joe Jiménez-4
15Héctor Neris
16Taylor Rogers+2
17Rafael Montero+3
18Joe Mantiply+3
19Adam Ottavino+3
20Chris Martin+3
21Matt Bush+3
22Jonathan Loáisiga+3
23Alex Vesia+3
24Matt Brash+3
25Griffin Jax+3
26Robert Suarez+3
27Kendall Graveman
28A.J. Puk+UR
29Brusdar Graterol+21
30Caleb Thielbar+2
31Brooks Raley-
32Luis Garcia+1
33Anthony Bass+2
34Collin McHugh+5
35Jimmy Herget+5
36Aroldis Chapman+13
37Joe Kelly-1
38Tanner Scott-1
39Andrew Chafin-5
40Aaron Bummer-2
41Dylan Lee
42Jovani Moran+5
43Lucas Sims-1
44Adbert Alzolay-
45Drew Pomeranz-4
46Gregory Soto+5
47Hunter Harvey+20
48Garrett Cleavinger+8
49Dylan Coleman+8
50Jonathan Hernández+8
51Yency Almonte+3
52Ryne Stanek-
53Brock Burke+10
54Steven Okert+18
55Eli Morgan+10
56Diego Castillo-1
57Ryan Tepera+7
58Emilio Pagán-5
59Colin Poche-
60Pierce Johnson+2
61José Quijada
62Connor Brogdon-2
63Joely Rodríguez+34
64Matt Moore+UR
65Yimi García+6
66Wil Crowe+12
67Carl Edwards Jr.+1
68Caleb Ferguson+19
69Will Smith+UR
70Drew Smith+UR
71Jordan Hicks-1
72Jalen Beeks+7
73Dany Jiménez-7
74Joe Barlow+16
75Mychal Givens+1
76Miguel Castro+23
77Ron Marinaccio+UR
78Scott McGough+UR
79John Brebbia+17
80Peter Strzelecki+1
81Andrew Bellatti
82Tim Mayza+1
83Cionel Pérez-6
84Keegan Akin-
85Enyel De Los Santos-3
86Andre Pallante-
87Brad Boxberger-7
88Julian Merryweather+3
89Domingo Acevedo-4
90Aaron Loup+2
91JT Chargois+2
92Matt Festa+3
93Wandy Peralta+5
94Matt Barnes-
95Phil Maton+UR
96Dinelson Lamet+UR
97Josh Staumont+UR
98Penn Murfee+UR
99Jason Foley+UR
100Adam Cimber+UR


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Rick Graham

Rick resides in the Boston area and has experience as a player and coach at the collegiate level. He has been covering relievers for Pitcher List since 2017.

One response to “Top 100 Relievers For Holds Fantasy Baseball 2023 – 3/16 UPDATE”

  1. Mista Nightmare says:

    Where would Evan Phillips be here if he wasn’t on the closer list? (if it’s Hudson who closes)

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