Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 4/12

Top 100 RP rankings for Saves + Holds leagues in 2024.

Jason Adam, Phil Maton and Gregory Soto each had three SV+HLD’s this past week. Adam and Maton got in some extra work with Pete Fairbanks unable to pitch in Colorado this past weekend, and while the command issues for Maton are a concern right now, I’d expect him to figure things out given his track record. Soto on the other hand has only walked one batter so far this year which is great to see from him, but he has been hit around a bit. There are a lot of options in that Phillies bullpen, so it could be tough for Soto to settle in to a consistent high leverage role.



  • Jordan Romano, Erik Swanson, Orion Kerkering, Jorge Alcala, Hunter Gaddis, Cade Smith, Colin Holderman, Rafael Montero, Kyle Nelson, Austin Adams, Nick Burdi and Andrew Chafin all join the list this week. Romano, Swanson, Kerkering, Holderman all have either returned from the IL or are expected to return from the IL in the next few days. Guys like Alcala and Burdi have looked great to start the year and have plenty of upside but also plenty of injury risk. I talked about Smith and Gaddis in the Hold Up yesterday. Montero gets a bump with Bryan Abreu and Ryan Pressly struggling right now. Nelson and Adams can definitely be valuable as long as they are on the active roster. Chafin has settled in nicely in his return to Detroit (slider usage is up).
  • Josh Sborz, Julian Merryweather, Dylan Lee, Sixto Sánchez, John Brebbia, Ryan Borucki, Tyler Matzek, Hoby Milner, Aaron Bummer, Tim Mayza, and Justin Lawrence all fell off the list this week. Sborz, Merryweather, Brebbia and Borucki all landed on the IL unfortunately. At least one of the three Braves lefties will have fantasy value in holds leagues this year, it’s just hard to tell at this point (they are basically 101-103). Sixto Sánchez’s great spring has not transferred over to the regular season at all. Lefties Milner and Mayza have gotten off to rocky starts but should remain Toby types for holds leagues. Lawrence and all Rockies relievers remain off the radar for the time being.
  • It’s only week two, so we need to remember to be patient with the closers we drafted early in drafts this season. Pete Fairbanks continues to see his velo down two mph, but he also had a slow spring so perhaps he just needs more work to ramp up properly. David Bednar has allowed five ER over this past two outings, but the repertoire looks the same as it has been so I’m going to chalk that up to him missing some time this spring and just bad luck. Tanner Scott’s stuff is still excellent, and I have to imagine they can fix his early-season command issues.
  • Aroldis Chapman, Clay Holmes, Andrew Kittredge, and David Robertson lead the league in SV+HLD’s for the season with five apiece. Chapman has been one of the best relievers in baseball to start the year, even with diminished velo. Kittredge is somewhat surprising on this list as he is at best the fourth reliever in the pecking order in St. Louis, so I’m not sure how many holds we should really expect from him here.


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Injured List


Rank Pitcher Change
1Edwin DíazT1-
2Emmanuel Clase+1
3Pete Fairbanks-1
4Ryan Helsley-
5Josh Hader-
6Evan Phillips
7Raisel Iglesias-
8Camilo Doval-
9Andrés Muñoz-
10Tanner Scott-
11Jordan Romano+UR
12David Bednar-1
13José Alvarado
14Jason Foley+3
15Griffin Jax+4
16Mason Miller+4
17Michael Kopech+9
18Abner Uribe-
19Robert Suarez+2
20Adbert Alzolay
21James McArthur+18
22Bryan Abreu-10
23Ryan Pressly-9
24A.J. Minter-9
25Trevor Megill-9
26Clay Holmes+4
27Brock Stewart-4
28Ian Hamilton-4
29Kevin Ginkel-4
30Aroldis Chapman+1
31Jason Adam+2
32Alexis Díaz-5
33Hunter Harvey+3
34Jeff Hoffman
35Craig Kimbrel-3
36Kenley Jansen+7
37Scott Barlow+1
38JoJo Romero+8
39Erik Swanson+UR
40Yennier Cano-3
41Joe Jiménez+3
42Giovanny Gallegos-
43Fernando Cruz+4
44Chris Martin-9
45Joe Kelly+3
46Danny Coulombe+3
47Orion Kerkering+UR
48Matt Strahm
49Andrew Nardi-9
50José Leclerc-9
51Alex Vesia-6
52Yuki Matsui-2
53Gregory Soto+7
54Alex Lange-1
55Brooks Raley+7
56Héctor Neris-5
57Shelby Miller+6
58John Schreiber-3
59Steven Okert+9
60Yimi García-6
61Taylor Rogers-
62Lucas Sims+5
63Phil Maton+2
64Colin Poche-
65Daniel Hudson+6
66Seranthony Domínguez+12
67Matt Moore+5
68David Robertson+7
69Anthony Bender
70Andrew Kittredge-
71Gabe Speier-15
72Chad Green+12
73Joel Payamps-16
74Ryan Brasier+16
75Steven Wilson+17
76Kirby Yates+19
77Nick Sandlin+12
78Adam Ottavino+10
79Pierce Johnson-13
80Trevor Richards+7
81Tyler Rogers-5
82Jorge Alcala+UR
83Hunter Gaddis+UR
84Ryne Stanek+7
85Cade Smith+UR
86Jordan Leasure-34
87Justin Slaten-5
88Colin Holderman+UR
89Rafael Montero+UR
90Kyle Nelson
91Austin Adams+UR
92Kyle Finnegan-11
93Emilio Pagán-14
94George Soriano-14
95Caleb Ferguson-12
96Shawn Armstrong-3
97Nick Burdi+UR
98Carlos Estévez-2
99Tyler Holton-5
100Andrew Chafin+UR

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.

10 responses to “Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 4/12”

  1. JR says:

    Any concerns with Abreu? Is it too early to swap him for someone like Hoffman?

  2. Ray Shoesmith says:

    Why is Trevor Megill listed on the Injured section? I have yet to see any news or timetable for return for him. originally placed on the 7 day Il but its been been longer than that already with zero updates.

  3. Ray Shoesmith says:

    Why isn’t *

  4. Cerneka says:

    Why is Estevez at 98?

  5. Babbo B says:

    From Friday: “Trevor Megill will begin a rehab assignment in Nashville tomorrow. He threw a bullpen symptom-free and shouldn’t need too long of a rehab assignment.” https://twitter.com/CyrtHogg/status/1778898674627567795

  6. Babbo B says:

    Not sure why you’re assuming Tanner Scott’s command issues can be “fixed” – last season was the first time he had a walk rate under 11.5% (career 13%), and it’s looking like the outlier.

    • Rick Graham says:

      He did it for a full season though by basically just trusting his stuff and throwing first pitch strikes. I hope it’s just a minor mechanical tweak thats needed.

  7. Babbo B says:

    Attaching a Twitter link put my first reply into moderation limbo, but here’s what Brewers beat writer Curt Hogg had to say Friday: “Trevor Megill will begin a rehab assignment in Nashville tomorrow. He threw a bullpen symptom-free and shouldn’t need too long of a rehab assignment.”

  8. James says:

    What are your thoughts on Funderburk. I really like him. Have him Leasure, Abreu, Funderburk, Seawald and Diaz as my 5 relief guys.

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