Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 4/21

Top 100 RP rankings for Saves + Holds leagues in 2023.

Scott Barlow is looking like one of the biggest busts of the fantasy draft season, and you wonder if he is pitching through something, as he has not looked like himself. Barlows fastball velo is down almost 2 MPH, the slider down 1 MPH and both the curve and slider aren’t getting Whiffs at the rate they have in the past. Plus his 18.2% walk rate is a far cry from his career 8.4 average. I wonder if an IL stint is in the near future, or perhaps he will keep pushing through this in an effort to try and stave off Aroldis Chapman from taking his job, which either way, seems inevitable at this point.


Weekly Leaders


  • Jesse Chavez, Adam Ottavino, Brooks Raley, David Robertson, and Peter Strzelecki each picked up three SV+HLDs over the past week. Chavez has yet to allow a run, but the stuff is the same (if not worse) as it always has been, so I’m not expecting this phenomenon to last too much longer, especially once Raisel Iglesias and Collin McHugh return. This feels like a Toby/Vargas Rule situation, so feel free to pick Chavez up, just don’t expect him to be a full season contributor.


Rank Pitcher Change
1Emmanuel ClaseT1-
2Félix Bautista+3
3Devin Williams+1
4Josh Hader+2
5Jhoan Duran-3
6Pete Fairbanks-3
7Ryan Helsley+1
8Jordan Romano-1
9Paul Sewald+1
10José Alvarado+12
11Kenley Jansen
12Ryan Pressly-3
13Evan Phillips-2
14A.J. Minter-2
15David Bednar-
16Aroldis Chapman+2
17A.J. Puk+2
18Giovanny Gallegos+3
19Jason Adam-6
20Clay Holmes-4
21Alexis Díaz-4
22Griffin Jax+15
23Camilo Doval-3
24David Robertson+5
25Reynaldo López+5
26Alex Lange
27Erik Swanson-3
28James Karinchak-3
29Adam Ottavino-1
30Bryan Abreu-7
31Michael King+3
32Andrew Chafin+14
33José Leclerc-
34John Schreiber-7
35Trevor Stephan-9
36Seranthony Domínguez-1
37Daniel Bard+UR
38Carlos Estévez+5
39José Quijada+8
40Brusdar Graterol+10
41Joe Jiménez
42Rafael Montero-6
43Matt Brash-5
44Héctor Neris-3
45Michael Fulmer-6
46Kendall Graveman-4
47Matt Bush-3
48Nick Anderson-
49Jorge López-
50Luis García+1
51Brooks Raley+1
52Steven Wilson+8
53Scott Barlow-22
54Taylor Rogers+4
55Colin Holderman+4
56Tanner Scott
57Carl Edwards Jr.-2
58Caleb Thielbar+3
59Joe Mantiply+UR
60Matt Moore+5
61Drew Smith+10
62Dylan Floro+4
63Jimmy Herget+4
64Miguel Castro+4
65Craig Kimbrel-8
66Will Smith+6
67Dylan Lee+7
68Zach Jackson+UR
69Jonathan Hernández+1
70Kyle Finnegan+14
71Hunter Harvey
72Adbert Alzolay-16
73Gregory Soto+2
74Pierce Johnson-21
75Brock Burke-12
76Yimi García-3
77Aaron Bummer-15
78Brandon Hughes+UR
79Eli Morgan-10
80Wandy Peralta-3
81Ron Marinaccio+2
82Zack Thompson+5
83Peter Strzelecki+6
84Yennier Cano+UR
85Mark Leiter Jr.+UR
86Justin Lawrence
87Lucas Sims+UR
88Jason Foley+UR
89Danny Coulombe+UR
90Carlos Hernández-11
91Brad Boxberger+UR
92Ryne Stanek-6
94Scott McGough-18
95Bryan Baker+UR
96Jesse Chavez+UR
97Cionel Pérez-
98Garrett Cleavinger-16
99John Brebbia-11
100Alex Vesia-22


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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.

2 responses to “Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 4/21”

  1. Sweet Chin Music says:

    Great list as always Rick, always look forward to these on Friday.

  2. Tynan says:

    Do these rankings factor in relief pitcher wins, at all? I ask because I was scratching my head a bit at Michael King’s ranking. While he is great from a ratios/k’s/RP wins perspective, he actually doesn’t get a ton of hold opportunities. His multi-inning deployment naturally reduces these opportunities, for one.

    Anyway, just wondering if wins are factored in, since I’m in a number of leagues that use QS instead of W’s. In those leagues, relief pitcher wins are useless.

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