Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 4/26

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

Yennier Cano, Emmanuel Clase, Fernando Cruz, Alexis Díaz, Colin Holderman, Griffin Jax, Craig Kimbrel, Trevor Megill, Héctor Neris, Joel Payamps, Elvis Peguero, Nick Sandlin, and Robert Suarez all had three SV+HLD’s this past week. This might be the most relievers (13) we’ve had pick up three SV+HLD’s in a single week since I started tracking this so I won’t be tough on everyone. Please be cautious when adding Neris to any of your teams, as he has really looked terrible this season. Neris has the fourth lowest PLV amongst pitchers so far, only above (the ghost of) Tanner Rainey, Tyler Kinley, and Dany Jiménez. I mean just click on Neris’s player page to see how underwhelming he’s been this season. I recommend the same for Payamps who also hasn’t looked great this season despite the 3.72 ERA and 0.62 WHIP. The one positive with Payamps is he won’t walk guys at a high rate, so that should at least boost his floor.




  • Josh Sborz, Elvis Peguero, Garrett Cleavinger, Bryan Hudson, Yency Almonte, Tim Herrin, and Hoby Milner all join the list this week. Sborz is back after a short IL stint and should go right back into a setup role. Cleavinger got off to a slow start and fell off the list initially, but he’s roared back, and as long as he can continue to bring that walk rate down he could continue moving up the list. Sam Hentges is close to returning to the Guardians bullpen but I could see Herrin remaining as their top lefty-handed option, at least in the short term.


  • Ryan Brasier, Cade Smith, Chad Green, Caleb Thielbar, Brooks Raley, Tyler Matzek, and Pete Fairbanks all fell off the list this week. Green, Raley, and Fairbanks all wound up on the IL in the past week. Matzek and Thielbar will likely be on and off the list at times throughout the year. Brasier is looking more like the Red Sox Brasier I am all too familiar with (high mistake rate) and Smith has come back down to earth here despite still having great strikeout and CSW rates (PLV is not a big fan).


  •  It’s always tough trying to figure out where recently outed closers belong on the Hold and SV+HLD ranks, especially with the likes of talented relievers like Adbert Alzolay and Abner Uribe. Both should be higher on this list but with their respective teams losing faith in them, I think it makes some sense to drop them this low and have them work back up the list (which could be rather quickly if they pitch well). Alzolay especially should move up very quickly as he is still the best reliever in that bullpen. Uribe has more work in front of him as he has at least Megill to deal with and possibly Payamps, not to mention Devin Williams returning at some point. José Leclerc on the other hand has a steep uphill climb with three relievers in front of him that all deserve to be there.


  • Clay Holmesand Robert Suarez lead the league in SV+HLD’s for the season with nine apiece now. Holmes hasn’t been great this season but he’s done what he’s needed to lock down games so far and hasn’t allowed a run despite a 1.08 WHIP. Suarez has been awesome so far and it’s interesting to see how these two closers have really stabilized their respective teams this season as both the Yankees and Padres are lacking in quality reliever options. As productive as they’ve been so far, I don’t see them as top 10 closers for the rest of the season yet, although Suarez is growing on me.



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Injured List


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

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