Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 4/28

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

Carlos Estévez, Josh Hader, Matt Moore and Gregory Soto each had 3 SV+HLD’s this past week. Moore may not be blowing anyone away, but he’s established himself as a very effective reliever over the past two seasons, and given the volatility of guys like Estévez and José Quijada, he may wind up being the most trustworthy reliever in that Angels bullpen by the time the season is over. Despite the headaches someone like Estévez may provide, we saw this past week why many were excited about taking a flier on him late in drafts this year and has now allowed just one baserunner over his past 4.2 IP.




  • Andrew Chafin has taken control of the Diamondbacks closer role it appears, as he has converted 3 of the teams past 4 saves with his most recent coming on Wednesday. Chafin currently holds impressive 35.7 K%, 36.6% CSW and 18.3% SwStr rates to go along with a 1.65 xERA as his slider continues to be one of the best secondaries in baseball. Miguel Castro looks like the next man up in this bullpen, with All-Star Joe Mantiply likely to work into a setup role eventually.
  • Two interim closers have struggled this past week in A.J. Minter and Reynaldo López. Minter has allowed 10 ER over his past 3.2 IP, with 5 of those coming against the Marlins last night. I still like him in a set up role for the Braves (5.48 PLV), and with Raisel Iglesias already making rehab appearances at the AAA level, that could happen sooner than later. López figures to have another month or so to close out games as Liam Hendriks is just starting to ramp up his baseball activities, and there’s still tons of upside with Reynaldo (38.8% K rate) but he needs to keep the ball in the yard and limit walks.


  • José Leclerc and Daniel Bard may have good looking ratio’s at the moment, but that should come with a beware of regression label as both have seen their fastball velocity dip 2.5 MPH this season. Leclerc is still getting whiffs however, and despite the lower velocity, still boasts elite spin rates, but has been the case in the past with him, the walk rate (20.6%) is not sustainable. Bard has been leaning heavily on his slider so far, which hasn’t led to any walk issues yet but remains something to monitor for Bard who’s always been known for his velocity.
  • Michael Fulmer is out as the Cubs closer and it seems that Brad Boxberger will get the first chance to replace him (although I don’t think that may last long either). I still kind of like Fulmer, and wouldn’t give up on him in NL-Only or deep SV+HLD’s leagues, but there remain higher upside plays in this bullpen such as Brandon Hughes (40.9% K and 72.7% GB rates), Adbert Alzolay, Michael Rucker or even (if they ever let him pitch again) Jeremiah Estrada.


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Injured List


Rank Pitcher Change
1Emmanuel ClaseT1-
2Josh Hader+2
3Félix Bautista-1
4Devin Williams-1
5Jhoan Duran-
6Pete Fairbanks
7José Alvarado+3
8Paul Sewald+1
9Ryan Pressly+3
10Jordan Romano-2
11Ryan Helsley
12Kenley Jansen-1
13David Bednar+2
14A.J. Puk+3
15Evan Phillips-2
16Clay Holmes
17Alexis Díaz+4
18Camilo Doval+5
19Andrew Chafin+13
20Alex Lange
21David Robertson+3
22Giovanny Gallegos-4
23Aroldis Chapman-7
24Erik Swanson+3
25Bryan Abreu+5
26A.J. Minter
27Jason Adam-8
28Griffin Jax-6
29Trevor Stephan+6
30James Karinchak-2
31Michael King-
32Seranthony Domínguez+4
33Adam Ottavino
34John Schreiber-
35Brusdar Graterol+5
36Yennier Cano+48
37Carlos Estévez+1
38Héctor Neris+6
39Reynaldo López-14
40Rafael Montero+2
41Matt Brash+2
42Kendall Graveman+4
43Brooks Raley+8
44Nick Anderson+4
45José Leclerc-12
46Gregory Soto
47Joe Jiménez-6
48Scott Barlow+5
49Jorge López-
50Steven Wilson+2
51Taylor Rogers+3
52Craig Kimbrel+13
53Daniel Bard-16
54José Quijada-15
55Miguel Castro+9
56Collin McHugh+UR
57Hunter Harvey+14
58Matt Moore+2
59Kyle Finnegan+11
60Michael Fulmer-15
61Caleb Thielbar
62Colin Holderman-7
63Will Smith+3
64Carl Edwards Jr.-7
65Joe Mantiply-6
66Drew Smith-5
67Adbert Alzolay+5
68Brandon Hughes+10
69Eli Morgan+10
70Peter Strzelecki+13
72Jason Foley+16
73Robert Stephenson+UR
74Bryan Baker+21
75Scott McGough+19
76Lucas Sims+11
77Jonathan Hernández-8
78Aaron Bummer-1
79Mark Leiter Jr.+6
80Luis García
81Tanner Scott-25
82Dylan Lee-15
83Brock Burke-8
84Trevor Gott+UR
85Justin Lawrence+1
86Jeremiah Estrada+UR
87Danny Coulombe+2
89Pierce Johnson-15
90Alex Young+UR
91Dylan Floro-29
92Ron Marinaccio-11
93Duane Underwood Jr.+UR
94Yimi García-18
95Caleb Ferguson+UR
96Carlos Hernández-6
97Brad Boxberger-6
98Wandy Peralta-18
99Phil Maton+UR
100Génesis Cabrera+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 Save+Hold Leagues: 4/28”

  1. Micah says:

    What do you think about Nick Martinez’s usage ROS?

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