Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 5/10

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

Jhoan Duran was the only reliever to pick up four SV+HLDs over the past week. Duran has been fantastic since returning from the IL and is clearly a top-five reliever in the game. The question is then, for those in save-only leagues, what will Duran’s usage look like moving forward as two of those four SV+HLDs were in fact holds. Definitely surprising usage considering Duran had just one holds all of last season while closing out 27 games. Perhaps Rocco Baldelli is taking a page from Scott Servais’s playbook here, but I just don’t think the Twins need to be messing with Duran’s usage. They have Griffin Jax and (when healthy) Brock Stewart for the 7th and 8th and Caleb Thielbar and Steven Okert to get lefties out. I’m hoping Duran returns to the full-time closer role now, but it is worth monitoring I suppose. Austin Adams, John Brebbia, Yennier Cano, Craig Kimbrel, and Angel Zerpa all had three SV+HLDs this past week as well.






  • Kyle Finnegan, Hunter Harvey, David Robertson, and Robert Suarez lead the league in SV+HLDs for the season with 12 apiece now. The Nationals’ back end keeps getting the job done although I’m still skeptical about Finnegan’s future success (13.1% K-BB, 3.79 SIERA, and 27% CSW). Robertson has been amazing this season with a 25% strikeout-minus-walk rate, 2.48 SIERA, and 36% CSW. We saw similar success from him last season in the first half before falling apart after the trade deadline.


  • Quick closer update since Closing Time came out on Tuesday. Craig Kimbrel struggled again on Wednesday, getting pulled from his save chance but after the game, Brandon Hyde committed to Kimbrel as the team’s closer despite his recent struggles. Kimbrel’s command has eluded him, which is obviously concerning this early in the season, but perhaps a quick IL reset could be in store to get him right. I’m not giving up yet, but we are getting close. In Detroit, it appears as if Jason Foley is out as the Tigers closer as he has not been the same guy we’ve seen since opening week. Alex Lange would be my guess as the next reliever to get a save chance here, but who knows with A.J. Hinch.



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Injured List


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

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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