Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 5/13

Top 100 RP rankings for Saves + Holds leagues in 2022

There could certainly be a debate as to who the most valuable Rays reliever to roster is right now, but I still think it’s Andrew Kittredge and by a fairly wide margin, and this is coming from a huge Brooks Raley fan. Now could be the best time to target Kittredge as managers may be worried about him only have four SV+HLD’s. He’s still second on the team in SV/HLD’s + Wins (6) while leading the team in saves. It was always highly doubtful he’d repeat his 2021 All-Star season but Kittredge is still a rock in the back of his Rays pen, no matter how or when he is used.




  • I know Jhoan Duran hasn’t pitched in a week so it’s weird to see him move up so much. Be patient with him here as he is clearly the most talented option in that Twins bullpen and should be a difference maker.
  • David Robertson was added to the Covid IL this week so we have no idea how long he may be out for, but he has been one of the best closers in baseball so when he returns, be sure to plug him back into your lineups.


  • Jorge López missed a couple of games on the bereavement list, allowing for Felix Bautista to pick up two saves. I doubt we will see any closer controversy here, so López’s job should be safe for now. That said, Bautista is a very interesting reliever to keep an eye on in deeper leagues.
  • The Anthony Bender closer roller coaster experience appears to be off (for now) but we definitely can’t say for certain, especially with Dylan Floro’s 3 ER debut this week. Perhaps it will be Anthony Bass’s turn next, but his turn in the closer role didn’t exactly pan out last season.


  • I wonder if we are finally nearing the end of the road for Mark Melancon as a closer in this league. The 37 year old has seen a dip in his velocity this year and just isn’t what you want in a closer with his 7.7% K rate and .338 xBA. The problem here is, the Diamondbacks are really lacking ninth inning options.
  • Joe Barlow, Corey Knebel, Dillon Tate, and Joey Krehbiel led all relievers with 3 SV+HLD over the past week. It’s interesting to see a pair of Orioles here, neither of which cracked the top 100 (Tate is closer) and with reinforcements on the way in Baltimore, perhaps we will get consistent value from this bullpen this season.



Rank Pitcher Change
1Josh HaderT1-
2Liam Hendriks-
3Raisel Iglesias-
4Edwin Díaz-
5Emmanuel Clase
6Jordan Romano+1
7Taylor Rogers+2
8Craig Kimbrel-3
9Ryan Pressly-1
10Kenley Jansen+1
11Giovanny Gallegos
12Aroldis Chapman+2
13Corey Knebel+3
14Camilo Doval+1
15Paul Sewald-3
16Andrew Kittredge-3
17Jhoan Duran+8
18David Bednar-1
19Scott Barlow-
20David Robertson+6
21Devin Williams
22Héctor Neris-
23Ryan Helsley-
24Ryan Tepera-
25Daniel Bard+2
26Clay Holmes+4
27Joe Barlow+1
28Kendall Graveman+1
29Chad Green+6
30Jonathan Loáisiga+6
31Jorge López+18
32Josh Staumont+5
33Tanner Rainey-13
34Dany Jiménez+UR
35Gregory Soto-14
36Diego Castillo
38Seth Lugo+3
39Michael King+UR
40Michael Fulmer-2
41Daniel Hudson-1
42Andrés Muñoz+10
43Trevor Stephan+11
44Drew Smith+UR
45Steven Wilson+8
46Brooks Raley+22
47Tim Mayza-2
48Aaron Loup-4
49Andrew Chafin-3
50Seranthony Domínguez+6
51Will Smith
52Tyler Matzek-10
53Collin McHugh+4
54Mychal Givens+4
55Luis García+5
56Griffin Jax+7
57A.J. Minter+7
58Rafael Montero+16
59Emilio Pagán+2
60Erik Swanson+28
61Art Warren+5
62Anthony Bender-30
63Dylan Floro+15
64Tyler Duffey+9
65J.P. Feyereisen+5
66Hansel Robles-16
67Alex Vesia-5
68Phil Maton+1
69Brad Boxberger+11
70Jake Diekman-11
71Mark Melancon
72Tommy Kahnle+UR
73José Ruiz+8
74Brusdar Graterol+1
75Joely Rodríguez+2
76Scott Effross+8
77Cole Sulser-12
78Tyler Kinley+8
79Génesis Cabrera-12
80Tanner Scott-8
81Matt Wisler-10
82Joe Kelly+UR
83Colin Poche+13
84Robert Suarez+UR
85Matt Foster+UR
86Anthony Bass+UR
87Trevor Gott+UR
88Brock Burke+3
89Alexis Díaz+UR
90Félix Bautista+UR
91Sam Hentges-8
92Rowan Wick+UR
93Joe Smith+UR
94Nick Sandlin-9
95Alex Lange-8
96Ryne Stanek+UR
97A.J. Puk+UR
98Matt Strahm+UR
99José Alvarado+UR
100Wil Crowe-8


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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.

3 responses to “Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 5/13”

  1. Jonesy says:

    In SVHD, my RPs Pressly, T Rogers, D Williams, Kittredge, J Duran. I felt really great about these five a few weeks ago. Now I’m doubting. Would ya look to shake it up or stay the course? Ty!

  2. Thomas Parker says:

    I noticed that you haven’t dropped Diego Castillo much even with this brutal last couple of weeks for him. Is that a vote of confidence that he’ll get back to being him going forward or something else?

  3. JR says:

    I have a hard time justifying dropping Loup (my worst ranked RP according to the list) for Scott Barlow (highest ranked FA in this list in my league) or even Loaisiga (such a deep stacked Yankees bullpen!). Would you do that switch for either?

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