Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 5/17

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

Bryan Abreu, Jason Adam, David Bednar, Jalen Beeks, Adam Cimber, Jordan Leasure, JoJo Romero, and Justin Wilson all had three SV+HLDs this past week as well. Good to see Abreu and Bednar back on track recently, and Adam did a fine job filling in for Pete Fairbanks while he was out. Beeks, Cimber, and Wilson are definitely surprises this week, with Beeks taking over the closer role in Colorado being of particular interest. Does that mean he should be rostered? The short answer is no, definitely not. Beeks currently holds 3.6% K-BB, 7% SwStr, and 21% CSW rates, plus a 5.16 xFIP to go along with a 78 Stuff+ and 4.75 PLV putting him in Héctor Neris territory. And even during this save stretch, he has not pitched particularly better (0% K-BB, 5.73 SIERA, 5.70 xFIP). Cimber and Wilson also aren’t worth chasing at this point outside the deepest of leagues.






  • Hunter Harvey and JoJo Romero lead the league in SV+HLDs for the season with 14 apiece now. I’m surprised that it’s two setup guys leading the way, but definitely not surprised at which two pitchers it is. Both have some closing experience from last season as they were closing out games for their respective teams before injuries derailed them. They both have great bat-missing ability (Harvey: 15.7% SwStr, Romero: 34% CSW) but the one surprising thing about them leading the league right now is the current records their teams have. The Nationals are 20-22 and the Cardinals 18-25 and both are likely bound for the draft lottery next year. Just goes to show that SV+HLD’s are not necessarily correlated with team win/loss record.


  • Quick closer update since Closing Time came out on Tuesday. Jordan Romano blew a save on Wednesday, allowing a walk-off HR to Adley Rutschman, and while it was just his first loss and blown save of the year, he has not been pitching well and doesn’t look quite like himself right now. His 5.06 ERA and 1.41 WHIP aside, he hasn’t been able to miss bats this year with just 18.8% K, 11.2% SwStr and 27.2% CSW rates. The Jays are at a bit of a crossroads right now, and with how well Yimi García has been pitching, could we potentially see a Garcia takeover here in the not-so-distant future?



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Injured List


Rank Pitcher Change
1Emmanuel ClaseT1+1
2Ryan Helsley+1
3Jhoan Duran+1
4Mason Miller+1
5Edwin Díaz-4
6Josh Hader
7Pete Fairbanks+UR
8Andrés Muñoz+6
9Clay Holmes-2
10Camilo Doval-2
11David Bednar-2
12James McArthur-2
13Robert Suarez-2
14Trevor Megill+1
15Paul Sewald+2
16Raisel Iglesias-4
17Tanner Scott-1
18Jordan Romano-5
19Michael Kopech-
20José Alvarado-
21Jason Adam
22Griffin Jax-
23Jeff Hoffman-
24Hunter Harvey-
25Bryan Abreu+8
26Kirby Yates-8
27Ryan Pressly-2
28Craig Kimbrel+1
29Joe Jiménez-3
30Yennier Cano-3
31A.J. Minter-3
32Fernando Cruz-1
33Scott Barlow-1
34A.J. Puk+UR
35Kenley Jansen-5
36Matt Strahm
37Reed Garrett-1
38Yimi García+1
39JoJo Romero+1
40Adam Ottavino-3
41Danny Coulombe-
42Andrew Kittredge-4
43Chris Martin+8
44Kevin Ginkel-
45David Robertson-3
46Orion Kerkering+4
47Jason Foley-1
48Kyle Finnegan+6
49Daniel Hudson-4
50Carlos Estévez+5
51Garrett Cleavinger
52Bryan Hudson+5
53Alexis Díaz-19
54Alex Lange-11
55Hunter Gaddis-8
56Nick Sandlin-8
57Justin Slaten-8
58Blake Treinen+1
59Luke Weaver+22
60Cade Smith+3
61Tyler Rogers-5
62Colin Holderman-10
63Gabe Speier-5
64Adrian Morejon-2
65Ryan Walker-4
66Hunter Stratton-6
67Andrew Nardi+2
68Mark Leiter Jr.-2
69Austin Adams-1
70Lucas Erceg-
71John Schreiber
72Alex Vesia-1
73Enyel De Los Santos-6
74Phil Maton+1
75Ian Hamilton+1
76Taylor Rogers-3
77Erik Swanson-3
78Jacob Webb-1
79Jordan Leasure+21
80Ryan Thompson-2
81Caleb Thielbar-9
82Aroldis Chapman-17
83Steven Okert-4
84Erik Miller-1
85Lucas Sims+2
86Emilio Pagán+UR
87John Brebbia-5
88Keegan Akin-2
89Trevor Richards
90Joel Payamps+6
91Tim Herrin+4
92Sam Hentges+UR
93Hoby Milner+UR
94Kevin Kelly+UR
95Calvin Faucher+UR
96Elvis Peguero+UR
97Dylan Lee+UR
98Steven Wilson+UR
99Tyler Holton+UR
100Cole Sands-16

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: 5/17”

  1. Derek G says:

    Thanks for spotlighting JoJo Romero. Given that his leading of MLB in S+H isn’t new development–he has actually been among the top 5 in this category all season–why is he only in Tier 4?

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