Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 5/26

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

Jovani Moran had three SV+HLD’s this past week to lead all relievers. I’m sure no one was expecting to hear that name at the top of the weekly leaderboard, but I for one am kind of excited about this as Moran was one of my favorite preseason sleepers. Walks are still an issue but he has been pitching better over his past 5.1 IP with just 1 hit allowed and a 7/3 K/BB ratio. He could rise up this list quickly if he can keep putting together quality weeks.




  • Pete Fairbanks currently has a 1.69 ERA and yet I think we are all still concerned about his rest of season outlook. The good news is, his velocity is finally starting to creep upward, as we was able to average 98 on his fastball in his last outing and was at 98.7 two outings ago. The whiffs are still absent though, and he’s already ditched that splitter that was being hyped up this spring. It’s good to see the velo return at least and hopefully, the whiffs will follow shortly.
  • On the flip side, Erik Swanson has seen his velo dip over the last couple of outings (in which he’s allowed 6 ER over 2.2 IP) so there is definitely a little bit of concern here. Swanson is usually in the 93-94 MPH range but the last two times out averaged 92 MPH. It may just be some arm fatigue, but it’s definitely worth monitoring.


  • Michael King has been lights out this season, especially as of late, so why is he falling down the ranks this week? Well, it doesn’t appear that he will be seeing save chances anytime soon with it looking like Clay Holmes and Wandy Peralta are ahead of him in the pecking order. Not only that, but King only has ONE hold on the season so far, which came back on April 8th. Theres still a lot to like about King, just don’t expect a ton of SV+HLD totals.
  • Kendall Graveman has been fine so far this season and hasn’t even allowed a run in May, but once closer Liam Hendriks returns, he’ll likely fall back into a secondary setup role with how dominant Joe Kelly has been this season. Graveman’s 4.97 xFIP and 13.4% K-BB rate don’t exactly spark confidence.


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Injured List


Rank Pitcher Change
1Devin WilliamsT1-
2Félix Bautista-
3Josh Hader-
4Alexis Díaz+3
5Yennier Cano-
6Emmanuel Clase-
7David Bednar-3
8Paul Sewald-
9Jhoan Duran+3
10Jordan Romano-1
11Ryan Pressly
12Raisel Iglesias+4
13Evan Phillips-3
14Camilo Doval-
15Bryan Abreu-
16Ryan Helsley-3
17Alex Lange+2
18David Robertson-1
19Pete Fairbanks+6
20Andrew Chafin+4
21Kenley Jansen
22Giovanny Gallegos-
23Scott Barlow-
24Carlos Estévez+5
25Clay Holmes+8
26Will Smith+1
27Craig Kimbrel+1
28Erik Swanson-7
29Jason Adam-3
30Michael King-10
31Aroldis Chapman
32Gregory Soto+2
33Mark Leiter Jr.-3
34Héctor Neris+1
35Matt Brash+1
36Brusdar Graterol+6
37James Karinchak+3
38Adbert Alzolay+1
39Nick Anderson+4
40Trevor Stephan+4
41Caleb Ferguson+4
42Adam Ottavino-1
43Hunter Harvey+3
44Miguel Castro+5
45Matt Moore+7
46Griffin Jax
47A.J. Minter-9
48Seranthony Domínguez-16
49Chris Martin+1
50Steven Wilson+3
51Brooks Raley+9
52Drew Smith-5
53Sam Hentges-2
54Nick Martinez+1
55Jorge López-1
56Colin Holderman+3
57Taylor Rogers-1
58Tanner Scott+3
60Jason Foley-2
61Lucas Sims+4
62Joe Kelly+23
63Bryan Baker-
64Brandon Hughes-
65Joel Payamps+27
66Justin Lawrence
67Josh Winckowski+2
68Joe Jiménez-2
69Kendall Graveman-12
70Carlos Hernández-
71Wandy Peralta+5
72Peter Strzelecki-
74Phil Maton+7
75Eli Morgan+7
76Jeremiah Estrada+24
77Dylan Floro-15
78Luis García-5
79Jordan Hicks+7
80Collin McHugh-6
81Pierce Johnson+2
82Steven Okert+9
83Brock Burke-3
84Carl Edwards Jr.+11
85Huascar Brazoban-14
86Reynaldo López
87Connor Brogdon+7
88Scott McGough+UR
89Michael Fulmer-12
90Ron Marinaccio+9
91Austin Adams+UR
92Trevor Gott+5
93Danny Coulombe+UR
94Alex Young-6
95John Brebbia+UR
96Tim Mayza+2
97Josh Staumont+UR
99Jovani Moran+UR
100Dauri Moreta+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.

6 responses to “Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 5/26”

  1. Leo says:

    No Kyle Finnegan?

  2. Gary says:

    I think you’re switching Taylor and Tyler Rogers here

  3. Chivas R. says:

    Matt Brash has been overrated all season for one reason and one only — an obsession with Ks. He has not been good for the most part.

  4. Ben says:

    Get Brock Stewart onto this list.

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