Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 5/3

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

Yennier Cano, Danny Coulombe, Kyle Finnegan, Jason Foley, Hunter Harvey, Ryan Helsley, and Joe Kelly all had three SV+HLD’s this past week. Cano and Coulombe have stepped up this past week with Craig Kimbrel nursing a back injury. Kelly is the wild card of the group, as his numbers don’t look great but it does seem like he is dealing with some bad luck again. I think the ceiling is probably not as high as some of his underlying metrics may actually insist, but the Dodgers still trust him and the stuff is still interesting. What happens when Blake Treinen returns remains to be seen, meaning Kelly’s (who is dealing with a groin injury) May is somewhat make or break for him.




  • Jhoan Duran, Caleb Thielbar, Ryan Walker, Cade Smith, Caleb Ferguson, Ryan Thompson, and Enyel De Los Santos all join the list this week. Duran. The other six are likely to be on and off the list at certain points of the year, but guys like Walker, Smith and De Los Santos definitely have some untapped upside that could make them more intriguing. Thielbar, Ferguson and Thompson are veterans with limited upside but all have been forced into high leverage spots early on in the year so they can be valuable week to week.


  • Colin Poche, Abner Uribe, Tim Herrin, Seranthony Domínguez, Anthony Bender, Tyler Holton, and Emilio Pagán fell off the list this week. Poche wound up on the IL with a back injury. Uribe was sent down to AAA as he now has a 6.91 ERA and 1.88 WHIP and also was suspended six games recently for his role in a rather dumb fight with Jose Siri. Herrin and Pagan have fine surface level numbers but they are both down in velo this year and the xStats dont love where this is going (although I wouldn’t totally sleep on Pagan and his iVB). Dominguez and Bender have struggled mightily and likely won’t see any high-leverage usage until they figure things out. Holton is just low upside with a 5.40 ERA.


  • Kyle Finnegan, Jason Foley, Hunter Harvey, Ryan Helsley, Andrew Kittredge, David Robertson, JoJo Romero, Clay Holmes, and Robert Suarez lead the league in SV+HLD’s for the season with 10 apiece now. We have five closers and four non-closers here, with three of the four non-closers being on this list with their team’s respective closer (Nationals and Cardinals). Robertson is the one outlier in that sense, as the veteran continues to be a trustworthy reliever even at age 39. It’s crazy seeing him still able to miss bats at such a high rate (35.3% CSW) at this point in his career.


  • Helsley has been arguably the best reliever and closer in baseball this season so seeing him tied for the league lead in saves is no surprise. Finnegan, on the other hand, perhaps has been the most surprising reliever this season. The stuff is basically the same as it has always been, but Finnegan has done a better job locating his 97 MPH fastball upstairs (5.53 PLV on the pitch) although the splitter command has been a bit messy. The sweeper shows promise; he still doesn’t trust it, but that pitch could potentially push him over the hump. We’ve seen really good stretches from Finnegan before (June-August of 2023) but also periods of being terrible (March-May of 2023, and September/October).



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Injured List


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

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

  1. Paul says:

    Erceg could easily be in T4. He is filthy.

  2. Mikey says:

    Megill has to be moving up, not down. He’s gotten the last 2x save opportunities for the Brewers, they play a ton of close games, and he’s really dealing.

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