Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 5/31

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

Jhoan Duran, Hunter Harvey, Ryan Helsley, and Griffin Jax all had at least three SV+HLDs this past week as well. I said “at least” because Duran had a whopping five SV+HLD’s, which I believe this may be the first time I’ve ever seen that in one week. Perhaps even more wild is that he really didn’t pitch all that well, with a 1.615 WHIP and only three K’s. I don’t love the mediocrity Duran has been showing lately, but as long as he’s racking up saves and not allowing runs, it’s hard to complain too much (he’s also the only reliever with double digit SV+HLD’s in the month of May). It’s also good to see Harvey and Jax on here as the two have been lights out pretty much all season and are in the top tier of holds options for a reason.





  • Edwin Díaz, A.J. Minter, Lucas Erceg, Erik Swanson, Gabe Speier, Keegan Akin, Hoby Milner, and Caleb Ferguson all fell off the list this week. Díaz, Minter, and Erceg landed on the IL, while Swanson was optioned to AAA somewhat surprisingly. Akin, Milner and Ferguson are all fringe options who have been yo-yoing back and forth on the list, while Speier has been a big disappointment. A decrease in velo this year has really plagued Speier, and I wonder if he’s dealing with some sort of injury here.


  • JoJo Romero and Ryan Helsley lead the league in SV+HLDs for the season with 18 total now. Helsley has started to show some cracks lately, allowing runs in his last three outings and finishing May with some paltry numbers (4.00 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 6 K’s over 9 IP). The good news is he looks healthy and the velo hasn’t dropped, he just has had some trouble keeping hitters off balance. I think it’s most likely just a little rut he is going through rather than anything glaring. I’d still consider selling high given his track record (only one season over 47 IP) but would by no means panic sell.


  • Quick closer update since Closing Time came out on Tuesday. There are currently four relievers who were drafted in the top 100 of most drafts this winter that I have some concerns with going forward. I talked about Jordan Romano on Closing Time this week and we also talked about his struggles on the Podcast last night with Kyle Bland, but Romano finishes May with a 1.88 WHIP and 4.18 xFIP and just isn’t getting swings and misses like he used to (26.1% O-Swing and 88.6% Z-Contact).
  • Camilo Doval has also been underwhelming with an 11.7% K-BB rate this month to go along with a 4.09 SIERA and his 1.41 WHIP for the season has been an eyesore. The command is a legitimate issue.
  • Raisel Iglesias has apparently lost his ability to miss bats with just 18.9% K, 10.5% SwStr, and 26.6% CSW rates over the month of May, and while he’s survived so far I feel like rough times may be ahead.
  • Lastly, we have David Bednar who despite posting a 2.19 ERA and 1.05 WHIP in May, might still run into issues sooner rather than later. He’s giving up way too much contact (91.4% Z-Contact in May!) as he’s just failing to miss bats like we are used to seeing from him (23.3% CSW in May). So despite the good ratios in May, the ERA indicators are still advising things are not all right here (4.67 xFIP, 4.38 SIERA in May).


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Injured List


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

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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