Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 6/16

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

A.J. Minter had FOUR SV+HLD’s this past week to lead all relievers. Minter has been back to his normal self over his past ten outings, with a 1.04 ERA and .35 WHIP with a 32.1% K rate while adding 3 saves, 4 holds and a win. We know he still has plenty of value in SV+Hold leagues, but there could be some value left in save-only formats as Raisel Iglesias has had some issues recently (4.32 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 23.7% K rate in last nine games). Minter on the other hand has dealt with some bad luck this season, but he’s still missing bats at a high level (16.1% SwStr rate) because of his plus stuff (5.46 PLV) while not allowing free bases (5.5% BB rate).



  • Who currently ranks second amongst pitchers in SwStr% and CSW rate? Of course, it’s 31-year-old Brock Stewart who last pitched in Major League Baseball in 2019. Stewart has transformed into a Whiff generator this season, as he has upped his velo to 97 MPH on average, from the 91 MPH he was averaging in his previous MLB stint. There are some command issues here with a 13.3% walk rate (no walks over his last 8 IP though), but the Twins have faith in the righty as he’s starting to see more high-leverage work now.
  • With Colin Holderman landing on the IL this week, look for Dauri Moreta to see some more holds chances in his absence. The talented righty has been missing bats like crazy this season with 16.5% SwStr, 34.4% CSW, and 34.2% K rates. He’s also allowed just one earned run over his last 20 IP while allowing just nine hits and six walks. There’s some sneaky upside here if he can lock down a set-up role, as he only has 4 holds on the year (although 2 have come this month).


  • The Nationals are trying to move on from Kyle Finnegan as their closer, but Hunter Harvey and Carl Edwards Jr. have been too inconsistent. I still prefer Harvey in the long run, but Finnegan hasn’t been completely terrible over the past month (2.03 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 31.6% K rate over his last 13.1 IP) so he may be worth looking at in deep leagues still. Finnegan’s not a terrible reliever, he’s just not someone you should want as your top closing option.
  • The Athletics’ recent win streak shed some light on how their current bullpen may play out if they continue to find ways to win games. It does indeed look like Trevor May is the team’s primary closer for the time being, and while he’s not all the way back to prime Trevor May status, he has looked better since returning from the IL (outside of Sunday’s outing). The velocity is still way down, unfortunately, so that will be something May will need to work around in order to be productive.


And if you want more daily reliever updates, please check out our Reliever Ranks series.

Injured List


Rank Pitcher Change
1Félix BautistaT1-
2Emmanuel Clase+3
3Devin Williams
4Alexis Díaz-1
5Josh Hader-1
6David Bednar-
7Jhoan Duran-
8Ryan Pressly
9Camilo Doval-
10Andrés Muñoz+2
11José Alvarado-1
12Paul Sewald-1
13Jordan Romano-
14Yennier Cano-
15Erik Swanson-
16Bryan Abreu-
17A.J. Puk+4
18Raisel Iglesias
19Alex Lange+1
20Evan Phillips+3
21Jason Adam+3
22Pete Fairbanks+UR
23Clay Holmes+3
24David Robertson+5
25Andrew Chafin-
26Adbert Alzolay+11
27Scott Barlow-10
28Giovanny Gallegos
29Carlos Estévez-2
30Will Smith-2
31Kenley Jansen-1
32Craig Kimbrel-1
33Mark Leiter Jr.-1
34Michael King-1
35Scott McGough+37
36Aroldis Chapman-2
37Héctor Neris-1
38Kendall Graveman+14
39A.J. Minter
40Trevor Stephan+2
41Brusdar Graterol-
42Hunter Harvey-2
43Nick Anderson-4
44Griffin Jax+7
45Adam Ottavino-
46Matt Brash+2
47Tanner Scott+2
48Chris Martin+5
49Steven Wilson+5
50Tommy Kahnle+8
51Seranthony Domínguez-5
52Miguel Castro-8
53Caleb Ferguson
54Josh Sborz+44
55Brock Stewart+UR
56Lucas Sims+4
57Chris Devenski+5
58Nick Martinez+1
59Gregory Soto-12
60Brooks Raley-5
61Reynaldo López+15
62Sam Hentges-5
63Joe Mantiply+UR
64Jason Foley
65Phil Maton-1
66Dauri Moreta+27
67Taylor Rogers-1
68Joel Payamps-1
69Steven Okert-1
70Jordan Hicks-1
71Austin Adams+4
72Justin Lawrence+1
74Joe Kelly-9
75Kyle Finnegan+UR
76Trevor May+UR
77Ron Marinaccio
79Andrew Nardi+9
80Bryan Baker+10
81Eli Morgan+2
82Alex Young+2
83Drew Smith-6
84Tim Mayza+15
85Joe Jiménez+UR
86Wandy Peralta+10
87Nate Pearson+10
88Colin Poche+12
89Dylan Floro-11
90Collin McHugh+UR
91Danny Coulombe
92Luis Garcia+UR
93Robert Stephenson+2
94Peter Strzelecki-15
95Jorge López-8
98Carlos Hernández-9
99Jovani Moran+UR
100Carl Edwards Jr.+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.

One response to “Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 6/16”

  1. Joel says:

    Jose Soriano has 5 holds in 6 appearances with 10:2 k:bb should be on there! Got the 8th yesterday.

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