Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 6/23

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

Jordan Hicks, Scott McGough, Josh Sborz and Steven Wilson each had three SV+HLD’s this past week to lead all relievers. Not one of the four allowed a run this past week while each reliever tallied at least three strikeouts as well. Hicks is the biggest riser of the bunch as he has come in to take over the closer role for the Cardinals, but I talked about him earlier in the week so let’s bring up McGough again. He now has four saves over the past eleven days and has been one of the best relievers in baseball over his last 23 innings pitched (36.5% K, 0.61 WHIP, 2.51 xFIP).



  • Chris Martin has been excellent for the Red Sox this season with a 1.99 ERA and 0.88 WHIP over 22.2 innings, so why is he moving down the list? He’s not moving down the list exactly as others are just moving up this week, but there is the fact that Martin’s upside is capped due to his low strikeout rate (23%). He has a high floor and is one of the safest holds options to roster, he just doesn’t have difference-making ability.
  • Miguel Castro has been falling down the depth chart in Arizona lately, and with how well McGough, Andrew Chafin, and Austin Adams have pitched recently, Castro may fall out of favor for high-leverage work. For the month of June, Castro has a 9.00 ERA (xFUP) and 1.83 WHIP while walking four batters to just three strikeouts over six innings.
  • Michael Fulmer has been pitching better over his last 10 innings, with a 33.3% K rate and 0.80 WHIP while not allowing a run. There’s competition now at the top of the Cubs bullpen depth chart but Fulmer should get a chance to work his way back into some high-leverage opportunities this summer.
  • José Soriano was perhaps the most unheralded of the Angels bullpen call-ups in recent months, but he has more than held his own at the MLB level and makes for a very interesting reliever to target in deeper/dynasty leagues. Soriano is a classic two-pitch reliever with a power fastball that sits in the upper 90’s and a big swing-and-miss curveball. While everyone is excited about Ben Joyce potentially being the Angels’ future closer, Soriano may actually be the name to monitor here.


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Injured List


Rank Pitcher Change
1Félix BautistaT1-
2Emmanuel Clase-
3Josh Hader+2
4Alexis Díaz-
5Devin Williams-2
6David Bednar-
7Jhoan Duran
8Ryan Pressly-
9Camilo Doval-
10Andrés Muñoz-
11José Alvarado-
12Paul Sewald-
13Jordan Romano-
14Yennier Cano
15Erik Swanson-
16Bryan Abreu-
17A.J. Puk-
18Evan Phillips+2
19Raisel Iglesias-1
20Pete Fairbanks+2
21Clay Holmes+2
22Alex Lange
23Jason Adam-2
24David Robertson-
25Andrew Chafin-
26Adbert Alzolay-
27Craig Kimbrel+5
28Carlos Estévez+1
29Scott Barlow-2
30Scott McGough+5
31Will Smith
32Kenley Jansen-1
33Jordan Hicks+37
34Giovanny Gallegos-6
35Mark Leiter Jr.-2
36Aroldis Chapman-
37A.J. Minter+2
38Kendall Graveman-
39Héctor Neris-2
40Michael King-6
41Trevor Stephan
42Brusdar Graterol-1
43Hunter Harvey-1
44Griffin Jax-
45Nick Anderson-2
46Adam Ottavino-1
47Caleb Ferguson+6
48Matt Brash-2
49Steven Wilson-
50Tommy Kahnle-
51Josh Sborz+3
52Lucas Sims+4
53Tanner Scott-6
54Brock Stewart+1
55Jason Foley+9
56Taylor Rogers+11
57Gregory Soto+2
58Chris Martin-10
59Miguel Castro-7
60Nick Martinez-2
61Chris Devenski
62Brooks Raley-2
63Joel Payamps+5
64Steven Okert+5
65Andrew Nardi+14
67Danny Coulombe+24
68Sam Hentges-6
69Joe Mantiply-6
70Phil Maton-5
71Dauri Moreta-5
72Austin Adams-1
73Julian Merryweather+UR
74Robert Stephenson+19
75Justin Lawrence-3
77Joe Kelly-3
78Reynaldo López-17
79Trevor May-3
80Kyle Finnegan-5
81Ron Marinaccio
82Eli Morgan-1
83Colin Poche+5
84Dylan Floro+5
85Tim Mayza-1
86Alex Young-4
87Drew Smith-4
88Michael Fulmer+UR
89Wandy Peralta-3
92Tim Hill+UR
93Josh Winckowski+UR
94Carlos Hernández+4
95Collin McHugh-5
96Peter Strzelecki-2
97Bryan Baker-17
98Joe Jiménez-13
99Brock Burke+UR
100José Soriano+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: 6/23”

  1. Frankie says:

    hey Rick –
    What is it about Alzolay that you value over guys locking up Holds? I get that he is a Statcast darling and the ‘closer’ for ChC, but there are a few lower ranked guys here such as Tyler Rogers (not Taylor which you have higher,) and H Neris which are ranking higher in our league (SVHD.)

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