Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 6/30

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

Elvis Peguero had FOUR SV+HLD’s this past week to lead all relievers. The sinker/slider specialist has been a great find for the Brewers this season and has worked himself into a set-up role lately with 7 SV+HLD’s over the past three weeks. Despite just a 21% K rate, there may be more strikeout potential in there as he does have 31.4% Whiff rate. Even if he doesn’t improve on that K rate, he’s still going to help with holds and his high GB rate should help keep that ERA down.



  • After excelling in the closer role with Pete Fairbanks sideline, Jason Adam has been a little disappointing lately, especially over his last 22 IP where he has a 3.68 ERA (4.20 xFIP), 1.23 WHIP, and 19.6% K-BB rate. Again, not terrible, but just not what we were expecting from Adam after last year’s breakout. He also only has two holds and zero saves since Fairbanks came back two weeks ago. He still remains the team’s best setup option, but he’s just not as appealing as others in the first few tiers.
  • Daniel Hudson should be making his return to the Dodgers bullpen today, and it’ll be very interesting to see how things start to shake out here as Evan Phillips has been pitching great as of late and still should be considered the favorite for saves moving forward (for now). I have a pretty aggressive rank for Hudson despite his age and not pitching for a year, but he was so dominant for the Dodgers before his ACL injury last year that I wouldn’t want to miss out if he can recapture that magic.


  • The Padres lost their second-best reliever this week as Steven Wilson landed on the IL, so that leaves Nick Martinez to fulfill the setup duties in front of Josh Hader. The problem is, Martinez has been pretty awful lately, with a 6.19 ERA, 2.00 WHIP, and just a 14.3% K rate over his last 19 innings. If this Padres team is going to turn things around, they will need the bullpen to figure things out, and that likely starts with Martinez getting the ball to Hader.
  • Joe Jiménez has been great over his last ten innings (1 ER, 0.90 WHIP) and I really want to see him factor into more hold chances but this bullpen just might be too deep at the moment to allow for that. Even Kirby Yates is pitching lights again, as he has a 1.72 ERA (2.23 SIERA), 0.89 WHIP, and 38.3% K rate over his last 15.2 innings pitched. This bullpen is a big reason why the Braves have the best record in the NL right now.


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Injured List



Rank Pitcher Change
1Félix BautistaT1-
2Emmanuel Clase-
3Josh Hader
4Alexis Díaz-
5Devin Williams-
6David Bednar-
7Jhoan Duran-
8Ryan Pressly-
9Camilo Doval-
10Jordan Romano+3
11Andrés Muñoz
12José Alvarado-1
13Paul Sewald-1
14Craig Kimbrel+13
15Raisel Iglesias+4
16A.J. Puk+1
17Evan Phillips+1
18Yennier Cano-4
19Erik Swanson-4
20Bryan Abreu-4
21Pete Fairbanks
22Clay Holmes-1
23Alex Lange-1
24David Robertson-
25Adbert Alzolay+1
26Carlos Estévez+2
27Scott Barlow+2
28Scott McGough+2
29Jordan Hicks+4
30Will Smith+1
31Kenley Jansen
32Mark Leiter Jr.+3
33Andrew Chafin-8
34Jason Adam-11
35Giovanny Gallegos-1
36A.J. Minter+1
37Hunter Harvey+6
38Aroldis Chapman-2
39Héctor Neris-
40Michael King-
41Trevor Stephan
42Kendall Graveman-4
43Josh Sborz+8
44Tommy Kahnle+6
45Griffin Jax-1
46Nick Anderson-1
47Tanner Scott+6
48Matt Brash-
49Daniel Hudson+UR
50Brusdar Graterol-8
51Adam Ottavino
52Taylor Rogers+4
54Andrew Nardi+11
55Caleb Ferguson-8
56Lucas Sims-4
57Brooks Raley+5
58Danny Coulombe+9
59Chris Devenski+2
60Gregory Soto-3
61Jason Foley-6
62Chris Martin-4
63Joel Payamps-
65Steven Okert-1
66Miguel Castro
67Phil Maton+3
68Robert Stephenson+6
69Julian Merryweather+4
70Justin Lawrence+5
71Nick Martinez-11
72Austin Adams-
73Dauri Moreta-2
74Sam Hentges-6
75Joe Kelly+2
76Reynaldo López+2
77Matt Bush+UR
78Ian Hamilton+UR
79Ron Marinaccio+2
80Joe Jiménez+18
81Eli Morgan
82Colin Poche+1
83Tim Mayza+2
84Alex Young+2
85Drew Smith+2
86Michael Fulmer+2
87Wandy Peralta+2
90Bryan Baker+7
91José Soriano+9
92Elvis Peguero+UR
93Tim Hill-1
94Nate Pearson+UR
95Jovani Moran+UR
96Carlos Hernández-2
97Grant Anderson+UR
98Pierce Johnson+UR
99Kirby Yates+UR
100Aaron Bummer+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: 6/30”

  1. Big Mike says:

    Kinda surprised not to see any love for AJ Minter or Jose Soriano. Both have been lights out the past month and are getting plenty of leverage spots.

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