Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 7/21

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

Camilo Doval, Jason Foley, Devin Williams and Jhoan Duran each have 4 SV+HLD’s since the All-Star break to lead all relievers. Foley is the one non-closer reliever in the group, and while he also can’t come anywhere near the swing and miss potential as the other three, Foley has been one of the most steady holds contributors this season, tallying 17 holds on the season, good for 9th most in baseball. He’s basically been doing the Brusdar Graterol thing where he has a nasty sinker but no off-speed pitch to generate whiffs. Which is fine, it works, it just limits strikeout upside.



  • A.J. Puk has really been struggling over the past month, with a 10.00 ERA and 1.44 WHIP over his last 9 innings pitched. That does come with a 3.33 xFIP and 3.03 SIERA and 23.1% K-BB rate which is second best on the team over the past month behind only Tanner Scott. There’s a chance Scott overtakes Puk in pecking order here, but just as likely the Marlins go out and add a potential closer at the deadline. The team is still backing Puk as the closer and I think we could see a strong final two months from him.
  • Jordan Hicks has been a bit shaky in the month of July, not ideal for a Cardinals team that will be trading him in the next week or so. His 1.77 WHIP over 7.1 IP also comes with a disappointing 17.6% K rate but he still has managed to secure three saves and allowed just 2 ER over that span. Outside of maybe the Diamondbacks or Marlins as potential landing spots, I’m not sure Hicks will be closing out games come August 1st, so now may also be the best time for fantasy managers to sell on Hicks as well.


  • Robert Suarez is back with the Padres after a tumultuous rehab where he allowed 9 hits, 5 walks and 6 earned runs over 5 innings. If healthy, Suarez can be an elite set up man, and given the money he is making now and the state of the team, I’d imagine they will push him back in that role ASAP. I think for now, I’d caution more of a wait and see approach given how bad he’s looked.
  • Matt Moore rejoins the Angels bullpen and should basically replace Chris Devenski in a set up role for the time being. The Angels are one of the most interesting teams to follow leading up to the trade deadline, mostly because of Shohei Ohtani, but if they do decide to sell, they have plenty of bullpen pieces to move in Moore, Devenski and closer Carlos Estévez. For now, I like Moore’s situation, but he may not see as many hold chances come August 1st.




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Injured List



Rank Pitcher Change
1Félix BautistaT1-
2Craig Kimbrel
3Ryan Pressly-
4Paul Sewald-
5Jhoan Duran+1
6Camilo Doval+3
7Devin Williams+4
8Josh Hader+2
9Emmanuel Clase+3
10Jordan Romano-3
11A.J. Puk
12Raisel Iglesias-4
13David Bednar-
14Alexis Díaz-
15Pete Fairbanks+1
16Evan Phillips-1
17Aroldis Chapman+11
18Clay Holmes+4
19David Robertson+4
20Adbert Alzolay-2
21Andrés Muñoz
22Bryan Abreu+4
23Erik Swanson+4
24Kenley Jansen+6
25Scott Barlow-4
26Alex Lange-1
27Jordan Hicks-8
28Will Smith-4
29Giovanny Gallegos-
30Carlos Estévez+2
31Andrew Chafin+3
32Tanner Scott+4
33Mark Leiter Jr.-
34Jason Adam+1
35Joel Payamps+9
36Héctor Neris+3
37Griffin Jax+3
38Matt Brash+3
39Yennier Cano+4
40Chris Martin+5
41Lucas Sims
42Taylor Rogers+5
43Brooks Raley+5
44Scott McGough-24
45Tommy Kahnle-7
47Steven Wilson+UR
48Jason Foley+4
49Carlos Hernández+9
50Danny Coulombe+4
51Steven Okert-
52Trevor Stephan-3
54Adam Ottavino+6
55Kendall Graveman-2
56Robert Stephenson+8
57Elvis Peguero+26
58Caleb Ferguson+5
59Robert Suarez+UR
60Brusdar Graterol+2
61Gregory Soto
62Phil Maton+3
63Michael King-4
64José Soriano-3
65Jovani Moran+1
66Kirby Yates+2
67Colin Holderman-
68Justin Lawrence+1
69Nick Martinez+6
70Tim Mayza+10
71Dauri Moreta+3
72Nate Pearson+1
73Joe Jiménez-3
74Matt Moore+UR
75Eli Morgan+1
76Julian Merryweather-5
77Aaron Bummer-
78Colin Poche-
79Kevin Ginkel+UR
80Kyle Finnegan+UR
81Tom Cosgrove
82Reynaldo López+2
83Gregory Santos+12
84Trevor Richards+5
85Wandy Peralta+1
86Bryan Baker+2
87Miguel Castro-8
88Angel Perdomo+6
89Austin Adams-17
90Alex Young-
91Pierce Johnson-
92Matt Strahm-
93Jake Diekman-
94Yency Almonte+UR
95Nick Sandlin+UR
96Ron Marinaccio-9
97Jeff Hoffman-
98Abner Uribe+1
100Trevor May-15

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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