Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 7/22

Top 100 RP rankings for Saves + Holds leagues in 2022

While Julio Rodríguez is pulling away in the rookie of the year award, there was a point where I thought Jhoan Duran might have an outside chance to win the award as a reliever. Right now Duran ranks in the top ten amongst all relievers this season in xFIP (2.46), SIERA (2.11), GB% (58.4%), SwStr% (17.1%), Chase rate (38.2%) while his K-BB% rate (26.1%) ranks 15th. The Twins seem reluctant to make Duran the full-time closer, and that’s fair given that he is a rookie and can also work multiple innings if needed, but he is far and away the team’s best reliever right now and should probably have more than 16 SV+HLD’s on the season. The Twins should be a team in the mix for relief help at the deadline (I speculated Daniel Bard as an option on our podcast), but Duran should remain a high leverage factor regardless.



  • Camilo Doval basically has disappeared in the month of July, which is partly due to the Giants not playing well, but it still makes it hard to justify Doval inside the top 20 right now, especially with how Gabe Kapler manages his bullpen. One thing not to worry about however is yesterday’s signing of Trevor Rosenthal, as he likely won’t be ready to contribute until September at the earliest.


  • I mentioned it earlier in the week but will do so again as to why David Robertson and Daniel Bard fell in the rankings. It’s simply due to them being dealt at the deadline and neither one is guaranteed to wind up in a spot where they will be closing out games (it’s possible, but odds are against it). Working in set up or middle relief roles for new teams will more than likely dampen their value. 


  • With Tanner Rainey sidelined for the rest of the season, the Nationals will likely turn to Kyle Finnegan to close out games the rest of the way, but should they? Carl Edwards Jr. has been great for them this season, and while he may actually be the team’s best trade chip (outside of that Soto guy of course), if he stays with the club I’d love to see him get save chances over Finnegan.



Rank Pitcher Change
1Edwin DíazT1-
2Josh Hader-
3Liam Hendriks-
4Raisel Iglesias
5Emmanuel Clase-
6Clay Holmes-
7Devin Williams-
8Ryan Pressly-
9Jordan Romano-
10David Bednar-
11Ryan Helsley-
12Paul Sewald-
13Kenley Jansen-
14Taylor Rogers-
15Jhoan Duran-
16Seranthony Domínguez
17A.J. Minter-
18John Schreiber-
19Michael King-
20Jason Adam+6
21Andrés Muñoz+6
22Camilo Doval-6
23Jorge López-
24Scott Barlow-
25Craig Kimbrel-4
26Brooks Raley+5
27Giovanny Gallegos+2
28Alexis Díaz+8
29Tanner Houck+6
30Gregory Soto+2
31Evan Phillips
32Garrett Whitlock+5
33Diego Castillo-3
34David Robertson-12
35Michael Fulmer-2
36Kendall Graveman-2
37Daniel Bard-12
38Eli Morgan+2
39Tanner Scott-1
40Héctor Neris-1
41Alex Lange-
42Andrew Chafin-
43Griffin Jax-
44Rafael Montero+2
45Seth Lugo-
46Félix Bautista+1
47Wil Crowe+1
48Pete Fairbanks+UR
49Corey Knebel-5
50Génesis Cabrera-
51Josh Staumont
52Brad Boxberger-1
53Colin Poche-4
54Collin McHugh-2
55Drew Smith-1
56Ryne Stanek-1
57Erik Swanson-1
58Ryan Tepera-1
59Matt Wisler-1
60Luis García+1
61Anthony Bass+1
62Yimi García-2
63A.J. Puk+2
64Scott Effross-1
65Joe Mantiply+17
66Tyler Matzek-7
67Tyler Duffey-3
68Brett Martin+1
69Aroldis Chapman+3
70Tim Mayza-2
71Aaron Loup
72Emilio Pagán-1
73José Leclerc+1
74Jonathan Loáisiga-1
75Jonathan Hernández+UR
76Brad Hand-1
77Adam Cimber-11
78Will Smith-25
79Steven Okert+1
80Adam Ottavino+6
81Joe Kelly+7
82Trevor Stephan+8
83Jordan Hicks+6
84Dennis Santana-6
85Brock Burke-8
86Dominic Leone+10
87Domingo Acevedo-2
88Carl Edwards Jr.+UR
89Kyle Finnegan-6
90Lou Trivino-11
91Phil Maton
92Steven Wilson+UR
93Mychal Givens-17
94Joe Jiménez+UR
95Ryan Thompson+UR
96Zach Jackson+UR
97Connor Brogdon+UR
98Alex Vesia-14
99Matt Brash-8
100Joely Rodríguez-5


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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: 7/22”

  1. Peter guigli says:

    Not sure why you have Raisel Iglesias rank so high. His numbers so far aren’t good. The angels can’t score and get him into save opportunities. I know he is very good but unless get traded there are better choices. Saves and hold league we start 3. I have A.J. Minter D.Williams and Ryan Helsley plus Iglesias on my bench but will start next week because I just pick up( must start any ww plckup the following week) Do you think he will be trade before deadline? Where in Boston are you? Weymouth ma for me.

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