Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 7/28

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

Adbert Alzolay and Mark Leiter Jr. each have 4 SV+HLD’s this past week as the Cubs continued their hot steak. The late inning duo have been incredible this season, and a big part of the reason the Cubs are only 4 games out of a playoff spot. Alzolay has had an up and down July (4.09 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 15/1 K/BB ratio) but is a fairly safe bet to remain in the closer role for this team the remainder of the season.



  • The stove is officially hot as we’ve had a few moves the past couple of days, with the biggest reliever move being David Robertson heading to Miami. Robertson should slide right into the closer role for the Marlins with A.J. Puk and Tanner Scott working in setup roles. The Mets will likely turn to Adam Ottavino and Brooks Raley for save chances, for the time being at least as both could be moved by Tuesday as well.
  • John Schreiber returned to the Red Sox bullpen this week, giving them a much needed boost as a late inning high leverage reliever Alex Cora can trust. Chaim Bloom had mentioned the Red Sox being in the market for right handed 7th inning reliever, perhaps he was alluding to the return of Schreiber as being that guy.


  • Seranthony Domínguez also returned this past week, giving the Phillies bullpen another late inning option along with Craig Kimbrel and Gregory Soto. Domínguez was not pitching well prior to landing on the IL, but we know what kind of upside he possesses and the Phills will likely need to lean on him to get high leverage outs.
  • After a fantastic start to the season, things have started to unravel for Astros reliever Phil Maton a bit lately as he has an ERA of 9.82 and WHIP of 2.59 (9/5 BB/K ratio) in July. Maton has just 4 holds since the start of June (and one save) and the Astros will likely add a reliever or two at the deadline, which could bump Maton out of holds chances altogether.


  • Joe Kelly also returned this week, just in time to show teams that he is healthy and ready to be traded. Despite the 4.97 ERA, teams should be interested in adding the veteran reliever as he has dealt with some bad luck (2.84 xFIP) and his stuff continues to miss bats (34.3% CSW rate).
  • Pierce Johnson was traded to Atlanta, netting the Rockies the Braves 10th and 25th ranked prospects according to MLB.com. Johnson made his debut with the Braves yesterday allowing a hit and unearned run in the loss. It’s been a rough season for Johnson (1.84 WHIP) but he still possesses a plus curveball that gets plenty of swings and misses and I’d imagine the Braves will be able to get more out of Johnson than the Rockies.




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Injured List



Rank Pitcher Change
1Félix BautistaT1-
2Craig Kimbrel
3Ryan Pressly-
4Paul Sewald-
5Jhoan Duran-
6Devin Williams+1
7Camilo Doval-1
8Jordan Romano+2
9Josh Hader-1
10Raisel Iglesias+2
11Emmanuel Clase-2
12David Bednar+1
13Alexis Díaz+1
14Pete Fairbanks+1
15Evan Phillips+1
16Clay Holmes+2
17David Robertson+2
18Adbert Alzolay+2
19Aroldis Chapman-2
20Andrés Muñoz+1
21Bryan Abreu
22Kenley Jansen+2
23Alex Lange+3
24Will Smith+4
25Jordan Hicks+2
26Giovanny Gallegos+3
27Carlos Estévez+3
28Kevin Ginkel+51
29Mark Leiter Jr.+4
30Erik Swanson-7
31Jason Adam+3
32Andrew Chafin-1
33Tanner Scott-1
34Joel Payamps+1
35Héctor Neris+1
36A.J. Puk-25
37Griffin Jax-
38Matt Brash-
39Yennier Cano-
40Chris Martin-
41Lucas Sims
42Tommy Kahnle+3
43Brooks Raley-
44Taylor Rogers-2
46Steven Wilson+1
47Jason Foley+1
48Carlos Hernández+1
49John Schreiber+UR
50Seranthony Domínguez+UR
51Adam Ottavino+3
52Danny Coulombe-2
53Scott McGough-9
54Steven Okert-3
55Scott Barlow-30
56Trevor Stephan-4
57Brusdar Graterol+3
58Michael King+5
59Gregory Soto+2
60Robert Suarez-1
61Robert Stephenson
63Caleb Ferguson-5
64Colin Holderman+3
65Tim Mayza+5
66Matt Moore+8
67José Soriano-3
68Kendall Graveman-13
69Elvis Peguero-12
70Julian Merryweather+6
71Jovani Moran-6
72Joe Jiménez+1
73Kirby Yates-7
74Nick Martinez-5
75Dauri Moreta-4
76Eli Morgan-1
77Colin Poche+1
78Aaron Bummer-1
79Joe Kelly+UR
80Reynaldo López+2
81Phil Maton
82Wandy Peralta+3
83Gregory Santos-
84Trevor Richards-
85Ian Gibaut+UR
86Abner Uribe+12
87Pierce Johnson+4
88Justin Lawrence-20
89Kyle Finnegan-9
90Bryan Baker-4
91Tom Cosgrove-10
92Yency Almonte+2
93Angel Perdomo-5
94Austin Adams-5
95Alex Young-5
96Matt Strahm-4
98Ben Heller+UR
99Jake Diekman-6

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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