Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 7/29

Top 100 RP rankings for Saves + Holds leagues in 2022

It appears Brett Martin’s stint as closer in Texas could be coming to an end here, with Matt Moore picking up a save last night after Martin worked the 7th inning on Wednesday. After picking up three quick saves after Joe Barlow was removed from the closer role, things have been quiet for Martin on the save front as he also has suffered a blown save+loss while allowing 5 earned runs in back to back outings. While I do like Martin as a reliever, there’s just too many other higher upside options in this bullpen it feels like, so I can’t imagine him hanging on to this closer role much longer.



  • I talked about Garrett Whitlock and Tanner Houck on Tuesday and on the podcast. While Whitlock has two saves this week, Houck went on to get a loss after allowing a home run in the ninth to Josh Naylor on Wednesday night. Whitlock’s ability to get lefties out as well as righties should make him the preferred option to close out games for this team and it could leave Houck without a set role moving forward.


  • Diego Castillo was placed on the 15 day IL this week with a shoulder ailment, which should give Erik Swanson a bump in SV+HLD opportunities, at least in the short term. This bullpen is so deep that sometimes Swanson is the forgotten man, but he has been one of the better relievers in baseball this season with a 2.32 SIERA, to go along with 27.9% K-BB and 17.2% SwStr rates.


  • A name to watch in the Padres bullpen as Taylor Rogers continues to struggle is Nick Martinez, who opened the year in the rotation but has thrived as a reliever this month. Rogers still has the closer role for now but has to be on thin ice at this point, so another meltdown could result in a change here.


  • Alexis Díaz, Luis García, Zach Jackson each had 3 SV+HLD’s this past week to lead all relievers. It should only be a matter of time before Díaz starts getting the bulk of the save chances in Cincinnati, whether Hunter Strickland is traded or not (I mean 5.91 xFIP, .368 xwOBA, 4.7% K-BB rate…what are we doing here?). As I mentioned above with Martinez, García would also certainly be in the mix should the Padres make a chance at closer.


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


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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.

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