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

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

Alexis Díaz, Adam Ottavino, Joel Payamps, and Ryan Pressly each had three SV+HLD’s this past week to lead all relievers. The recently named All-Star Díaz continues his impressive season and it’s good to see Ottavino on this list as the Mets had not been able to provide many SV+HLD chances for a while. Payamps and Pressly continue to quietly have amazing seasons, with Pressly certainly being one of the bigger All-Star game snubs.



  • Even factoring in a couple of poor outings in June, Scott Barlow has still been one of the better closers in baseball (save totals aside) since May. His 33.7% K and CSW rates both rank in the top 5 amongst current closers as does his 2.72 xFIP. The stuff is there, and the hope now is that he is finally traded to a team where he’ll get plenty of SV+HLD opportunities.
  • I had talked a few weeks ago about how well Taylor Rogers has been pitching since mid-April and the next step was just getting more hold chances. Well, he finally got a hold on Wednesday, his first since the middle of May, and hopefully, there are more holds to come as his brother Tyler can’t be the only one getting holds.


  • Colin Holderman is off the IL and back in a setup role in front of closer David Bednar. That should remain his role for the rest of the season, so long as the Pirates aren’t selling pieces like Bednar at the deadline. Bednar is having a career year and the reliever market looks like it may be a bit thin, so for the Pirates (7.5 games out of a playoff spot), perhaps it does make sense to move Bednar now while they can get maximum value.
  • Nate Pearson may only have one hold this season but he has pitched really well out of the bullpen and between him and Trevor Richards, there’s potential to have huge second half value in holds leagues so long as one of them is able to start seeing consistent hold chances. For now, Yimi García continues to be a secondary setup option but his 4.84 ERA and 1.47 WHIP aren’t exactly helping his case to stick in that role.


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Injured List



Rank Pitcher Change
1Félix BautistaT1-
2Emmanuel Clase
3Devin Williams+2
4Josh Hader-1
5Alexis Díaz-1
6David Bednar-
7Ryan Pressly+1
8Jhoan Duran-1
9Camilo Doval-
10Jordan Romano-
11Andrés Muñoz
12Paul Sewald+1
13Evan Phillips+4
14Craig Kimbrel-
15A.J. Puk+1
16Raisel Iglesias-1
17Pete Fairbanks+4
18Scott Barlow+9
19Clay Holmes+3
20Bryan Abreu-
21Carlos Estévez
22Erik Swanson-3
23Will Smith+7
24Alex Lange-1
25Scott McGough+3
26Adbert Alzolay-1
27David Robertson-3
28Jordan Hicks+1
29Aroldis Chapman+9
30A.J. Minter+6
31Kenley Jansen
32Giovanny Gallegos+3
33Mark Leiter Jr.-1
34Andrew Chafin-1
35Hunter Harvey+2
36Jason Adam-2
37Josh Sborz+6
38Tommy Kahnle+6
39José Alvarado-27
40Héctor Neris-1
41Griffin Jax+4
42Tanner Scott+5
43Matt Brash+5
44Taylor Rogers+8
45Yennier Cano-27
46Chris Martin
47Joel Payamps+16
48Lucas Sims+8
49Brooks Raley+8
51Trevor Stephan-10
52Nick Anderson-6
53Chris Devenski+6
54Jason Foley+7
55Danny Coulombe+3
57Gregory Soto+3
58Steven Okert+7
59José Soriano+32
60Adam Ottavino-9
61Phil Maton+6
62Carlos Hernández+34
63Caleb Ferguson-8
64Michael King-24
65Jovani Moran+30
66Brusdar Graterol
67Colin Holderman+UR
68Julian Merryweather+1
69Dauri Moreta+4
70Kendall Graveman-28
71Aaron Bummer+29
72Robert Stephenson-4
73Austin Adams-1
74Nate Pearson+20
75Kirby Yates+24
76Joe Jiménez+4
77Nick Martinez-6
78Colin Poche+4
79Reynaldo López-3
80Sam Hentges-6
81Miguel Castro-15
82Tom Cosgrove+UR
83Justin Lawrence-13
84Trevor May+UR
85Eli Morgan-4
86Wandy Peralta
87Ron Marinaccio-8
88Tim Mayza-5
89Alex Young-5
90Pierce Johnson+8
91Bryan Baker-1
92Elvis Peguero-
93Jake Diekman+UR
94Matt Strahm+UR
95Trevor Richards+UR
96Ian Hamilton-18
97Jeff Hoffman+UR
98Angel Perdomo+UR
99Gregory Santos+UR
100Kyle Nelson+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.

2 responses to “Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 7/7”

  1. Him says:

    Payamps requires respect. I’ll take him over all of Tier 5 easy.

  2. Gene says:

    Is there a list strictly for middle relief pitchers? My league counts Holds and Saves as two distinct categories. Was there a Holds list in the past?

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