Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 7/8

Top 100 RP rankings for Saves + Holds leagues in 2022

Even before Josh Staumont landing on the IL, Scott Barlow had pulled away in their closer committee and has had a somewhat quiet yet very effective past two months as the Royals top reliever. Over this timespan, Barlow has a 2.73 ERA, 1.025 WHIP, and 27 K’s over 26.1 innings, with his 14 SV+HLD’s good for sixth most in all of baseball. The strikeout rate may be down, but it has been rising as of late and his chase rate is fantastic (36.4%), leading to believe there’s some upside left here.




  • It’s weird seeing John Schreiber this high on the list, but I think it’s justified. His 2.10 SIERA, and 27.2% K-BB rate rank inside the top 15 amongst all relievers, with his 35.1% Whiff rate just missing the top 15 (18th). As far as SV+HLD’s go, he leads all of MLB with 18 SV+HLD’s over the past two months, also picking up 2 wins in the process. Just keep on riding this until the wheels fall off.


  • With the return of Liam Hendriks, Kendall Graveman gets bumped down a bit while I also could see some (slight) negative regression coming his way over the second half. Graveman’s not one to get Whiffs (21.7%) and there’s value in sinker balling ground ball relievers, but it does leave a lot up to chance, and that 1.34 WHIP isn’t making me feel confident about him holding a 2.45 ERA this way.


  • Alexis Díaz is scheduled to return to the Reds bullpen today, and it will be interesting to see if he’s able to get back into the saves mix again. My guess is he won’t because that seems like a thing the Reds would do, but either way, he should at the very least get into the mix for holds and once again provide value for those of you in holds leagues as the best Reds relief option.


  • David Bednar, Phil Bickford, Wil Crowe, and Alex Lange each had 3 SV+HLD’s this past week. Bickford is a bit of a surprise on the list but with all the injuries the Dodgers bullpen has suffered (now Brusdar Graterol) Bickford has worked himself back into a setup role. I say back into because he was actually effective in high leverage work for the team last season, compiling 10 holds with a 2.50 ERA and 1.03 WHIP over 50+ innings.


Rank Pitcher Change
1Josh HaderT1-
2Edwin Díaz-
3Liam Hendriks+UR
4Raisel Iglesias
5Emmanuel Clase-1
6Clay Holmes-1
7Ryan Pressly+1
8Taylor Rogers-2
9Jordan Romano-2
10Devin Williams-
11Camilo Doval
12Ryan Helsley+3
13David Bednar-2
14Paul Sewald+4
15Jhoan Duran-2
16A.J. Minter-2
17John Schreiber+15
18Michael King+4
19Giovanny Gallegos-3
20Craig Kimbrel-8
21David Robertson
22Seranthony Domínguez-2
23Joe Barlow-
24Daniel Bard-
25Gregory Soto+3
26Jorge López-1
27Scott Barlow-1
28Tanner Houck-1
29Tanner Rainey-
30Tanner Scott-
31Diego Castillo
32Brooks Raley+3
33Jason Adam+3
34Andrés Muñoz+14
35Evan Phillips+14
36Kendall Graveman-15
37Michael Fulmer-6
38Héctor Neris-4
39Eli Morgan-
40Alex Lange+4
41Will Smith
42Seth Lugo-4
43Andrew Chafin-2
44Griffin Jax-4
45Colin Poche+6
46Brad Boxberger-4
47Rafael Montero-1
48Félix Bautista+5
49Drew Smith-6
50Ryne Stanek-5
51Wil Crowe+14
52Alexis Díaz+UR
53Erik Swanson+2
54Ryan Tepera
55Matt Wisler-3
56Collin McHugh-2
57Tyler Matzek+UR
58Aroldis Chapman-8
59Luis García-2
60Dennis Santana-4
61Adam Cimber+7
63Aaron Loup-1
64Anthony Bass+8
65Scott Effross+1
66Matt Strahm-3
67Tim Mayza-8
68Corey Knebel
69Emilio Pagán+1
70Brusdar Graterol-1
71José Leclerc-
72Brad Hand+6
73Tyler Duffey+7
74Steven Okert+9
75A.J. Puk+20
76Phil Bickford+UR
77Joe Kelly-30
78Joe Mantiply+4
79Adam Ottavino-3
80Mychal Givens-5
81Brock Burke-21
82Phil Maton+3
83Joely Rodríguez+1
84John Brebbia
85Jordan Hicks+UR
86Alex Vesia-5
87Dominic Leone-26
88Domingo Acevedo+UR
89Hunter Strickland+7
90Jake Diekman-17
91Wandy Peralta-14
92José Cuas+6
93Dillon Tate-3
94Zach Jackson+UR
95Caleb Thielbar-4
96Taylor Clarke+UR
97Andrew Bellatti+UR
98Dylan Coleman-11
99Mark Melancon-
100Lou Trivino-7


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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.

3 responses to “Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 7/8”

  1. BB says:

    Great list, lots of overdue adjustments and seems really dialed in now – thanks!

  2. Trevor says:

    I was really hoping the Tanners would converge.

  3. J.C. Aoudad says:

    Wonder where Joe Barlow would be if he had lost the closer job on Thursday instead of Friday.

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