Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 8/12

Top 100 RP rankings for Saves + Holds leagues in 2022

Alexis Díaz continues to impress in his rookie season, and while there isn’t much for this current Reds team to get excited about, he certainly looks like a future closer. Walks are an issue (as they were with his brother earlier in his career), but he does have and impressive 32.4% K rate. He is also in the 100th percentile in spin rate, and extension while also in the the 97th/98th percentile in xBA and Whiff rate accordingly. For whatever reason, the Reds continue to go with Hunter Strickland (and his 5.76 ERA/1.63 WHIP, who ranks 169 out of 171 qualified RP’s in K-BB%) in the ninth inning to close out games, but it’s quite clear who the best reliever on this team is right now.



  • Despite the addition of David Robertson at the deadline, it was Seranthony Domínguez who was used for the two save situations earlier this week, with Robertson working the 8th inning in one of them. It’s hard to argue with the decision as Seranthony has allowed just four earned runs over his last 36 innings pitched.


  • Gregory Soto remains tough to trust for me giving the volatility and just how bad his blowups tend to be when they happen. The 12.8% K-BB rate, .323 xWOBA, 4.52 xFIP, and 91.4 mph avg. Exit Velo don’t exactly inspire confidence either.


  • Anthony Bender has looked good since returning from the IL (5 games, 4.1 IP, 0 hits) and could put current closer Tanner Scott on the hot seat. Scott has pitched well in August as well, but Bender was the teams preferred closing option back in April.


  • Emmanuel Clase and Rowan Wick each had 3 SV+HLD’s this past week to lead all relievers. Wick has been lights out this week, but it’s worth mentioning that two saves came against the Nationals and one last night against the Reds. Wick still has a WHIP of 1.65 on the season and isn’t a recommended option outside of deeper leagues.


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

2 responses to “Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 8/12”

  1. SC says:

    You think the Yanks’ closer role is back to Chapman now?

  2. Rick Graham says:

    nothing “official” yet but it makes sense.

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