Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 8/19

Top 100 RP rankings for Saves + Holds leagues in 2022

While he hasn’t been as dominant since the first month of the season, Wil Crowe continues to be an effective option for the Pirates and fantasy mangers in holds leagues alike. With David Bednar now on the shelf, Crowe should see save chances and could throughout the remainder of the season as there is no reason for the team to rush Bednar back. Prior to his latest outing where he allowed two hits and two earned runs, Crowe had been effective since the All-Star break, and should remain a valuable option in SV+HLD leagues no matter what the team decides to do with Bednar.




  • Pete Fairbanks has pitched well since making his season debut after the All-Star break and while Jason Adam looks like the favorite for saves at the moment, Fairbanks is certainly improving his SV+HLD league value. He’s averaging 2 MPH more on his fastball this year (averaging a cool 99 MPH) resulting in an uptick to his K rate so far (36.6%). Even with Nick Anderson also due back shortly, Fairbanks should have a steady role somewhere at the back end of this bullpen.


  • With Clay Holmes landing on the IL earlier in the week, the Yankees will likely revert back to Aroldis Chapman as their closer, and he could very well finish the season in that role depending on how he fares. Chapman had been better as of late, but did allow a hit and two walks in his most previous outing, so we still are no where near seeing the lights out Chapman of years past. Despite the volatility, an increased high leverage role should help his value (and Scott Effross’s) in SV+HLD leagues.


  • It hasn’t been the season we had hoped for from Ryan Tepera, but there’s still some time to salvage it, especially with the potential to end the year as the teams closer. He’s currently splitting that role with José Quijada, but as the righty and veteran in the duo, I’d imagine he gets the bulk of the chances. Tepera has not allowed a run over his last seven innings while allowing just three hits, but only has four strikeouts over that span (1 walk).


  • Liam Hendriks, Raisel Iglesias, Kenley Jansen and Caleb Thielbar each had 3 SV+HLD’s this past week to lead all relievers. Thielbar is the surprise name on the list but he has been awesome since returning from the IL earlier this month (7 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K, 5 HLD’s) and is still the Twins only left handed reliever option.


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

One response to “Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 8/19”

  1. Big Joey says:

    Gotta get Matt Bush in the rankings!

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