Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 8/25

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

Adbert Alzolay and Kyle Finnegan led all relievers with 4 SV+HLD’s this past week. We joked on the podcast last night about the fact that these two closers have led the league in saves since the All-Star break, something that absolutely no one would have guessed at the beginning of the season, which just goes to show how unpredictable the reliever world is. Alzolay remains super consistent, with just one blown save on the season, with Alexis Díaz being the only other closer to have just one blown save. I talked about Finnegan earlier in the week in my Closing Time article, and I still think he is getting very lucky this season, but ride the hot hand for now as he has been a game changer in the SV or SV+HLD category.



  • JoJo Romero continues to impress as the Cardinals interim closer, and with Ryan Helsley continuing to experience setbacks, there’s a pretty good chance Romero finishes the season as the team’s closer. Even if he does not, Romero should figure into some sort of high-leverage role as he has a 1.96 xFIP, 36.4% CSW, and 29.9% K-BB rates over his past 22.2 IP.
  • Taking over as the White Sox closer has not been too kind to Gregory Santos who has a 7.56 ERA and 1.56 WHIP for the month and just two saves. Fortunately for him and for those rostering him, there isn’t much competition in this bullpen to contend with, so Santos should continue to see save chances for the time being.


  • Robert Stephenson has low-key been the most dominant reliever in baseball since June started, and yet he only has two holds to show for it. Since joining the Rays (25.2 IP), Stephenson has been a bat-missing machine with 27.9% SwStr (1st in MLB by 6.5%), 41.5% CSW rates (1st in MLB by 2%), and 33.3% K-BB rates (3rd in MLB) while his 2.13 SIERA over that span is also good for 3rd best amongst qualified relievers. While the SV+HLD’s have been tough to come by this season, the impending free agent could be a sleeper pick in drafts next year.
  • Trevor May has been a lot better since July started, and his 9 saves are good enough for 12th most amongst relievers since July 1st. It still comes with a 5.09 xFIP and 7.9% K-BB rate over that span (15.1 IP), so he likely won’t be helpful in other categories, but for those trying to climb back in the SV+HLD (or Saves only) category, he’s become a steady source of those.


And if you want more daily reliever updates, please check out our Reliever Ranks series.

Injured List



Rank Pitcher Change
1Félix BautistaT1-
2Devin Williams
3Craig Kimbrel-
4Ryan Pressly-
5Camilo Doval-
6Josh Hader-
7Paul Sewald-
8Jhoan Duran-
9Raisel Iglesias-
10Jordan Romano-
11Emmanuel Clase-
12Evan Phillips+1
13Andrés Muñoz-1
14Pete Fairbanks-
15Adbert Alzolay-
16David Bednar-
17Alexis Díaz-
18Clay Holmes+2
19JoJo Romero+15
20Kenley Jansen-2
21Erik Swanson
22Aroldis Chapman-
23Bryan Abreu+1
24Mark Leiter Jr.+2
25José Alvarado+UR
26A.J. Minter+3
27Joel Payamps+1
28Jason Adam-1
29Tanner Scott+1
30David Robertson-11
31Héctor Neris-
32Griffin Jax+5
33Matt Brash+5
34Yennier Cano+5
35Kyle Finnegan-3
36Chris Martin-3
37Gregory Santos-12
38Giovanny Gallegos-3
39Carlos Hernández+1
40Jason Foley+7
41Tommy Kahnle
42Jordan Hicks-
43Josh Sborz-7
44Trevor Stephan-1
45Brooks Raley-1
46Taylor Rogers-
47Reynaldo López+2
48Kevin Ginkel+2
49Andrew Nardi+4
50Hunter Harvey+7
51Robert Stephenson+10
52Colin Holderman-4
53Danny Coulombe+UR
54Alex Lange-
55A.J. Puk-10
56Matt Moore-4
57Adam Ottavino+3
58Will Smith-35
59Carlos Estévez-4
61Lucas Sims-3
62Michael King-11
63Brusdar Graterol-7
64Robert Suarez-2
65Tim Mayza-1
66Julian Merryweather+5
67Abner Uribe+5
68Joe Jiménez+6
69Steven Wilson+4
70Trevor May+UR
71Jonathan Loáisiga
72Seranthony Domínguez-4
73John Schreiber-10
74Caleb Thielbar-9
76Steven Okert-10
77Gregory Soto-8
78José Soriano-3
79Andrew Kittredge+21
80Kendall Graveman-3
81Elvis Peguero-
82Ian Gibaut+9
84Kirby Yates-5
85Aaron Bummer-1
86Pierce Johnson-3
87Eli Morgan-2
88Matt Strahm-1
89Garrett Whitlock+1
90Scott McGough+5
91Emilio Pagán+7
92Luke Jackson+UR
93Ryan Brasier+6
94Jeff Hoffman-1
95Wandy Peralta-7
97Tristan Beck+UR
98Tyler Holton+UR
99Trent Thornton+UR
100Chris Stratton+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: 8/25”

  1. Babbo B says:

    Surprised to see Doval holding at #5 despite his struggles (3.1 IP, 5 H, 5 BB, 4 K, 13.50 ERA, 4 blown saves over his last 4 appearances).

  2. Josh says:

    Topa criminally underrated each week here.
    His peripherals are solid.
    His deployment is locked in.
    His team is winning a lot!

    Give me Topa over JoJo Romero, Payamps, and other higher ranked guys that have disappeared over last two weeks.

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