Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 8/26

Top 100 RP rankings for Saves + Holds leagues in 2022

Garrett Whitlock has once again been amazing as a reliever this season and as a Red Sox fan, I hope we see him as the teams closer through the remainder of his contract (potentially through 2028). In 31.1 IP this season out of the bullpen, Whitlock has a 25.9% K-BB rate and 2.75 xFIP while keeping his ERA and WHIP at a cool 1.44 and 0.61 respectfully. He now has 104.2 innings as a reliever in his career (not a small sample size) with a 1.81 ERA and 0.96 WHIP. I know the three pitch mix and his contract make him a tempting cheap rotation option, but that contract also looks really really good with him as the teams closer moving forward.




  • Clay Holmes is set to return Monday and while the Yankees bullpen could desperately use the help, I’m not convinced that he will just go back to his first half self right away. The back injury certainly could have played into his recent issues, but I do worry that the book may be out on him and hitters have adapted to where they aren’t chasing his stuff out of the zone anymore.


  • Adam Ottavino has quietly had a great season for the Mets this year, with it being his best season since at least 2018 and perhaps even the best of his career. His 2.94 xFIP and 2.59 SIERA are the best of his career in a season where he’s pitched more than 27 innings and his 23.2% K-BB rate is the second highest of his career.


  • While there isn’t anything that sticks out in Kyle Finnegan’s profile to get excited about (plus the walk rate and hard hit metrics are concerning), he has still been a fairly steady presence at the back end of that Nationals bullpen and appears to be pulling away from Carl Edwards Jr. in their closer committee.


  • Brooks Raley and José Alvarado each had 3 SV+HLD’s this past week to lead all relievers. I talked about both relievers yesterday in the Hold Up, but I’ll reiterate how nice it is to see Alvarado back on the list again and really hope his control stays in check for the rest of the year. If he’s right and they can get Seranthony Domínguez back, this bullpen should lead them to a playoff spot.


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


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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: 8/26”

  1. BB says:

    Diego Castillo is a fine pitcher for SV/H formats so long as you don’t actually care about saves (6 total, last one 7/14) or holds (5 total, last one 8/10).

  2. Jcoop says:

    Sleeping on Pallante

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