Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 9/11

Rick Graham updates his top 100 relief pitchers for SV+HD leagues.

Giovanny Gallegos was pulled from yesterdays (blown) save chance with what the team is calling a groin injury. Any injury at this stage of the year could easily end one’s season, so if Gallegos lands on the IL today, that would make him an easy drop in all non-keeper formats. In his absence look for Andrew Miller or John Gant to take over the closer duties, at least until Ryan Helsley starts pitching better.




  • Ken Giles continues to progress in his rehab and should return either this weekend or early next week. The team has said he won’t be thrown into save chances right away, but I think we will see him closing out games by this time next week.
  • Daniel Bard has been great since taking over as the Rockies closer, and while the Rockies schedule isn’t ideal for the next 10 days, the last week of the season is looking great for Bard and the rest of the Rockies pitching staff.


  • After earning two saves towards the end of August, Gregory Soto has basically disappeared from the Tigers late-inning plans, with Bryan Garcia now the clubs top closer option. Soto blew a save on September 4th, but did not factor in to the teams past 3 save chances.
  • Jake Diekman, Jarlin Garcia, and Tony Watson all had 3 SV+HLD a piece this past week. Diekman has yet to allow an earned run on the season, which is clearly quite impressive. However, that has been the result of a lot of luck considering his 17.2% BB rate ranks 6th highest amongst 188 qualified relievers this year.



Rank Pitcher Change
1Liam HendriksT1-
2Devin Williams-
3Josh Hader-
4Nick Anderson-
5Drew Pomeranz-
6Kenley Jansen
7Tyler Duffey-
8James Karinchak+3
9Aroldis Chapman-
10Tanner Rainey+2
11Ryan Pressly+2
12Edwin Díaz+2
13Brad Hand+2
15Diego Castillo
16Taylor Rogers-
17Trevor Rosenthal+2
18Mark Melancon+4
19Alex Colomé-1
20Scott Barlow+4
21Zack Britton+9
22Rafael Montero-2
23Jonathan Hernández-2
24Ken Giles+45
25Sergio Romo
26Blake Treinen-1
28Joakim Soria-2
29Raisel Iglesias-6
30Nick Wittgren+2
31Jake Diekman+14
33Chad Green-23
34Daniel Hudson+8
35Daniel Bard+28
36Matt Barnes+4
37Jeremy Jeffress+4
38Giovanny Gallegos-32
39Shane Greene
40Chris Martin-5
41Brandon Workman-3
42Rowan Wick+4
43Archie Bradley-6
44Ty Buttrey-11
45Richard Rodríguez+17
46Will Smith-12
47Will Harris+1
48David Phelps-20
49Justin Wilson+4
50Yusmeiro Petit-3
51Gregory Soto-12
52Josh Staumont-1
53Emilio Pagán-1
54Anthony Bass+5
55John Gant+6
56Andrew Miller+37
57Brandon Kintzler+3
58Lucas Sims+12
59Pedro Báez+26
60Ryan Brasier+7
61Rafael Dolis+16
62Tyler Clippard+2
63Adam Ottavino-19
64Héctor Neris+2
65Kevin Ginkel+UR
66Freddy Peralta
67Oliver Drake+23
69Bryan Garcia+UR
70Mychal Givens-5
71Caleb Ferguson-28
72Trevor May-18
73Félix Peña-17
74Phil Maton-6
77Tommy Hunter-3
78Carlos Estévez-23
79Ryan Helsley-8
80A.J. Cole+1
81Yimi García+1
82Buck Farmer+1
83Jake McGee+3
84Brusdar Graterol+3
85Hunter Harvey+11
86Wander Suero+UR
87Codi Heuer+UR
88Tanner Scott-
89Yohan Ramírez+UR
90Jarlín García+UR
91T.J. McFarland-16
92José Cisnero-42
93Kyle Ryan-13
94Oliver Pérez-10
95César Valdez+UR
96A.J. Minter-4
97Jesse Hahn-6
98Luis Cessa-4
99Craig Kimbrel-2
100Keone Kela-2


Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire | Adapted by Justin Paradis (@freshmeatcomm on Twitter)

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: 9/11”

  1. Big Joey says:

    What are your thoughts on Wisler (MIN)? I know the Twins have a loaded bullpen but they seem to be using him in important situations. Is he a good option for SP/RP Hlds+SVs? Or would you rather have Soto (DET)? Thanks!

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