Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 9/15

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

Pete Fairbanks led all relievers with 4 SV+HLD’s this past week. The Fairbanks/Robert Stephenson duo right now is the best in baseball, and has been since June (see chart below). For Fairbanks, it’s always been about staying healthy and he looks to be hitting his stride at the right time for the Rays, as he was sitting 100 MPH last night while striking out the Orioles in order to end the game. Despite all the injuries, the Rays still have managed to develop an elite bullpen and solid starting rotation for their playoff push, and with this reliever group, I would not count them out as AL contenders this postseason.


Pete Fairbanks 29.2 44.3% 15% 36.8% 2.03 2.08 2.43 0.84
Robert Stephenson 34.1 43.2% 28.8% 42.4% 2.26 1.82 2.36 0.67
Stats since June 1st



  • Josh Hader hasn’t exactly pitched poorly over the past couple of weeks, he just hasn’t really pitched. We are halfway through September and Hader has totaled just 2 IP this month and has totaled just 8 innings since August 2nd, picking up only 2 saves over that span (the last save coming on August 28th). Even if the Padres are struggling to produce save situations for him, it’s interesting that the team is refusing to use him in non-save situations on a weekly basis, and I wonder if he has quietly been shut down or limited for the remainder of the season. Perhaps it’s at Hader’s request as he is about to enter free agency, or perhaps the team wants to bring him back next season and prefers him to be fresh. Either way, I wouldn’t expect many more appearances from Hader this year.


  • Kenley Jansen was placed on the COVID-IL this week and will be out for the weekend at least, but I think this could be another situation where the team and player may agree to shut the player down or at least limit his usage the rest of the way. The only reason for Jansen to return at this point is to help add to his career save totals, which he may want to do, but I wonder if the Red Sox prefer to shut him down now that a new front office regime will be taking over this offseason. For now, Chris Martin should be viewed as the favorite to pick up save chances.



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

Injured List



Rank Pitcher Change
1Pete FairbanksT1+1
2Robert Stephenson+13
3Devin Williams-2
4Ryan Pressly+1
5Raisel Iglesias-2
6Tanner Scott+8
7Jhoan Duran-1
8Paul Sewald-
9Emmanuel Clase-
10Evan Phillips-
11Camilo Doval-
12Matt Brash+10
13David Bednar+4
14Josh Hader-10
15Jordan Romano+1
16Alexis Díaz+2
17Andrés Muñoz-4
18Clay Holmes+1
19Julian Merryweather+23
20Craig Kimbrel+1
21Aroldis Chapman
22Erik Swanson+UR
23José Alvarado-
24Yennier Cano-4
25Bryan Abreu-
26A.J. Minter+2
27Mark Leiter Jr.-1
28Giovanny Gallegos+16
29Ryan Helsley+24
30Chris Martin-
31Héctor Neris-4
32Trevor Stephan-
33Griffin Jax-4
34Kevin Ginkel+1
35Andrew Nardi-2
36Colin Holderman+1
37Jeff Hoffman+10
38Alex Lange+7
39Carlos Estévez-
40Joel Payamps-9
41Danny Coulombe
42Tommy Kahnle-1
43Brooks Raley+6
44Reynaldo López+11
45Hunter Harvey-9
46Jason Foley-8
47Taylor Rogers-7
48Jordan Hicks-5
49Brusdar Graterol-1
50Lucas Sims+1
51A.J. Puk-1
52Ryan Brasier+13
53Caleb Thielbar+13
54John Schreiber+14
55Abner Uribe+6
56Ben Joyce+UR
57Kirby Yates+15
58Gregory Soto+11
60Robert Suarez+16
61Joe Jiménez
62Kyle Finnegan-16
63Adam Ottavino-7
65Sam Hentges+13
66Colin Poche+14
67Ian Gibaut+8
68Tim Mayza-1
69Tyler Kinley-6
70Seranthony Domínguez-6
71Elvis Peguero+6
72Trevor May-15
74Will Smith-20
75Gregory Santos-15
76Carlos Hernández-17
77Bryan Shaw+UR
78Matt Moore-16
79Joe Kelly+UR
80Michael Fulmer+UR
81Pierce Johnson
82Chris Stratton+4
83John King+UR
84Matt Strahm+3
85Wandy Peralta-2
86David Robertson+11
87Tyler Holton+12
88Garrett Whitlock+6
89Caleb Ferguson+6
90Scott Barlow+6
91José Leclerc-18
92Emilio Pagán-1
93José Soriano-5
94Luke Jackson-5
95Steven Okert-14
96Scott McGough-4
97Fernando Cruz+UR
98Tom Cosgrove+UR
99Jake Diekman+UR
100Casey Lawrence+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.

One response to “Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 9/15”

  1. EM says:

    Trevor Megill? And do you think Pressly should be so high given his 2nd half results?

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