Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 9/16

Top 100 RP rankings for Saves + Holds leagues in 2022




  • Héctor Neris, Kendall Graveman, and Garrett Whitlock dropped a bit this week, as each may see their roles diminish following the returns of fellow bullpen members on their team. With Whitlock, it’s more about him wearing down and Matt Barnes taking over the closer role than anything.


  • With a 5.60 ERA, 1.92 WHIP and 2.4% K-BB rate since August, I thought the Tigers may shy away from Gregory Soto in the closer role but it appears that he is still in the late innings mix for now despite being the 4th/5th best reliever on the roster. It will be interesting to see if the team commits to him as the closer for next season by the end of the year.


  • Tanner Scott may not be closing out games anymore, but at least he’s back to his more natural set up role as Dylan Floro appears to be taking over the closer role. The strikeout upside will always be tantalizing, but the 15.2% walk rate (leading to an ugly 1.55 WHIP) will keep him down the list.


  • Scott Alexander, Emmanuel Clase, Camilo Doval, Ryan Helsley, and James Karinchak each had 3 SV+HLD’s this past week to lead all relievers. Alexander is the outsider of the group, as he was just recently called up by the Giants and has immediately worked his way into a holds role it seems. That being said, I’m not sure the veteran lefty brings enough upside to be rostered the rest of the way.


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


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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: 9/16”

  1. William Sisco says:

    It feels like Cionel Perez is way too low. Any reason his ranking is so below his season performance?

    • Rick Graham says:

      Feel like he’s been a bit lucky this season. 3.64 SIERA, 3.73 xFIP, 26.8% chase rate and 13.3% K-BB rate are OK at best. Love to see the 10 holds since the All-Star break, but holds remain tough to predict.

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