Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 9/25

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

If there were a comeback reliever of the year award, I’d imagine the honor would go to Trevor Rosenthal (with Daniel Bard not far behind) following his dominant (short) season. Rosenthal was able to get back to his 2017 self after missing all of 2o18 and struggling mightily over 15.1 IP last year. His 38.8% K rate ranks 10th amongst all qualified relievers this year and he’s also in the top 10% in many xStat categories. After signing a minor league contract this past offseason, it will be interesting to see what Rosenthal commands on the open market this winter.




  • Rosenthal’s replacement in Kansas City, Greg Holland, had been lights out since taking over as the teams closer. Over the past 30 days he has a 18/1 K/BB rate while allowing just 6 hits over 12.1 IP. However, he is dealing with an oblique injury, so look for the Royals to turn to Jesse Hahn or Scott Barlow if they are in a save situation this weekend against Detroit.
  • Stefan Crichton finishes of the season with 4 games at home against the Rockies, which should set up as a pretty safe bet for one, maybe two more saves from him. Crichton has admirably filled in as the Diamondbacks closer following the trade of Archie Bradley, and I wonder if the organization feels comfortable about him returning to the role for 2021.


  • The White Sox bullpen has gotten some reinforcements in the past week, first with the promotion of 2020 draft pick Garret Crochet and then getting Aaron Bummer back yesterday after a lengthy IL stint. Crochet has electric stuff, especially from the left side, as he sits at 100 MPH but I’m not sure if he will see any hold situations before the season ends. Bummer will likely be eased back into action and may not see a hold situation this weekend, either, making both options a gamble for those needing saves or holds.
  • Mike Mayers and Justin Wilson led all relievers this past week with 3 SV+HLDs. Mayers has been fantastic this season and is now finally starting to see SV+HLD usage. Unfortunately, the Angels get the Dodgers this weekend to end the year, but perhaps the Dodgers, who have clinched the top NL seed, will sit some of their regulars.



Rank Pitcher Change
1Liam HendriksT1-
2Devin Williams-
3Nick Anderson-
4Drew Pomeranz-
5Aroldis Chapman-
6Kenley Jansen
7Edwin Díaz+2
8Brad Hand+4
9Tyler Duffey-1
10Ryan Pressly-
11Josh Hader-4
12Diego Castillo
13Trevor Rosenthal+2
14Mark Melancon-1
15Raisel Iglesias+1
16Alex Colomé-2
17Sergio Romo+1
18Jake Diekman+3
19Jeremy Jeffress+6
21James Karinchak+2
22Archie Bradley-
23Blake Treinen-4
24Chris Martin+13
26Héctor Neris+2
27Taylor Rogers-3
28Zack Britton+3
29Will Smith+13
30Matt Barnes-1
31Matt Andriese
32Joakim Soria+11
33Rafael Dolis+13
34Stefan Crichton+19
35Ryan Brasier-1
37Andrew Miller+4
38Giovanny Gallegos+UR
39Rafael Montero-22
40Nick Wittgren+14
41Jesse Hahn+7
42Daniel Bard-16
44Tommy Hunter+25
45Brandon Kintzler+5
46Justin Wilson+9
47Félix Peña+28
48Scott Barlow-18
49Shane Greene-11
50Chad Green-14
51Yoshi Hirano
52Jonathan Hernández-20
53Will Harris-9
54Tyler Clippard+13
55Wander Suero+5
56Richard Rodríguez-4
57Codi Heuer+19
58Ryan Helsley+24
59Yimi García-12
60Gregory Soto-3
61Bryan Garcia-5
62Pedro Báez-3
63Emilio Pagán-5
64Tyler Webb+9
65Trevor May+1
66Josh Staumont-21
68John Gant+UR
69Anthony Bass+5
70Daniel Hudson-30
71Freddy Peralta
72Craig Kimbrel+5
73Garrett Crochet+UR
74Aaron Bummer+UR
75Yusmeiro Petit-13
76César Valdez+18
77Adam Ottavino+1
78Lucas Sims-14
79Miguel Castro+9
80Kyle McGowin-12
81Alex Reyes+5
82Hunter Harvey+10
83David Phelps-4
84Héctor Rondón+3
85Mychal Givens-5
87A.J. Cole-6
88Yohan Ramírez-5
89Buck Farmer-5
90Tanner Scott+3
91Carlos Estévez-6
92Brusdar Graterol-1
93Oliver Drake+5
94Jake McGee+1
95JoJo Romero-32
96Phil Maton-24
97Jarlín García+2
98Junior Guerra+UR
99Enoli Paredes-2
100T.J. McFarland-4


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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: 9/25”

  1. Skipper says:

    Thanks for everything this season! Who’s the best bet for a couple SV/HLDs this weekend? Options are Mayers, Andriese, Martin, Hahn, and Brasier

    • Rick Graham says:

      I love what Mayers has been doing, but Hahn and Martin have the better matchups. I doubt any one gets 2 SV+HLD’s so I’m still leaning towards Mayers and hoping the Angels can take one from the Dodgers.

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