Top 100 Relievers for Save+Hold Leagues: 9/8

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

David Bednar and Matt Brash led all relievers with 4 SV+HLD’s this past week. Bednar continues to chug away and gives us a nice surprise with four saves to begin September despite not being at his best. I still wonder if the Pirates shut him down early as they have nothing to play for and he is closing in on his career high for innings pitched (just 1.2 IP away). Over the second half, Bednar’s K rate has dropped to 24% to go along with a 4.51 xFIP and 1.23 WHIP as he is showing signs of wearing down a bit to end the season.



  • Griffin Jax has had an up-and-down season, with August being particularly rough on him as he allowed 10 runs over 10 innings, however 8 runs came over two outings, and if you were to take away those two brutal outings, Jax would have a 1.25 ERA. 0.80 WHIP and 36 K’s over his past 36.1 IP. His 16 holds over that timeframe are also good for the 13th most in baseball, with Jax collecting three holds over the past week as well.
  • Julian Merryweather didn’t pick up his first hold until June 2nd of this season, but since then he has 16 of them, good for 7th most in baseball since June began. Walks are an issue still, but there’s plenty of swing-and-miss stuff here for him to be effective, and he’s been able to stay healthy finally, which has been the one thing holding him back in the past.


  • It’s easy to forget how good Tyler Kinley was last season and really how good he has been since late in the 2021 season. Over his past 57.1 IP, Kinley has a 2.20 ERA (3.38 xFIP), 1.08 WHIP, and 21.5% K-BB rate, numbers we will certainly take from a Colorado closer. He’s the best bullpen option for the Rockies at the moment, and should finish the season as the teams’ closer and likely open 2024 in the role as well.
  • Colin Poche is tough to trust at times because of his pedestrian pitch mix and questionable underlying numbers (4.76 xFIP plus just 12.9% K-BB, 11.9% SwStr, and 26.9% CSW rates) but he has made an effort to use his slider more as the season moves along and it has had a great effect so far. Holds are also not consistent, but he does have 18 on the season, which is good for 25th most in baseball.


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Injured List



Rank Pitcher Change
1Devin WilliamsT1-
2Pete Fairbanks-
3Raisel Iglesias-
4Josh Hader-
5Ryan Pressly-
6Jhoan Duran-
7Adbert Alzolay-
8Paul Sewald-
9Emmanuel Clase-
10Evan Phillips-
11Camilo Doval-
12Kenley Jansen-
13Andrés Muñoz-
14Tanner Scott-
15Robert Stephenson+13
16Jordan Romano-
17David Bednar-
18Alexis Díaz-
19Clay Holmes-
20Yennier Cano+4
21Craig Kimbrel
22Matt Brash+9
23José Alvarado-2
24Aroldis Chapman+2
25Bryan Abreu-2
26Mark Leiter Jr.-4
27Héctor Neris+3
28A.J. Minter-1
29Griffin Jax+8
30Chris Martin+4
31Joel Payamps-2
32Trevor Stephan-
33Andrew Nardi+2
34Danny Coulombe+2
35Kevin Ginkel+8
36Hunter Harvey+8
37Colin Holderman+8
38Jason Foley-
39Carlos Estévez-
40Taylor Rogers+2
41Tommy Kahnle
42Julian Merryweather+10
43Jordan Hicks-2
44Giovanny Gallegos+3
45Alex Lange+3
46Kyle Finnegan-13
47Jeff Hoffman+34
48Brusdar Graterol+7
49Brooks Raley+8
50A.J. Puk+1
51Lucas Sims+3
52Jonathan Loáisiga+12
53Ryan Helsley+UR
54Will Smith+23
55Reynaldo López+6
56Adam Ottavino-
57Trevor May+3
58Joe Jiménez+1
59Carlos Hernández-19
60Gregory Santos-14
61Abner Uribe
62Matt Moore-
63Tyler Kinley+UR
64Seranthony Domínguez+2
65Ryan Brasier+2
66Caleb Thielbar+2
67Tim Mayza+2
68John Schreiber+2
69Gregory Soto+2
72Kirby Yates+6
73José Leclerc-20
74Mason Miller+UR
75Ian Gibaut+9
76Robert Suarez+6
77Elvis Peguero-4
78Sam Hentges+11
80Colin Poche+18
81Steven Okert
82Dylan Lee+UR
83Wandy Peralta-
84Pierce Johnson-8
85Eli Morgan-6
86Chris Stratton-1
87Matt Strahm-1
88José Soriano-16
89Luke Jackson+1
90Trevor Richards-3
91Emilio Pagán-
92Scott McGough-
93Andrew Kittredge-19
94Garrett Whitlock-1
95Caleb Ferguson-1
96Scott Barlow+4
97David Robertson+2
98Gabe Speier+UR
99Tyler Holton+UR
100Yimi García-4

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: 9/8”

  1. Steve says:

    Why is Hader still.so high? He is good but he has 3 saves since Aug 1.

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