Top 100 Relievers to Own in Save+Hold Leagues: 5/25 Update

Rick Graham's weekly update of the Top 100 Relievers to own in SV+HLDs leagues.

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Following up on our weekly Closers and Holds articles will be our Top 100 RP’s for SV+HD leagues every Friday. Use this list to get a feel for the current reliever market and to gauge value for trades, waiver adds, etc. Keep in mind, holds are much more volatile and harder to predict. We’ve only seen one season from a pitcher with more than 30 holds since 2016, while 26 closers have gone over 30 saves in that same timeframe.


  • It’s interesting to see Amir Garrett come back out for the 9th in a save situation, after working the 8th yesterday. Now it didn’t end well (allowed a 2 run HR before being replaced by Jared Hughes) but it’s worth noting that the Red’s were going with him for the two inning save. Hughes probably gets the next save chance, if one arise prior to Rasiel Iglesias returning from the DL, which should happen sometime next week.
  • Kenley Jansen was the only reliever to have 4 SV+HD’s this week (obviously all saves) while another 10 relievers had 3. Jansen keeps getting closer to his dominant self now, this week striking out 5 over 4 innings and allowing just two baserunners. It would be nice to see that K rate increase but for now, his owners can’t complain.

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.

4 responses to “Top 100 Relievers to Own in Save+Hold Leagues: 5/25 Update”

  1. Kurt says:

    Would you rather own Minter or Yates ros?

  2. Adrian says:

    Considering the nine spot drop, any concerns with Carl Edwards?

  3. Frankie says:

    Interesting that Kela is higher than Strickland in the Saves article, yet Strickland is much higher than Kela here. I don’t expect Strickland’s SV+HD value to change much if at all when Melancon comes back, and it’s slightly lower than Kela atm.

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