Top 100 Relievers to Own in Save+Hold Leagues: 6/1 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.


  • Felipe Vazquez melted down in epic fashion again last night, not even recording an out before allowing 5 (4 earned) runs. His velocity looked fine and he only issued one walk, but it’s obviously concerning that he continues to mix in these terrible outings which have raised his ERA to 4.84. There isn’t a clear cut line of  succession in place here if Vazquez were to land on the DL or lose his job outright, but Kyle Crick has been working in front of him recently and does have a cool 1.93 ERA.
  • We had a bunch if names leave the list this week. Adam Ottavino, Andrew Miller, Carl Edwards and Nick Vincent all were removed due to recent injuries that landed them on the DL. Brad Keller left the list due to his insertion into the Royal rotation.
  • Sean Doolittle was the lone reliever to have 4 SV+HD’s this week, while 10 others had 3.

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.

8 responses to “Top 100 Relievers to Own in Save+Hold Leagues: 6/1 Update”

  1. Joe says:

    What are the chances Seranthony takes the closer job soon? Or do you think Kaylee will not let that happen since he tends towards a committee?

  2. Scott says:

    Is betances droppable in 10 team s+h, league. He is getting the K’s and is pitching better but he has 3 holds all year. That blows my mind. Lots of other good relievers available. Thanks

  3. Scott says:

    Yates is available

    • Rick Graham says:

      Yea I’d probably go with Yates. You lose a little in the K column but gain in every other category.

  4. Play Ball says:

    Hey Rick.
    I traded Treinen for Jansen. Treinen has been awesome this year, but with Jansen throwing much better – average velo on cutter back to normal for him – I thought it best to take the known quantity in case Treinen turns into a pumpkin. Good move?

  5. Jake Matier says:

    Is Nicasio still relevant in a S/H league after SEA acquired Colome? Colome has appeared for a S or H in each of his first three appearances. Trying to add one more RP to the roster. Top available include Will Harris, Nisasio & Minter. Planning to drop Brach

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