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The Saves Index

Andy Behrens
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The Saves Index is a ranking of the top 50 relievers, based solely on their potential to earn saves from the present through the remainder of the season. In a case where two relievers have similar saves potential, the additional standard roto categories will be used to differentiate them.

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Saves Index: Top 50 relievers
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1. Craig Kimbrel ATL  
2. Aroldis Chapman CIN Hamstring soreness was an issue over the weekend, leading to a rogue save from Broxton.
3. Koji Uehara BOS  
4. Greg Holland KAN  
5. Kenley Jansen LAD  
6. Joakim Soria TEX Potential trade chip for Texas, which could open the door for Feliz.
7. Huston Street SDG Finally blew a save chance on Saturday, but it was his first of the season. There's trade risk here, but we say it with Street every year.
8. Rafael Soriano WAS  
9. Sean Doolittle OAK Doolittle has allowed 6 ERs over his last five appearances, but the Ks are still piling up, and the WHIP remains 0.69.
10. David Robertson NYY  
11. Steve Cishek MIA  
12. Francisco Rodriguez MIL  
13. Glen Perkins MIN He's given up runs in three of his last six outings, but the most recent appearances have been trouble-free.
14. Casey Janssen TOR  
15. Fernando Rodney SEA  
16. Trevor Rosenthal STL Things had been going so well, but Rosenthal was mauled over the weekend (1.1 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 2 Ks). Not at obvious risk, but it would be nice to see a clean inning.
17. Jonathan Papelbon PHI  
18. Zach Britton BAL Appreciate the SP-eligibility. Thanks, Baltimore.
19. Addison Reed ARI Reed required a vote of confidence from his manager last week; shaky option, but he converted a save chance on Sunday.
20. LaTroy Hawkins COL  
21. Chad Qualls HOU  
22. Cody Allen CLE  
23. Mark Melancon PIT  
24. Joe Smith LAA  
25. Santiago Casilla SFO Bruce Bochy made it official, naming Casilla his closer. Sergio Romo is still scuffling, so he's not an immediate threat.
26. Jake McGee TAM Rays are still running a committee, but McGee has the last two saves, plus he has the best stuff. He's the guy to own.
27. Hector Rondon CHC  
28. Jenrry Mejia NYM Feels like it's been forever since the Mets created a save opportunity.
29. Jake Petricka CHW The White Sox don't have an official closer, but Petricka earned Sunday's save, and he's pitched well in recent weeks.
30. Joe Nathan DET This team has an urgent, obvious need for bullpen help. You have to assume the Tigers will be buying a closer soon.
31. Joba Chamberlain DET  
32. Brad Ziegler ARI Ziggy has been much, much better than Reed. Needs to be rostered in any deep-ish competitive league.
33. Jonathan Broxton CIN  
48. A.J. Burnett PHI  
35. Joel Peralta TAM  
36. Neil Ramirez CHC  
37. Danny Farquhar SEA  
38. Dellin Betances NYY  
39. Wade Davis KAN  
40. Grant Balfour TAM  
41. Junichi Tazawa BOS  
42. Pat Neshek STL Neshek is a first-time all-star, at age 33. Nicely done, sir.
43. Bryan Shaw CLE  
44. Drew Storen WAS  
45. Tyler Clippard WAS  
46. Neftali Feliz TEX  
47. Joaquin Benoit SDG Like Street, Benoit could be a trade chip for the Pads. His former employer should be interested.
48. A.J. Burnett PHI  
49. Zach Putnam CHW  
50. Sergio Romo SFO  

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