The Saves Index

The Saves Index
The Saves Index

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

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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