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Save Opportunities Leaders: 2015 MLB Season

Save Opportunities occur when a pitcher enters the game while their team has the lead (with a three or less run lead) with the goal of ending the game.

Also referred to as "Save Situation" or "SVO."

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Those who lead the league in save opportunities do not display any great individual skill other than already being anointed the team’s closer and not yet losing that position. A save opportunity is entirely a team-dependent statistic, as being given a save opportunity requires: 1) a pitcher’s team having a lead (but not too big of a lead) in the late innings of a game, and 2) a pitcher’s manager allowing him to pitch. It does not matter how well or poorly a reliever pitches in his save opportunity; if he does not give up the lead he will be given a save, and if he does give up the lead he will be given a blown save. However, in either situation he will be given a save opportunity regardless of the outcome of the game.


CHANGE SEASON: 
Save Opportunities Leaders
RankPlayerPosTeamSave Opportunities
1Mark MelanconPPIT53
2Trevor RosenthalPSTL51
3Jeurys FamiliaPNYM48
4Brad BoxbergerPTB47
5Huston StreetPLAA45
6Santiago CasillaPSF44
7Craig KimbrelPBOS43
8David RobertsonPCWS41
9Francisco RodriguezPDET40
10Zach BrittonPBAL40
11A.J. RamosPMIA38
12Cody AllenPCLE38
13Andrew MillerPNYY38
14Kenley JansenPLAD38
15Greg HollandPKC37
16Shawn TollesonPTEX37
17Aroldis ChapmanPCIN36
18Luke GregersonPHOU36
19Glen PerkinsPMIN35
20Drew StorenPWAS34
21Hector RondonPCHC34
22Brad ZieglerPARI32
23John AxfordPCOL31
24Joakim SoriaPPIT30
25Koji UeharaPBOS27
26Jonathan PapelbonPWAS26
27Jason GrilliPATL26
28Tyler ClippardPNYM25
29Roberto OsunaPTOR23
30Fernando RodneyPCHC23
31Ken GilesPPHI20
32Kevin JepsenPMIN20
33Carson SmithPBOS18
34Wade DavisPKC18
35Jim JohnsonPATL17
36Neftali FelizPDET17
37Tom WilhelmsenPTEX15
38Dellin BetancesPNYY13
39Darren O'DayPBAL11
40Kevin SiegristPSTL10
41Jake McGeePTB10
42Junichi TazawaPBOS10
43Arodys VizcainoPATL10
44Bruce RondonPDET9
45Joe SmithPLAA9
46Steve CishekPSTL9
47Robbie Ross Jr.PBOS8
48Brett CecilPTOR8
49Addison ReedPNYM8
50Kelvin HerreraPKC7
51Jason MottePCHC7
52J.J. HooverPCIN7
53Drew PomeranzPSD6
54Seth ManessPSTL6
55Yimi GarciaPLAD6
56Chris HatcherPLAD6
57Will HarrisPHOU6
58Chad QuallsPHOU6
59Daniel HudsonPARI6
60Miguel CastroPCOL6
61Joaquin BenoitPSEA6
62Bryan ShawPCLE6
63Justin GrimmPCHC6
64Jeremy JeffressPMIL5
65Ryan MadsonPKC5
66Mark LowePDET5
67Sean DoolittlePOAK5
68Jumbo DiazPCIN5
69LaTroy HawkinsPTOR5
70Edward MujicaPOAK5
71Alex ColomePTB5
72Pedro StropPCHC5
73Steve GeltzPTB5
74Aaron LoupPTOR4
75Pat NeshekPHOU4
76Evan ScribnerPSEA4
77Alexi OgandoPBOS4
78J.P. HowellPLAD4
79Enrique BurgosPARI4
80Will SmithPMIL4
81Jean MachiPBOS4
82Boone LoganPCOL4
83Luis GarciaPPHI4
84Hansel RoblesPNYM4
85Casey FienPMIN4
86Steve DelabarPTOR4
87Trevor GottPLAA4
88Rafael BetancourtPCOL4
89Marc RzepczynskiPOAK4
90Sam DysonPTEX4
91Keone KelaPTEX4
92Craig BreslowPBOS4
93Alex WilsonPDET4
94Sergio RomoPSF4
95Travis WoodPCHC4
96Zach DukePCWS3
97Ernesto FrieriPTB3
98Tony SippPHOU3
99Brooks BrownPLAD3
100Aaron BarrettPWAS3
101Joel PeraltaPLAD3
102Jeanmar GomezPPHI3
103Oliver PerezPHOU3
104Jared HughesPPIT3
105Randall DelgadoPARI3
106Joe BeimelPSEA3
107David AardsmaPATL3
108Danny FarquharPTB3
109Felipe RiveroPWAS3
110Jonathan BroxtonPSTL3
111Blaine BoyerPMIN3
112Casey JanssenPWAS3
113Adam OttavinoPCOL3
114Tanner ScheppersPTEX3
115Cody MartinPSEA3
116Juan NicasioPLAD3
117Mike DunnPMIA3
118Gonzalez GermenPCOL3
119Matt MarksberryPATL3
120Tommy KahnlePCWS3
121Blake TreinenPWAS3
122Mayckol GuaipePSEA3
123Xavier CedenoPTB3
124Zach PutnamPCWS3
125Scott ObergPCOL3
126Blaine HardyPDET3
127Bo SchultzPTOR3
128JC RamirezPCIN3
129Jake DiekmanPTEX3
130Pedro BaezPLAD3
131Bobby ParnellPNYM3
132James RussellPPHI3
133Fernando AbadPOAK3
134Brandon GomesPTB3
135Tony WatsonPPIT3
136Jake PetrickaPCWS3
137Luis AvilanPLAD3
138Hunter StricklandPSF2
139Kyle LohsePMIL2
140Justin MillerPCOL2
141Burke BadenhopPCIN2
142Angel NesbittPDET2
143Fernando SalasPLAA2
144Zac RosscupPCHC2
145Matt GracePWAS2
146Justin WilsonPDET2
147George KontosPSF2
148Ryan DullPOAK2
149Ross DetwilerPATL2
150Josh OsichPSF2
151Brian SchlitterPCOL2
152Antonio BastardoPPIT2
153Trevor MayPMIN2
154Enny RomeroPTB2
155Alex TorresPNYM2
156Cesar RamosPLAA2
157David CarpenterPATL2
158Andrew ChafinPARI2
159Brad BrachPBAL2
160Tommy HunterPCHC2
161Brian DuensingPMIN2
162Zach McAllisterPCLE2
163Tommy LaynePBOS2
164Tony CingraniPCIN2
165Logan VerrettPNYM2
166Liam HendriksPOAK2
167Tanner RoarkPWAS2
168Ross OhlendorfPTEX2
169Bryan MorrisPMIA2
170Matt AndriesePTB2
171Nick VincentPSD2
172Vinnie PestanoPLAA2
173Bud NorrisPATL2
174Jerome WilliamsPPHI2
175Joe BlantonPPIT2
176Josh FieldsPHOU2
177Joba ChamberlainPCLE2
178Evan MarshallPARI2
179Edwin JacksonPATL2
180Carlos VillanuevaPSTL2
181Yoervis MedinaPCHC2
182Fernando RodriguezPOAK2
183Carter CappsPMIA2
184Keith HesslerPARI2
185Luke HochevarPKC2
186Brian MatuszPBAL2
187Brandon CunniffPATL2
188Ryan KellyPATL1
189Sean GilmartinPNYM1
190Jesse ChavezPTOR1
191Williams PerezPATL1
192Jerry BlevinsPNYM1
193Alex ClaudioPTEX1
194Chris MartinPNYY1
195Anthony BassPSEA1
196Nick GreenwoodPSTL1
197Roman MendezPBOS1
198Ken RobertsPPHI1
199Andrew McKirahanPATL1
200Aaron ThompsonPMIN1
201Chaz RoePBAL1
202Tim StaufferPNYM1
203Chris YoungPKC1
204Kyle BarracloughPMIA1
205Adam LiberatorePLAD1
206Jose AlvarezPLAA1
207Matt BelislePSTL1
208Justin De FratusPSEA1
209Ryan MattheusPCIN1
210Dalier HinojosaPPHI1
211Jason FrasorPATL1
212Adam WarrenPCHC1
213Drew VerHagenPDET1
214Rafael SorianoPCHC1
215Arquimedes CamineroPPIT1
216Scott AtchisonPMIN1
217Tommy MilonePMIN1
218Bryan MitchellPNYY1
219Matt ThorntonPWAS1
220Jordan WaldenPSTL1
221Doug FisterPWAS1
222Buddy CarlylePNYM1
223Chasen ShrevePNYY1
224Ryan TeperaPTOR1
225Eric O'FlahertyPNYM1
226Manny ParraPCIN1
227Marcos MateoPSD1
228Daniel CoulombePOAK1
229Kevin GreggPSEA1
230J.R. GrahamPMIN1
231Daniel WebbPCWS1
232Dale ThayerPSD1
233Dan OteroPPHI1
234Austin AdamsPCLE1
235Peter MoylanPATL1
236Aaron SanchezPTOR1
237Mike MorinPLAA1
238Silvino BrachoPARI1
239Yusmeiro PetitPSF1
240R.J. AlvarezPOAK1
241Ryan VogelsongPSF1
242Jose UrenaPMIA1
243Kevin QuackenbushPSD1
244Corey KnebelPMIL1
245Brandon FinneganPCIN1
246Josh CollmenterPARI1
247Jacob LindgrenPNYY1
248Sam LeCurePCIN1
249Franklin MoralesPKC1
250Nate JonesPCWS1
251Jose ValdezPDET1
252Joe NathanPDET1
253Brandon MaurerPSD1
254Donnie VealPATL1
255Tyler CravyPMIL1
256Randy ChoatePSTL1
257Danny DuffyPKC1
258Samuel DedunoPHOU1
259Cory RasmusPLAA1
260Vance WorleyPBAL1
261Jairo DiazPCOL1
262Dominic LeonePARI1
263Matt ReynoldsPARI1
264Ian KrolPATL1
265Radhames LizPPIT1
266Al AlburquerquePDET1
267Carlos TorresPNYM1
268A.J. ColePWAS1
269Felix DoubrontPOAK1
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