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