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