Bullpen Report: April 16, 2022

The 2022 version of Bullpen Report includes five different sections, as well as the closer chart, which can be found at the bottom of the page.

We will always include a link to the full Closer Depth Chart at the bottom of the Bullpen Report each day. It’s also accessible from the RosterResource drop-down menu and from any RosterResource page. Please let us know what you think.

  1. Notable Workloads: Primary closers or valuable members of a closer committee who have been deemed unavailable or likely unavailable for the current day due to recent workload.
  2. Injury News
  3. Outlier Saves: Explanation for a non-closer earning a save during the previous day.
  4. Committee Clarity: Notes on a closer committee that clarify a pitcher’s standing in the group.
  5. Losing A Grip: Struggling closers who could be on the hot seat.

The “RosterResource” link will take you to the corresponding team’s RosterResource depth chart, which will give you a better picture of the full bullpen and results of the previous six days (pitch count, save, hold, win, loss, blown save).

Click HERE to view the full Closer Depth Chart.

Notable Workloads

•Aroldis Chapman, NYY: 10 pitches on Friday; 16 pitches on Thursday; 14 pitches on Tuesday. | RosterResource

A closer throwing in four out of five days this early in the season is unlikely, and that would prevent Jonathan Loáisiga (who’s also pitched three out off four) from pitching on Saturday too. That leaves Chad Green and Clay Holmes as the likeliest substitute closers on Saturday.

•Liam Hendriks, CHW: Three of the last four days; 11 pitches on Friday. | RosterResource

Hendriks hates a day off, but if one is forced on him then Aaron Bummer is the likeliest closer. Kendall Graveman has also pitched three of four.

Injury News


Outlier Saves


Committee Clarity


Losing A Grip


Not Very Stable
Hot Seat

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1 year ago

Duran’s outing yesterday doesn’t bump him down?

1 year ago
Reply to  Jon Becker

Yeah, I should think not yet, particularly since the other candidates aren’t exactly strong options (at this point)… although Pagan does look pretty good so far…

Last edited 1 year ago by TheUncool
1 year ago
Reply to  dannyrock

Twins were foolish to throw him out there for a second inning this early in the season. He was dominant in his first inning. Second inning his velocity dropped. Twins need to manage him better.

1 year ago
Reply to  kcbbq

Agreed, but I think they’re still figuring it out. He was more dominant in the second inning of his first outing, so it stands to reason that he could have done the same in Boston. Lesson hopefully learned: at this point it’s clear he’s a one-inning, lights-out stopper and the Twins should have him in that role from this point forward.