Bullpen Report: April 19, 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

David Robertson, CHC: 15 pitches on Monday, back-to-back days. | RosterResource

Setup men Mychal Givens or Rowan Wick are likely to fill in for Robertson in a save situation if needed against the Rays on Tuesday.

Héctor Neris, HOU: 23 pitches on Monday. | RosterResource

With closer Ryan Pressly on the IL, Neris shut the door on the Angels in a non-save ninth inning on Monday. He threw a clean inning with two strikeouts. Rafael Montero threw 17 pitches in the eighth inning. While it appears to be a committee situation with Pressly out, Ryne Stanek had the day off on Monday and is very likely to be the committee member to get a save chance on Tuesday if one comes up.

Injury News

Ryan Pressly, HOU: IL10, Knee inflammation | Roster Resource

Pressly is reportedly progressing very well. It’s great news for those rostering the closer but it’s hard to believe his knee trouble will just be better after a few days. It seems like Pressly’s slight velocity decline may have been attributed to the knee discomfort as well. The news is promising, but keep an eye on this situation.

Lou Trivino, OAK: COVID-IL | Roster Resource

It looks like COVID has worked its way through the A’s bullpen as Trvino, A.J. Puk, and Kirby Snead have all landed on the IL. Dany Jiménez who was listed as “On the Rise” prior to this IL news, came into a ninth-inning non-save situation against Baltimore on Monday night. He managed to keep the Orioles from scoring despite giving up two hits and one walk. He did strike out two batters. The 28-year-old had three saves, three wins, and a 2.22 ERA in 44.2 innings last year in AAA. He appears to be the clear front-runner to hold down the closer role while Trivino is out.

Outlier Saves

• Alex Colomé, COL | Roster Resource

It’s probably not fair to call this an outlier as Colomé will likely have more save opportunities throughout the season. It’s also unclear as to why he threw in the ninth over the listed closer Daniel Bard. Bard did not pitch on Sunday but did throw on back-to-back days, Friday and Saturday. Colomé was also well-rested, having not thrown since Friday. Perhaps this was a chance to get Colomé some high-leverage reps? He walked one, gave up no hits, but recorded no strikeouts to get his first save of the season on Monday.

Committee Clarity



Losing a Grip


Not Very Stable
Hot Seat

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2 years ago

Sorta to be all correcty (love these bullpen reports!) but Dany Jimenez never played for the Blue Jays at the big league level, those numbers are from AAA