Bullpen Report: April 24, 2023

The 2023 version of the 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

Emmanuel Clase, CLE: 6 pitches on Sunday; 6 pitches on Saturday. | RosterResource

Clase will probably be available on Monday since he was so efficient over the weekend, but Trevor Stephan would probably close if not. James Karinchak threw 34 pitches between Saturday and Sunday and likely won’t be available Monday, plus he’s been struggling.

Pete Fairbanks, TBR: 13 pitches on Sunday; 16 pitches on Saturday. | RosterResource

Co-closer Jason Adam would probably close on Monday if Fairbanks is unavailable for a third straight day.

A.J. Minter, ATL: 30 pitches on Sunday. | RosterResource

Nick Anderson threw 27 pitches on Sunday, so he might not be available Monday either. That would leave Dylan Lee, Joe Jiménez, Kirby Yates, and Jesse Chavez as the likeliest to lock down a save.

Camilo Doval, SFG: 9 pitches on Sunday; 23 pitches on Saturday. | RosterResource

John Brebbia or one of the Rogers Brothers could close Monday if Doval is unavailable.

Ryan Helsley, STL: 24 pitches on Sunday. | RosterResource

Helsley hadn’t pitched in awhile before his heavy workload Sunday, so he might be good to go on Monday. If not, the Cardinals could go to Giovanny Gallegos for a third straight day on Tuesday, or hand the ball to Zack Thompson or Drew VerHagen.

Injury News


Outlier Saves

Bryan Abreu, HOU | RosterResource

Despite not pitching on Saturday either, Ryan Pressly was unavailable on Sunday; perhaps he just needed another day to rebound from pitching in three of four games. Regardless, that left Abreu to shut the door for a second straight day, and while he let the first two men reach on a walk and hit by pitch, he rebounded to induce a double play before striking out Sam Hilliard to end the game for his second save of the season and lower his ERA t0 0.73. In a weird early-season quirk—in part due to Pressly missing a few games in the first week of the year with illness—the Astros have five saves so far, and their closer only has one of them.

Committee Clarity


Losing A Grip

Michael Fulmer, CHC | RosterResource

Fulmer, if not the Cubs’s declared closer this year, has been their de facto one for most chances, with Brad Boxberger mixing in as needed. But Fulmer couldn’t keep a two-run deficit at that point on Sunday, retiring his first two batters before letting three straight reach, which led to two runs. That raised his ERA to a ghastly 8.68, and while he’s been extraordinarily unlucky in allowing a BABIP of .462, he’s also allowed four barrels already, half as many as he did all of last season. Boxberger hasn’t been great either, so if the Cubs don’t want to turn to him they could go for a true committee, with Brandon Hughes, Mark Leiter Jr., Adbert Alzolay, Keegan Thompson, and Michael Rucker all pitching well.

Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 4/23/2023
Team Closer First Up Second Up Injured List
ARI Andrew Chafin Scott McGough Miguel Castro
ATL A.J. Minter Nick Anderson Dylan Lee Raisel Iglesias
BAL Felix Bautista Bryan Baker Cionel Perez Dillon Tate
BOS Kenley Jansen John Schreiber Josh Winckowski Chris Martin
CHC Michael Fulmer Brad Boxberger Mark Leiter Jr.
CWS Reynaldo Lopez Kendall Graveman Aaron Bummer Liam Hendriks
CIN Alexis Diaz Derek Law Alex Young
CLE Emmanuel Clase James Karinchak Trevor Stephan
COL Daniel Bard Pierce Johnson Justin Lawrence
DET Alex Lange Jason Foley Chasen Shreve
HOU Ryan Pressly Rafael Montero Bryan Abreu
KC Scott Barlow Aroldis Chapman Taylor Clarke
LAA Carlos Estevez Jose Quijada Matt Moore
LAD Brusdar Graterol Caleb Ferguson Shelby Miller Evan Phillips (paternity leave)
MIA AJ Puk Dylan Floro Tanner Scott Anthony Bender
MIL Devin Williams Peter Strzelecki Matt Bush
MIN Jhoan Duran Jorge Lopez Griffin Jax
NYM David Roberston Adam Ottavino Brooks Raley Edwin Diaz
NYY Clay Holmes Michael King Wandy Peralta Jonathan Loaisiga
OAK Jeurys Familia Zach Jackson Sam Moll Trevor May
PHI Jose Alvarado Craig Kimbrel Seranthony Dominguez
PIT David Bednar Colin Holderman Dauri Moreta
STL Ryan Helsley Giovanny Gallegos Zack Thompson
SD Josh Hader Steven Wilson Nick Martinez Robert Suarez
SF Camilo Doval John Brebbia Scott Alexander
SEA Paul Sewald Justin Topa Trevor Gott Andres Muñoz
TB Pete Fairbanks Jason Adam Colin Poche Andrew Kittredge
TEX Jose Leclerc Will Smith Jonathan Hernandez
TOR Jordan Romano Erik Swanson Yimi Garcia Chad Green
WSH Kyle Finnegan Carl Edwards Jr. Hunter Harvey Tanner Rainey

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1 year ago

Raisel Iglesias please hurry back.