Bullpen Report: April 25, 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


Injury News


Outlier Saves

•Archie Bradley, LAA | RosterResource

Sunday was just a day off for closer Raisel Iglesias, and a rather surprising one at that because he’d only thrown 21 pitches in the prior six games. Ryan Tepera was evidently unavailable as well after throwing 21 pitches on Saturday, which left the ninth to the experienced but struggling Bradley. Bradley actually inherited a runner from Jimmy Herget, and faced just two batters, striking out Anthony Santander before inducing a Ryan Mountcastle double-play grounder to end the game. That save lowered Bradley’s ERA to a still-ballooned 9.45.

Committee Clarity

•Ryan Thompson, TBR | RosterResource

The ever-fluid Rays bullpen has yet another entrant to its closing committee, with the sidearming Thompson earning his first save of the season on Sunday. Generally, this sort of save would go into the Outlier Save section, but anyone who picks up a save for the Rays on one day could very well be in the mix for next, depending on the matchups. Thompson’s arm angle is especially difficult for righties. Andrew Kittredge, J.P. Feyereisen and Brooks Raley remain squarely in the mix for saves too.

•Louis Head, MIA
 | RosterResource

As with the Rays, the cross-state Marlins have a loose closer situation with Dylan Floro on the IL. Anthony Bender hasn’t really staked a claim to the job (four runs in 4.1 innings) and Tanner Scott struggled in giving up three runs Sunday. Head then came in to allow a double to Marcell Ozuna, but shut the door with consecutive strikeouts to earn his first career save. It’s been an impressive start to Head’s Marlins tenure—he’s yet to allow a run in 5.1 innings.

Losing A Grip


Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 4/24/2022

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2 years ago

Curious that Raley hasn’t pitched since last Tuesday, especially since the Rays needed to use six other relievers on Saturday (though he reportedly was warming up then). Everyone else threw 23 or more pitches that game except for Thompson (10) and Kittredge (16, over two innings), so Thompson was sort of the last man standing Sunday, among RHP anyway. As for the Marlins, Bender has been unavailable the past few days with a sore hip, though as you say he hasn’t exactly earned more opportunities so far.