Bullpen Report: April 5, 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

A.J. Minter, ATL: 11 pitches on Tuesday; 19 pitches on Monday. | RosterResource

Joe Jiménez has pitched back-to-back games as well; Collin McHugh could close Wednesday.

David Bednar, PIT: 11 pitches on Tuesday; 12 pitches on Monday. | RosterResource

Colin Holderman also pitched both Monday and Tuesday, which might leave Wil Crowe and Duane Underwood Jr. the two top picks for the ninth inning on Wednesday.

Craig Kimbrel, PHI: 21 pitches on Tuesday. | RosterResource

The Phillies’ closing committee still doesn’t have much clarity, with Kimbrel getting the ninth with a four-run lead on Tuesday. Seranthony Domínguez and José Alvarado should both be good to go on Wednesday.

Kyle Finnegan, WSN: 24 pitches on Tuesday. | RosterResource

We’re not going to say Finnegan is Losing a Grip after one blow-up outing, so we’ll just note the high pitch count here. Carl Edwards Jr. (12 pitches Tuesday) and Hunter Harvey (if he’s available after 21 pitches) are the top closing options if Finnegan’s out on Wednesday.

Injury News


Outlier Saves


Committee Clarity

Drey Jameson, ARI | RosterResource

I don’t think anybody thought that Jameson would be part of the Diamondbacks’ closing committee, wide-ranging as it was anticipated to be, when he made the Opening Day roster despite losing out on a rotation spot. But with the Diamondbacks’ bullpen in flux—the latest development being Scott McGough giving up back-to-back homers to lose Monday’s game—Jameson got a two-inning save on Tuesday, allowing a solo homer to Trent Grisham but holding Arizona’s three-run lead. McGough surely isn’t out of the committee after one rough outing, and Andrew Chafin, Kevin Ginkel and Miguel Castro should factor in as well, but consider Jameson a member for now.

Losing A Grip


Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 4/5/2023
Team Closer First Up Second Up Injured List
ARI Kevin Ginkel Andrew Chafin Drey Jameson Joe Mantiply
ATL A.J. Minter Joe Jimenez Collin McHugh Raisel Iglesias
BAL Felix Bautista Cionel Perez Bryan Baker Dillon Tate
BOS Kenley Jansen Chris Martin John Schreiber
CHC Michael Fulmer Brad Boxberger Adbert Alzolay Brandon Hughes
CWS Reynaldo Lopez Kendall Graveman Aaron Bummer Liam Hendriks
CIN Alexis Diaz Derek Law Reiver Sanmartin
CLE Emmanuel Clase James Karinchak Trevor Stephan
COL Pierce Johnson Brad Hand Justin Lawrence Daniel Bard
DET Alex Lange Jason Foley Jose Cisnero
HOU Ryan Pressly Rafael Montero Bryan Abreu
KC Scott Barlow Aroldis Chapman Dylan Coleman
LAA Carlos Estevez Jimmy Herget Ryan Tepera
LAD Evan Phillips Alex Vesia Brusdar Graterol
MIA AJ Puk Dylan Floro Tanner Scott Anthony Bender
MIL Devin Williams Matt Bush Peter Strzelecki
MIN Jhoan Duran Jorge Lopez Griffin Jax
NYM David Roberston Adam Ottavino Brooks Raley Edwin Diaz
NYY Clay Holmes Jonathan Loaisiga Michael King Tommy Kahnle
OAK Trevor May Jeurys Familia Dany Jimenez
PHI Seranthony Dominguez Jose Alvarado Craig Kimbrel
PIT David Bednar Colin Holderman Wil Crowe Robert Stephenson
STL Ryan Helsley Giovanny Gallegos Andre Pallante
SD Josh Hader Luis Garcia Steven Wilson Robert Suarez
SF Camilo Doval Taylor Rogers John Brebbia
SEA Paul Sewald Andres Muñoz Diego Castillo
TB Pete Fairbanks Jason Adam Colin Poche Andrew Kittredge
TEX Jose Leclerc Will Smith Jonathan Hernandez
TOR Jordan Romano Yimi Garcia Erik Swanson Chad Green
WSH Kyle Finnegan Carl Edwards Jr. Hunter Harvey Tanner Rainey

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1 year ago

Intrigued by Jameson… Him adding RP eligibility will be very nice.