Bullpen Report: August 13, 2022

The 2022 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

Garrett Whitlock, BOS: 27 pitches on Friday. | RosterResource

Co-closer John Schreiber threw 25 pitches on Thursday, but he’ll probably be available after a day off Friday.

Jonathan Hernández, TEX: 29 pitches on Friday. | RosterResource

Matt Moore threw 32 pitches Saturday, so he won’t be available either. That leaves Brock Burke as the likeliest closer.

Kenley Jansen, ATL: 22 pitches on Friday. | RosterResource

The Braves have been pretty careful with Jansen all season, so a save chance could go to Raisel Iglesias on Saturday.

Seranthony Domínguez, PHI: Three of the last four days; 8 pitches on Friday. | RosterResource

Co-closer David Robertson should be good to pitch on Saturday after only 11 pitches on Friday.

Ryan Helsley, STL: 29 pitches on Friday. | RosterResource

Giovanny Gallegos didn’t pitch on Friday, so he should be good to go Saturday.

Injury News


Outlier Saves

Héctor Neris, HOU | RosterResource

Ryan Pressly didn’t pitch on Thursday after working Tuesday and Wednesday, but perhaps Dusty Baker and the Astros just wanted to stay away from him for one more day. Neris did a heck of a job in his stead, throwing just seven pitches and six strikes to retire the side in order for his second save of the season. Neris has been a solid contributor in his first season as an Astro, with a 3.33 ERA.

Carlos Estévez, COL | RosterResource

Daniel Bard threw 30 pitches on Friday, so there’s no way he was going to be available for a save on Saturday. Enter Estévez, who’s been the Rockies’ most reliable setup man of late with Alex Colomé struggling. It took Estévez six pitches per batter, but he did twirl a 1-2-3 inning for his second save of the season, lowering his ERA to 4.28.

Committee Clarity


Losing A Grip

Clay Holmes, NYY | RosterResource

Holmes allowed a run, a hit and two walks while recording just one out and throwing only nine of 20 pitches for strikes. That obviously won’t cut it, and Holmes hasn’t lately. He’s now been scored upon in four of his last five appearances, nearly doubling his ERA from 1.20 to 2.39 in that time.

The question for the Yankees becomes: if not Holmes, who? Michael King is out for the season with a fractured elbow. Aroldis Chapman has been better lately, but he’s still had issues with walks. Scott Effross and Lou Trivino have pitched well but are still very new to the team and Aaron Boone may not trust them fully yet. Wandy Peralta has been very good but is often used situationally. It’s definitely a situation to watch in the coming days.

Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 8/13/2022
Team Closer First Up Second Up Injured List
ARI Ian Kennedy Joe Mantiply Mark Melancon
ATL Kenley Jansen Raisel Iglesias A.J. Minter
BAL Felix Bautista Dillon Tate Cionel Perez
BOS Garrett Whitlock John Schreiber Matt Barnes Tanner Houck
CHC Rowan Wick Brandon Hughes Michael Rucker Steven Brault
CWS Liam Hendriks Kendall Graveman Joe Kelly
CIN Hunter Strickland Alexis Diaz Joel Kuhnel Jeff Hoffman
CLE Emmanuel Clase Trevor Stephan Eli Morgan James Karinchak (RL)
COL Daniel Bard Carlos Estevez Lucas Gilbreath Tyler Kinley
DET Gregory Soto Andrew Chafin Alex Lange
HOU Ryan Pressly Rafael Montero Hector Neris
KC Scott Barlow Josh Staumont Dylan Coleman Taylor Clarke
LAA Jose Quijada Ryan Tepera Jimmy Herget
LAD Craig Kimbrel Evan Phillips Alex Vesia Blake Treinen
MIA Tanner Scott Anthony Bender Steven Okert
MIL Devin Williams Taylor Rogers 0 Matt Bush Trevor Rosenthal
MIN Jorge Lopez Jhoan Duran Michael Fulmer
NYM Edwin Diaz Adam Ottavino Mychal Givens
NYY Clay Holmes Aroldis Chapman Scott Effross Zack Britton
OAK Zach Jackson AJ Puk Dany Jimenez
PHI Seranthony Dominguez David Robertson Brad Hand
PIT Wil Crowe Duane Underwood Jr. Colin Holderman David Bednar
STL Ryan Helsley Giovanny Gallegos Genesis Cabrera
SD Josh Hader Luis Garcia Adrian Morejon Drew Pomeranz
SF Camilo Doval John Brebbia Dominic Leone
SEA Paul Sewald Andres Muñoz Erik Swanson
TB Pete Fairbanks Jason Adam Brooks Raley Andrew Kittredge
TEX Jonathan Hernandez Matt Moore Brock Burke
TOR Jordan Romano Yimi Garcia Anthony Bass
WSH Kyle Finnegan Carl Edwards Jr. Hunter Harvey Tanner Rainey

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1 month ago

Bring back Chapman (who I claimed when his team shockingly released him after he returned from injury)!