Bullpen Report: August 29, 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

Rowan Wick, CHC: 10 pitches on Sunday; 28 pitches on Saturday.| RosterResource

Brandon Hughes is the Cubs’ lead horse in their closing committee anyway, and he should be available Monday.

Injury News


Outlier Saves

Joe Jiménez, DET | RosterResource

Sunday was a rough outing for closer Gregory Soto, who gave up an RBI double to Marcus Semien followed by a two-run homer to Corey Seager, turning a four-run lead into a save opportunity for Jiménez. The righty settled the game down, retiring both men he faced and recording a strikeout for his second save of the season.

Jiménez was the Tigers’ All-Star on a bad 2018 team, but 2022 is easily his best season in the majors. His walk rate is the lowest it’s ever been, and he’s continued to strike batters out at a very strong clip—a 34% rate this year.

Committee Clarity


Losing A Grip


Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 8/28/2022
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 Brandon Hughes Rowan Wick Mark Leiter Jr.
CWS Liam Hendriks Kendall Graveman Joe Kelly
CIN Alexis Diaz Hunter Strickland Joel Kuhnel Jeff Hoffman
CLE Emmanuel Clase James Karinchak Trevor Stephan
COL Daniel Bard Carlos Estevez Alex Colome Lucas Gilbreath
DET Gregory Soto Andrew Chafin Alex Lange
HOU Rafael Montero Hector Neris Will Smith Ryan Pressly
KC Scott Barlow Dylan Coleman Amir Garrett Taylor Clarke
LAA Jose Quijada Jimmy Herget Jaime Barria Ryan Tepera (RL)
LAD Craig Kimbrel Evan Phillips Brusdar Graterol Blake Treinen
MIA Tanner Scott Steven Okert Dylan Floro Anthony Bender
MIL Devin Williams Matt Bush Taylor Rogers Trevor Rosenthal
MIN Jorge Lopez Jhoan Duran Michael Fulmer
NYM Edwin Diaz Adam Ottavino Seth Lugo
NYY Jonathan Loaisiga Wandy Peralta Lou Trivino Clay Holmes
OAK Zach Jackson AJ Puk Domingo Acevedo Dany Jimenez
PHI David Robertson Brad Hand Jose Alvarado Seranthony Dominguez
PIT Wil Crowe Duane Underwood Jr. Manny Bañuelos David Bednar
STL Ryan Helsley Giovanny Gallegos Jordan Hicks
SD Luis Garcia Nick Martinez Adrian Morejon Drew Pomeranz
SF Camilo Doval John Brebbia Dominic Leone
SEA Paul Sewald Andres Muñoz Erik Swanson
TB Jason Adam Pete Fairbanks Brooks Raley Andrew Kittredge
TEX Jonathan Hernandez Matt Moore Jose Leclerc
TOR Jordan Romano Yimi Garcia Anthony Bass
WSH Kyle Finnegan Carl Edwards Jr. Hunter Harvey Tanner Rainey

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