Bullpen Report: August 6, 2016

No major moves this weekend, so this will be a shorter Bullpen Report, along with a few minor adjustments to the grid.

Steve Cishek was placed on the DL on Thursday, which doesn’t shake up the closer’s role, but does impact who is next in line in Seattle. Both Drew Storen and Tom Wilhelmsen are currently next in line despite having difficult seasons, and probably shouldn’t be owned as insurance. Outside of giving up a run against Boston, Edwin Diaz has looked fantastic as he is closed all four opportunities since being made closer. He has been dominant all season with a ridiculous 17.38 K/9 and 2.48 BB/9, to go with his 1.86 ERA (1.75 FIP). The bridge to Diaz is shaky right now, but could be getting sturdier as Nick Vincent is on a rehab assignment. Vincent struggled with the long ball giving up 1.73 per 9, but has seen a nice boost in his K rate (26.6%) and BB rate (6.1%) from last year. Expect Vincent to move immediately into the chart once he returns from his rehab assignment. The second line will still be wide open and something I’m staying away from.

Tony Watson only allowed one walk on Friday, but managed to blow his third save of the season as the Reds tied the Pirates up in the 9th. Watson managed to earn the win after Sean Rodriguez led off the bottom of the 9th with a home run. Watson would then bounce back on Saturday with a perfect 9th for his second save. Neftali Feliz also earned his 24th and 25th holds of the season, but did allow two baserunners in each outing.

Quick Hits: Andrew Miller earned his first save as an Indian on Saturday, giving him 10 for the season., which is obviously a good sign for Miller owners after Terry Francona brought Miller in for the 6th inning on Thursday. Carlos Estevez had 6 straight outings without allowing a run and saved five of those until he blew his 4th save of the season on Friday. Up by two runs, he managed to give up a total of 4 runs (3 while he was in) by allowing three hits and two walks (one intentional). Francisco Rodriguez earned two saves (31, 32) this weekend, but has made them quite interesting allowing a run in on Friday, and three hits on Saturday. Rodriguez was saved by a play at home on Saturday where Jay Bruce was thrown out. Kelvin Herrera bounced back on Saturday to earn his 4th save after giving up the winning home run to Devon Travis on Friday in a tie game. Sam Dyson earned the save (24), but not before giving up two singles and a run. He got Marwin Gonzalez to groundout to end the game. Joaquin Benoit tallied his first save of the season after Roberto Osuna was unavailable since he pitched two straight games, meaning Benoit has earned a spot on the chart. Kenley Jansen (33), Zach Britton (34), A.J. Ramos (32), Jeanmar Gomez (28), Seung Hwan Oh (9), and Alex Colome (27) all earned saves this weekend.

Closer Grid:

Closer First Second DL/Minors
Arizona Jake Barrett Randall Delgado Daniel Hudson
Atlanta Jim Johnson Mauricio Cabrera Chris Withrow Arodys Vizcaino
Baltimore Zach Britton Darren O’Day Brad Brach
Boston Craig Kimbrel Brad Ziegler Junichi Tazawa
CHI (NL) Aroldis Chapman Hector Rondon Pedro Strop
CHI (AL) David Robertson Nate Jones Matt Albers
Cincy Tony Cingrani Raisel Iglesias Michael Lorenzen
Cleveland Andrew Miller Cody Allen Bryan Shaw
Colorado Carlos Estevez Adam Ottavino Jake McGee
Detroit Francisco Rodriguez Justin Wilson Shane Greene
Houston Ken Giles Will Harris Michael Feliz Luke Gregerson
KC Kelvin Herrera Joakim Soria Peter Moylan Wade Davis
LAA Cam Bedrosian Fernando Salas JC Ramirez Huston Street
LAD Kenley Jansen Joe Blanton Josh Fields Adam Liberatore
Miami A.J. Ramos Fernando Rodney Kyle Barraclough
Milwaukee Tyler Thornburg Corey Knebel Carlos Torres
Minnesota Brandon Kintzler Trevor May Ryan Pressly Glen Perkins
NY (NL) Jeurys Familia Addison Reed Hansel Robles Jim Henderson
NY (AL) Dellin Betances Tyler Clippard Adam Warren
Oakland Ryan Madson John Axford Ryan Dull Sean Doolittle
Philly Jeanmar Gomez Hector Neris David Hernandez
Pittsburgh Tony Watson Neftali Feliz Felipe Rivero
St. Louis Seung Hwan Oh Kevin Siegrist Jonathan Broxton
SD Brandon Maurer Kevin Quackenbush Ryan Buchter
SF Santiago Casilla Sergio Romo Hunter Strickland
Seattle Edwin Diaz Drew Storen Tom Wilhelmsen Steve Cishek
TB Alex Colome Brad Boxberger Xavier Cedeno
Texas Sam Dyson Jeremy Jeffress Jake Diekman
Toronto Roberto Osuna Jason Grilli Joaquin Benoit
Wash. Mark Melancon Shawn Kelley Jonathan Papelbon

[Green light, yellow light, red light: the colors represent the volatility of the bullpen order.]

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I see you have Andrew Miller in green, would you say it’s definite he’s taken over for Allen? I haven’t seen anything from Francona saying that for sure and all the batters he faced yesterday were lefties. I’m an Allen owner, not sure if I should drop him yet or wait a little bit.

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I’m waiting too. I can see a world where Allen will get 25-33% saves opps. Allen has been stellar since Mid May