Bullpen Report: August 9, 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

Clay Holmes, NYY: 22 pitches on Monday. | Roster Resource

Aroldis Chapman threw only 17 pitches on Monday and may get a chance to go back-to-back days while Scott Effross, Jonathan Loáisiga, and Lou Trivino were all off on Monday night.

Injury News



Outlier Saves



Committee Clarity

Ryan Tepera, LAA | Roster Resource

Since the trading away of Raisel Iglesias to the Braves, Angels relievers have recorded three saves. One has gone to Tepera, one to José Quijada, and one to Jimmy Herget. There has been no indication that one of the three committee members is more likely than the other to step into a full-time closer role. For fantasy managers, holding one of these three relievers may not be the best usage of a roster spot, but streaming one of the three in good matchups while no one is looking could be a way to sneak a few saves or wins as the season heads into the home stretch.

Losing a Grip

Hunter Strickland, CIN | Roster Resource

Strickland’s game logs in his last five appearances tell a difficult story. He’s given up seven earned runs in that time. Prior to July 28th, he had a good three-game stretch where he recorded two saves, gave up no runs, and only one hit, but he has not shown consistency this season. His 5.36 BB/9 on the year has led to a troubling 6.02 ERA (6.13 xERA). While Strickland leads the Reds relievers with seven saves, his committee counterpart Alexis Díaz has recorded four and there are seven other (nine in total) relievers with at least one save on the season. On paper, Díaz has been the better pitcher this season. He has struck out more batters with a solid 11.45 K/9 compared to Strickland’s 7.14, and has walked batters less often with a 4.75 BB/9. While you’re not going to win your league by running to the waiver wire to pick up Díaz, fantasy managers may want to consider swapping the two out if possible.


Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 8/9/2022
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 Tanner Houck Garrett Whitlock John Schreiber Matt Strahm
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 James Karinchak Trevor Stephan
COL Daniel Bard Alex Colome Carlos Estevez Tyler Kinley
DET Gregory Soto Andrew Chafin Alex Lange
HOU Ryan Pressly Rafael Montero Hector Neris
KC Scott Barlow Josh Staumont 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 David Robertson Seranthony Dominguez Brad Hand
PIT Wil Crowe Yerry De Los Santos Duane Underwood Jr. David Bednar
STL Ryan Helsley Giovanny Gallegos Genesis Cabrera
SD Josh Hader Luis Garcia Nabil Crismatt Drew Pomeranz
SF Camilo Doval John Brebbia Dominic Leone
SEA Paul Sewald Andres Muñoz Erik Swanson Diego Castillo
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 year ago

Rostering Clay is starting to get really painful. Can’t imagine they are going to roll with that much longer.