Bullpen Report: July 11, 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

Liam Hendriks, CHW: Nine pitches on Sunday; hasn’t yet worked back-to-back days since coming off the IL. | RosterResource

Kendall Graveman and Joe Kelly will both be available Monday.

Tanner Scott, MIA: Three straight days; 19 pitches on Sunday. | RosterResource

Anthony Bass has also worked three days in a row, so that leaves Steven Okert and Dylan Floro as the likeliest closers on Monday.

David Bednar, PIT: Three of four days; 21 pitches on Sunday. | RosterResource

Wil Crowe has also pitched in three of the last four days, which would leave Chris Stratton as the top closing option if Crowe’s out as well as Bednar.

Seranthony Domínguez, PHI: Three of four days; 25 pitches on Sunday. | RosterResource

Brad Hand is Domínguez’s co-closer from the left side, with Corey Knebel the top righty substitute option.

Ryan Helsley, STL: Three of four days; 10 pitches on Sunday. | RosterResource

Helsley’s efficiency on Sunday means his availability for Monday could go either way. If he’s not available, Giovanny Gallegos or Génesis Cabrera would probably step in.

Injury News

Matt Bush, TEX: Activated from the 15-day IL on Sunday. | RosterResource

Bush hasn’t been great this year, but with the Rangers’s closing situation in flux with Joe Barlow removed from the role, it’s worth noting that the hard-throwing righty is back. Bush pitched the seventh inning down by a run and ended up giving up an unearned run that proved to be the difference in Texas’s 6-5 loss. Bush’s strikeout stuff has been excellent, with 37 in 27.2 innings, and he’s walked just eight, so that 3.90 ERA is misleading in many ways. Southpaw Brett Martin has gotten both of the Rangers’ save chances since the move away from Barlow but Bush might be the top righty option now.


Outlier Saves

Brusdar Graterol, LAD | RosterResource

Craig Kimbrel hasn’t had consecutive scoreless appearances since June 22nd and 24th, but he’s still the Dodgers’ closer (for better or worse) and evidently will be no matter what. But he went unused on Sunday after 15 pitches on Saturday and 31 on Thursday, which gave a path for Graterol to buzz through two perfect innings on just 14 pitches. Graterol has picked up three saves on days Kimbrel has been unavailable, and with Daniel Hudson and Blake Treinen on the shelf, is right there with Evan Phillips on Los Angeles’s setup man totem pole. His strikeout numbers aren’t eye-popping but he induces plenty of grounders and his sinking and cutting movement makes him extraordinarily difficult to square up.

Committee Clarity

Tyler Duffey, MIN | RosterResource

Duffey has been quietly excellent for awhile now, with Sunday’s scoreless save his tenth consecutive scoreless appearance, spanning 13 innings of work. In that time, he’s whittled his ERA from 6.38 to 4.14, earning his way back into Rocco Baldelli’s circle of trust that for awhile has really only included Griffin Jax and Jhoan Duran. Duran remains their best reliever and top closing option by far, but Baldelli has never been afraid to play matchups and use Duran earlier, so Duffey looks like his co-closer right now.

Losing A Grip


Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 7/10/2022
Team Closer First Up Second Up Injured List
ARI Mark Melancon Joe Mantiply Noe Ramirez Ian Kennedy
ATL A.J. Minter Will Smith Collin McHugh Kenley Jansen
BAL Jorge Lopez Felix Bautista Dillon Tate
BOS Tanner Houck John Schreiber Matt Strahm
CHC David Robertson Mychal Givens Chris Martin
CWS Liam Hendriks Kendall Graveman Joe Kelly
CIN Hunter Strickland Alexis Diaz Jeff Hoffman
CLE Emmanuel Clase Eli Morgan Trevor Stephan
COL Daniel Bard Alex Colome Carlos Estevez Tyler Kinley
DET Gregory Soto Michael Fulmer Andrew Chafin
HOU Ryan Pressly Rafael Montero Hector Neris
KC Scott Barlow Taylor Clarke Dylan Coleman Josh Staumont
LAA Raisel Iglesias Ryan Tepera Aaron Loup
LAD Craig Kimbrel Brusdar Graterol Evan Phillips Blake Treinen
MIA Tanner Scott Anthony Bass Steven Okert Anthony Bender
MIL Josh Hader Devin Williams Brad Boxberger 0
MIN Jhoan Duran Tyler Duffey Griffin Jax Jorge Alcala
NYM Edwin Diaz Seth Lugo Adam Ottavino
NYY Clay Holmes Michael King Wandy Peralta
OAK Lou Trivino Zach Jackson AJ Puk Dany Jimenez
PHI Seranthony Dominguez Brad Hand Corey Knebel
PIT David Bednar Wil Crowe Chris Stratton
STL Ryan Helsley Giovanny Gallegos Genesis Cabrera
SD Taylor Rogers Luis Garcia Nabil Crismatt Drew Pomeranz
SF Camilo Doval Dominic Leone Tyler Rogers
SEA Paul Sewald Diego Castillo Andres Muñoz
TB Colin Poche Jason Adam Brooks Raley Andrew Kittredge
TEX Brett Martin Dennis Santana Matt Bush
TOR Jordan Romano Yimi Garcia Tim Mayza
WSH Tanner Rainey Kyle Finnegan Carl Edwards Jr. Sean Doolittle

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1 year ago

Do you guys figure Matt Brash will get Holds or is the Mariners bullpen too deep?