Bullpen Report: July 17, 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

Jorge López, BAL: 23 pitches on Saturday. | Roster Resource

It was reported that Félix Bautista is dealing with upper body soreness and may be given another day of rest before the All-Star break. If that’s the case, Dillon Tate should be good to go after only throwing 17 pitches during yesterday’s contest against the Rays.

Colin Poche, TBR: 11 pitches on Saturday, back-to-back days. | Roster Resource

Brooks Raley 레일리 did not throw on Saturday and is likely to appear on Sunday.

Jhoan Duran, MIN: 40 pitches on Saturday. | Roster Resource

Two innings, two hits, three strikeouts, and a save in the books for Duran made for a great outing on Saturday. That means the most likely bullpen arm to appear in a save situation on Sunday could be Tyler Duffey, a Roster Resource “Reliever on the Rise”.

Brett Martin, TEX: 25 pitches on Saturday. | Roster Resource

Matt Bush (12 pitches) and Matt Moore (15 pitches) both threw on Saturday. Bush threw in back-to-back games whereas Moore did not. That makes Matt Moore the most likely to appear in a save situation if Brett Martin is unavailable on Sunday.

David Robertson, CHC: 26 pitches on Saturday. | Roster Resource

Mychal Givens threw 24 pitches on Saturday and took the loss. Chris Martin has not thrown since Wednesday and could be the most likely to appear if Robertson needs rest.

Taylor Rogers, SDP: 15 pitches on Saturday, back-to-back days. | Roster Resource

Both Luis García and Nabil Crismatt should be available on Sunday.


Injury News



Outlier Saves

Joey Krehbiel, BAL | Roster Resource

Krehbiel only needed to throw five pitches on Saturday to record the save. Saturday’s contest went into extra innings after Adley Rutschman tied the game in the top of the eighth with a home run. O’s closer Jorge López threw in the bottom of the ninth and tenth and while he did strike out three batters in the ninth, he allowed the zombie runner to score in the tenth after a perfectly executed sacrifice bunt moved the runner over to third and then scored on a Ji-Man Choi single. The O’s rallied and regained the lead in the eleventh and that brought in Cionel Pérez to close out the game. He was able to record two outs but walked a batter, bringing the winning run to the plate. Manager Brandon Hyde brought in Krehbiel to record the final out and he was able to do so on a pop-fly. It was his first save of the year.

Matthew Festa, SEA | Roster Resource

Another extra innings game gave an unexpecting arm a save opportunity. Paul Sewald threw in the eighth and Diego Castillo threw in the ninth. The Mariners took the lead in the top of the tenth and Festa was brought in to close it out in the bottom of the frame. He struck out the side, each strikeout coming off of swinging strikes. The 29-year-old has been in the Mariners’ system his whole major league career, playing at every level possible. He’s thrown 23.2 innings this season, holds a decent 10.67 K/9 and 73.9% LOB, but a not-so-decent 3.39 BB/9 and 4.38 ERA. He may not be the next-in-line for closer duties in Seattle, but he had an impressive outing on Saturday.

Dominic Leone, SFG | Roster Resource

Camilo Doval may have needed an extra day of rest after throwing 41 pitches on Thursday and Tyler Rogers was probably unavailable after throwing 24 pitches on Friday. John Brebbia was asked to get two outs in the eighth after starter Alex Cobb threw the first 7.1 innings. That set Leone up nicely to shut the door on the Brewers, but it wasn’t so easy. He gave up a lead-off single and then made a fielding error to place runners on first and second. He worked through a high-pressure moment when slugger Rowdy Tellez stepped into the box and forced a fly-ball out. He finished off the game with a ground-out and a strikeout and recorded his second save of the year. While Doval remains listed as “Not Very Stable”, no one in the Giants’ pen has stepped up to disrupt the hierarchy. For now, it remains Doval’s job.

Ryan Weber, NYY | Roster Resource

A pitcher can record a save with a 13-run margin by MLB’s definition of a save where a pitcher throws “…at least three innings.” This worked out tremendously well for a Yankees bullpen that came into Saturday’s game a little taxed. Jameson Taillon threw six, one-run innings and Weber threw three scoreless innings. He recorded only one walk, one hit, and one strikeout. The 31-year-old is a bit of a journeyman as he’s been employed by five different teams over his career. He only has 7.2 innings in the books for the Yankees this year. His 2.35 K/9 does not scream dominant closer and it’s unlikely we’ll see a “Reliever on the Rise” tag by his name anytime soon. However, he had an excellent outing with a huge lead and did what his team needed him to do on Saturday.


Committee Clarity



Losing a Grip


Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 7/17/2022

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