Bullpen Report: July 23, 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

Héctor Neris, HOU: 17 pitches on Friday; 19 pitches on Thursday. | RosterResource

Co-closer Rafael Montero should be good to go on Saturday (Ryan Pressly is on the Paternity List).

Lou Trivino, OAK: 22 pitches on Friday; 21 pitches on Thursday. | RosterResource

Zach Jackson and A.J. Puk (who earned the save Friday when Trivino couldn’t close it out) are the top closing candidates on Saturday.

Craig Kimbrel, LAD: 20 pitches on Friday; 12 pitches on Thursday. | RosterResource

Evan Phillips, Alex Vesia and Yency Almonte are all plausible choices if Kimbrel is down on Saturday.

Injury News

Michael King, NYY: Suffered a likely-season-ending elbow fracture on Friday. | RosterResource

Just awful news for the Yankees, as King has been perhaps the best setup man in baseball, with a heavy workload (51 innings) but still brilliant results (66 strikeouts and a 2.29 ERA). This is certainly an awful way to end what’s been a breakout season for King, and puts the onus on struggling Yankee relievers Jonathan Loáisiga and Aroldis Chapman to step up behind Clay Holmes and Wandy Peralta. This also increases the need for Brian Cashman to acquire a reliever (or two or three) at the upcoming Trade Deadline.

Outlier Saves

•A.J. Puk, OAK | RosterResource

Lou Trivino just couldn’t quite get the job done on Friday, giving up two runs and leaving Puk with a two-out mess to clean up and Kole Calhoun at the plate, with the A’s lead trimmed from three to one. Puk ended up drilling Calhoun with a pitch but was able to close it out by inducing a Marcus Semien groundout. It was Puk’s first save of the season, and he may be in line for more considering (a) how well he’s pitched (2.27 ERA) and (b) the shaky ground that Trivino is on.

Committee Clarity


Losing A Grip


Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 7/23/2022
Team Closer First Up Second Up Injured List
ARI Mark Melancon Joe Mantiply Ian Kennedy
ATL Kenley Jansen A.J. Minter Will Smith
BAL Jorge Lopez Felix Bautista Dillon Tate
BOS Tanner Houck John Schreiber Garrett Whitlock Matt Strahm
CHC David Robertson Mychal Givens Chris Martin
CWS Liam Hendriks Kendall Graveman Joe Kelly
CIN Alexis Diaz Hunter Strickland Jeff Hoffman
CLE Emmanuel Clase Trevor Stephan Eli Morgan
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 Josh Staumont Taylor Clarke
LAA Raisel Iglesias Ryan Tepera Aaron Loup
LAD Craig Kimbrel Evan Phillips Alex Vesia 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 Wandy Peralta Jonathan Loaisiga Michael King
OAK Lou Trivino Zach Jackson AJ Puk Dany Jimenez
PHI Seranthony Dominguez Brad Hand Corey Knebel
PIT David Bednar Yerry De Los Santos Wil Crowe
STL Ryan Helsley Giovanny Gallegos Genesis Cabrera
SD Taylor Rogers Nick Martinez Luis Garcia Drew Pomeranz
SF Camilo Doval Dominic Leone Tyler Rogers Trevor Rosenthal
SEA Paul Sewald Diego Castillo Andres Muñoz
TB Colin Poche Jason Adam Brooks Raley Andrew Kittredge
TEX Brett Martin Matt Moore Matt Bush
TOR Jordan Romano Yimi Garcia Tim Mayza
WSH Kyle Finnegan Carl Edwards Jr. Steve Cishek Tanner Rainey

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1 year ago

D-Rob will be a Yankee again in 2 weeks