Bullpen Report: July 25, 2021

NEW FEATURE ALERT! We have added an upgraded version of RosterResource’s Closer Depth Chart to FanGraphs. Read more about it here.

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.

The 2021 version of Bullpen Report includes five different sections, as well as the closer chart, which can be found at the bottom of the page.

  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.)

Notable Workloads

Aroldis Chapman, NYY: 26 pitches on Saturday.RosterResource

Both Chad Green and Jonathan Loaisiga are likely to fill in for a save opportunity should Chapman need rest.

Greg Holland, KCR: 21 pitches on Saturday. Back-to-back days. RosterResource

Co-closer Scott Barlow is the most likely to fill in for a save opportunity if one comes up on Sunday.

Ryan Pressly, HOU: 27 pitches on Saturday.RosterResource

Ryne Stanek (19 pitches on Saturday) and Blake Taylor are likely candidates for a save opportunity if one comes up on Sunday.

Raisel Iglesias, LAA: 7 pitches on Saturday, 3 consecutive days. | RosterResource

Steve Cishek and Tony Watson are likely candidates for a save opportunity should Iglesias need a day off.

Kendall Graveman, SEA: 9 pitches on Saturday, back-to-back days. | RosterResource

Paul Sewald (14 pitches on Saturday, back-t0-back days) is also on “High Usage Alert”, making Drew Steckenrider the most likely candidate for a save opportunity should both Graveman and Sewald need rest.

Heath Hembree, CIN: 8 pitches on Saturday, back-to-back days. | RosterResource

Brad Brach (22 pitches on Saturday, back-to-back days) is also on “High Usage Alert”. Amir Garrett is on paternity leave and that makes Sean Doolittle and John Osich likely candidates for a save should the opportunity come up.

Injury News


Outlier Saves

Wade Davis, KCR | RosterResource

See more in the Committee Clarity section below.

Committee Clarity

•Greg Holland, KCR | RosterResource

Now listed as “On the Hot Seat”, Holland came into the ninth with a three-run lead, gave up two walks, two hits, and two earned runs on a home run. The frame started with a leadoff double by Eric Haase. Holland got Derek Hill to pop out to right, but that allowed Haase to advance to third. The homerun then went to Akil Baddoo who cut the lead to one with the two-run big fly. Holland was able to get the second out, on a ground out, but then proceeded to walk the next two batters, putting the winning run on base. The ball was then given to Wade Davis, who came in to get the final out on a strike out. Needless to say, it was a rocky outing for Holland and not necessarily just a bad day at the office as he’s given up three runs in 4.2 innings since the All-Star break, recording two saves and one hold in that time.

Co-closer Scott Barlow has been solid in the second half, recording one save and two holds while remaining scoreless in his four appearances (4.1 IP) since the break. While this remains a co-closer situation in Kansas City, Barlow seems to be the more locked in and may start to get more opportunities moving forward.

Losing a Grip



Click HERE to view the full Closer Depth Chart.

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2 years ago

No mention of Dillon Tate and BAL with Tate getting his second in a row in that hierarchy?