Bullpen Report: July 3, 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: 17 pitches on Saturday, back-to-back days. | Roster Resource

Back-to-back appearances and back-to-back blown saves have led some fantasy managers to question López’s ability to remain the go-to guy in Baltimore with a lead in the ninth. However, O’s manager Brandon Hyde ensured his trust in López’ in a postgame conference where he said, “I’m gonna give him a day off tomorrow.”, but that López’ has “had an unbelievable first half” and that the latest two blowups are simply a result of “a couple of tough games in a row”.

O’s setup man Félix Bautista also threw in back-to-back games and may need a day off on Sunday. If that’s the case, look for Dillon Tate or Cionel Pérez to fill in with a ninth-inning lead.

Kendall Graveman, CHW: 23 pitches on Saturday, back-to-back days. | Roster Resource

Back-to-back appearances and back-to-back converted saves have given those fantasy managers who added Graveman a nice mid-season boost in the saves department. However, with talk of Liam Hendriks returning, the party may soon be over. Graveman will likely be in need of rest on Sunday and Hendriks isn’t expected to come off the IL until Monday. With Joe Kelly’s high usage in the last two days, that leaves Reynaldo López as the most likely to appear in a save opportunity.

Lou Trivino, OAK: 11 pitches on Saturday, back-to-back days. | Roster Resource

Either Zach Jackson or A.J. Puk should be available on Sunday if Trivino needs rest.

Will Smith, ATL: 22 pitches on Saturday. | Roster Resource

Smith has thrown on back-to-back days a few times this season, so he shouldn’t be totally ruled out for an appearance on Sunday. A.J. Minter recorded the hold on Saturday night in front of Smith’s save, and threw 12 pitches. Minter is the likely candidate for a save if Smith is unavailable.

Tanner Scott, MIA: 21 pitches on Saturday, back-to-back days. | Roster Resource

The back of the Marlins’ bullpen has been used a lot lately. Scott, Anthony Bass, and Steven Okert are all on “High Usage Alert”. That leaves room for Dylan Floro, and possibly Zach Pop, to make a late-inning appearance.

Seranthony Domínguez, PHI: 20 pitches on Saturday, back-to-back days. | Roster Resource

In the past two games, Phillies starters have thrown no more than four innings. That has left the bullpen taxed. Corey Knebel and Jeurys Familia are the only relievers listed on our “Closer Depth Chart” that are not on “High Usage Alert”. Could they be given a save opportunity? Is it possible that Knebel could re-take the closer role all in one game? The Phillies will have to hope their ace Zach Wheeler can take them deep into the game first.

David Robertson, CHC: 26 pitches on Saturday, back-to-back days. | Roster Resource

Mychal Givens threw 24 pitches on Saturday night on his way to recording the hold. That likely leaves Chris Martin as the man to step up for a save opportunity should Robertson and Givens be unavailable.

Ryan Helsley, STL: 37 pitches on Saturday. | Roster Resource

A big-time appearance from Helsley on Saturday earned him the win but likely makes him unavailable on Sunday. Co-closer Giovanny Gallegos is well-rested and should be ready to go.


Injury News



Outlier Saves



Committee Clarity



Losing a Grip


Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 7/3/2022
Team Closer First Up Second Up Injured List
ARI Mark Melancon Ian Kennedy Joe Mantiply
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 Kendall Graveman Joe Kelly Reynaldo Lopez Liam Hendriks
CIN Hunter Strickland Art Warren Joel Kuhnel Alexis Diaz
CLE Emmanuel Clase Eli Morgan Sam Hentges
COL Daniel Bard Alex Colome Carlos Estevez Tyler Kinley
DET Gregory Soto Michael Fulmer Andrew Chafin
HOU Ryan Pressly Rafael Montero Ryne Stanek
KC Scott Barlow Jose Cuas Taylor Clarke 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 Griffin Jax Tyler Duffey 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 Zack Thompson Genesis Cabrera
SD Taylor Rogers Luis Garcia Nabil Crismatt Drew Pomeranz
SF Camilo Doval Dominic Leone Jake McGee
SEA Paul Sewald Diego Castillo Andres Muñoz
TB Colin Poche Jason Adam Jalen Beeks Andrew Kittredge
TEX Joe Barlow Dennis Santana Brock Burke Matt Bush
TOR Jordan Romano Tim Mayza Adam Cimber Yimi Garcia
WSH Tanner Rainey Kyle Finnegan Carl Edwards Jr. Sean Doolittle

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