Bullpen Report: July 30, 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: Three of the last four days; 11 pitches on Friday. | RosterResource

Félix Bautista, Dillon Tate or Cionel Pérez are all options to close if López is unavailable Saturday.

Emmanuel Clase, CLE: Three of the last four days; 12 pitches on Friday. | RosterResource

Clase’s availability could go either way since he didn’t pitch Thursday and has been efficient in his three recent appearances. If he’s unavailable, look for Trevor Stephan or Eli Morgan to close.

•Scott Barlow, KCR: 35 pitches on Friday. | RosterResource

Dylan Coleman, Taylor Clarke and José Cuas are all closing options on Saturday.

Kenley Jansen, ATL: 26 pitches on Friday. | RosterResource

A.J. Minter and Will Smith both went unused on Friday so they should be good to close Saturday.

Craig Kimbrel, LAD: 29 pitches on Friday. | RosterResource

Evan Phillips, Alex Vesia, and Yency Almonte should all be available Saturday.

Camilo Doval, SFG: 21 pitches on Friday; 18 pitches on Thursday. | RosterResource

John Brebbia and Dominic Leone have also worked back-to-back days, but they’ve both been more efficient than Doval. But if they’re not available a save chance would likely fall to Tyler Rogers or Jarlín García.

Injury News


Outlier Saves

Connor Brogdon, PHI | RosterResource

The Phillies used co-closers Seranthony Domínguez and Brad Hand earlier in the game when it was still tied, so Brogdon was given a chance for the Outlier Save with a two-run lead in the tenth inning. He made very quick work of the Pirates, with just eight pitches (seven strikes) to retire the side for his first save of the year. He’s been a key setup reliever for the Phillies when healthy, with an ERA of 2.05 in 22 innings.

Committee Clarity


Losing A Grip

Taylor Rogers, SDP | RosterResource

Rogers has already lost his grip, with manager Bob Melvin declaring that he won’t be the closer for the time being.

The southpaw is in an extended rough stretch, allowing 22 runs in his past 22 innings, so this isn’t some knee-jerk reaction from the Padres; if anything, Rogers was in the role a little bit too long.

As far as current options go, Luis García, Nabil Crismatt, and Nick Martinez have all pitched well, though Martinez is currently on paternity leave. It’s a small sample but Adrian Morejon has been excellent in his nine innings of work as well. This all may become moot by the time the Trade Deadline rolls around, however.

Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 7/30/2022
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 Garrett Whitlock John Schreiber Matt Strahm
CHC David Robertson Mychal Givens Scott Effross
CWS Liam Hendriks Kendall Graveman Joe Kelly
CIN Alexis Diaz Dauri Moreta Reiver Sanmartin 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 Nick Martinez Luis Garcia Adrian Morejon Drew Pomeranz
SF Camilo Doval John Brebbia Dominic Leone Trevor Rosenthal
SEA Paul Sewald Andres Muñoz Diego Castillo
TB Jason Adam Brooks Raley Pete Fairbanks 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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2 months ago

Isn’t Diego Castillo on the 10-day IL?