Bullpen Report: July 31, 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

Tyler Duffey, MIN: 28 pitches on Saturday. | Roster Resource

Jhoan Duran threw 11 pitches in the eighth inning and recorded no hits and two strikeouts. Duffey pitched in the ninth in a non-close situation but gave up three earned runs. He’ll likely need rest after a high-pitch count outing and Duran is likely to appear in his place in a save situation on Sunday.

Ryan Pressly, HOU: 20 pitches on Saturday. | Roster Resource

Rafael Montero also threw 24 pitches in the eighth inning. Montero recorded the hold while Pressly was charged with a loss and a blown save. If both relievers are unavailable on Sunday, Héctor Neris is likely to be utilized in a save situation.

Raisel Iglesias, LAA: 26 pitches on Saturday. | Roster Resource

Wow! Iglesias recorded a save! Unless I’m missing something, this was Iglesias’ first save in the month of July and the month of July is almost over. As someone rostering Iglesias in a fantasy league I say, “Let’s do it again on Sunday!”, but Saturday night’s high pitch count may not allow for it. If that’s the case, either Ryan Tepera or Aaron Loup should be good to go.


Injury News

Kenley Jansen, ATL | Back | Roster Resource

While it does not seem to be a serious matter at the moment, the report of Jansen having some back trouble hit the airwaves after Friday night’s appearance. You’ll notice on our Closer Depth Chart that he is listed as unavailable. Both A.J. Minter and Will Smith should be available headed into Sunday’s game.


Outlier Saves

Clarke Schmidt, NYY | Roster Resource

With a healthy six-run lead after five decent innings from starter Nestor Cortes (5H, 2ER, 2BB, 2SO), our old friend Aroldis Chapman came into the game and fired an impressive 13 pitches to only three batters. Champman’s heater averaged 98.8 and his command looked solid. He recorded two strikeouts and one fly-out. Then, Clarke Schmidt came out to earn a three-inning save, his second of the year. Schmidt has been a very useful young pitcher for the Yankees this year. In AAA, he’s been used as a starter and has five starts under his belt. In those appearances, his K/9 was an impressive 12.98 and his BB/9 was a little too high at 3.63. But, in his major league appearances this season (16 games, 30 IP), his K/9 has decreased and his BB/9 has increased. That doesn’t sound good, however, his ERA is lower in the major leagues (2.40) than it is in AAA (4.15). It will take some time for the Yankees to work out how they will utilize Schmidt in the future, but for now, a young arm soaking up three innings with a big lead is perfect. Schmidt looks as if he’s been there for years and it’s impressive how he pitches with confidence. In Saturday’s outing, he threw 52 pitches and 34 of them were strikes. He struck out five batters, walked one, and gave up two hits. I wrote earlier in the season about how impressed I was with Schmidt during Spring Training, but I don’t think the Yankees will be ready to define his role any time soon. For now, he remains a valuable asset in games like Saturday and he’s an arm to keep an eye on.

Dominic Leone, SFG | Roster Resource

Back-to-back appearances on Thursday and Friday from Camilo Doval, John Brebbia, and Dominic Leone limited the Giants’ options out of the bullpen going into Saturday’s contest. However, Leone had only thrown 23 pitches total in the two appearances and came out for his third appearance in a row with a four-run lead in the ninth on Saturday. Leone recorded the save but gave up an earned run along the way. Saturday’s appearance brought his ERA to .396 on the year but notched his third save on the season. Giants’ starter Jakob Junis only lasted four innings and that required the Giants’ to get creative. It was Tyler Rogers who took over in the fifth and threw both the fifth and the sixth. He handed the ball to Jarlín García in the seventh, and he gave up a run and only recorded one out. Yunior Marte took over and took the game to the ninth inning.

Committee Clarity



Losing a Grip


Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 7/31/2022
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 Nabil Crismatt Drew Pomeranz
SF Camilo Doval John Brebbia Dominic Leone Trevor Rosenthal
SEA Paul Sewald Andres Muñoz Diego Castillo
TB Pete Fairbanks Jason Adam Brooks Raley Andrew Kittredge
TEX Matt Moore Matt Bush Brett Martin
TOR Jordan Romano Yimi Garcia Tim Mayza
WSH Kyle Finnegan Carl Edwards Jr. Steve Cishek Tanner Rainey

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