Bullpen Report: July 31, 2023

The 2023 version of the 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

Carlos Estévez, LAA: 34 pitches on Sunday. | RosterResource

Reynaldo López is the top option to close with Matt Moore likely unavailable on Monday as well after 28 Sunday pitches. Jacob Webb and José Soriano are also possible.

Yimi García, TOR: Three straight days; 14 pitches on Sunday. | RosterResource

It’s unclear if newly-acquired Jordan Hicks will report in time for Monday’s game, so a save chance could fall to Erik Swanson or Tim Mayza.

Josh Hader, SDP: 31 pitches on Sunday; 18 pitches on Saturday. | RosterResource

Robert Suarez worked back-to-back days in just his fifth appearance off the IL, so he might not be available Monday either. Steven Wilson, Nick Martinez, Tom Cosgrove, and Tim Hill are all options.

Camilo Doval, SFG: 20 pitches on Sunday; 25 pitches on Saturday. | RosterResource

Tyler Rogers is also unlikely to be available after 25 pitches Sunday, which could leave Taylor Rogers, Scott Alexander, or Luke Jackson to close.

Injury News


Outlier Saves

Carlos Hernández, KCR | RosterResource

Scott Barlow tossed 41 pitches between Saturday and Sunday, so Hernández went out there for a third straight day. He issued a one out walk but ultimately looked sharp in the inning, with a couple strikeouts on the way to his first career save. His 3.57 ERA may be a little misleading, as his FIP is now 2.28 and his xERA entering the game was 3.35. He could find himself on the move in the coming days.

JoJo Romero, STL | RosterResource

Over at RosterResource, we’re listing Giovanny Gallegos as the sole closer in the aftermath of the Jordan Hicks trade, so this still qualifiers as an outlier save, though Gallegos did pitch the seventh and eighth. Romero dispatched the Cubs with little issue, striking out two batters for his first save of the year. He should have an extended audition with the Cardinals now that they’ve moved Hicks and Chris Stratton and will need to cover those bullpen innings with a more ragtag bunch.

Committee Clarity


Losing A Grip


Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 7/30/2023
Team Closer First Up Second Up Injured List
ARI Kevin Ginkel Andrew Chafin Scott McGough
ATL Raisel Iglesias Joe Jimenez Kirby Yates A.J. Minter
BAL Felix Bautista Yennier Cano Danny Coulombe Dillon Tate
BOS Kenley Jansen Chris Martin Josh Winckowski
CHC Adbert Alzolay Mark Leiter Jr. Julian Merryweather
CWS Gregory Santos Aaron Bummer Keynan Middleton Liam Hendriks
CIN Alexis Diaz Lucas Sims Ian Gibaut
CLE Emmanuel Clase Trevor Stephan Eli Morgan
COL Justin Lawrence Daniel Bard Jake Bird
DET Alex Lange Jason Foley Tyler Holton
HOU Ryan Pressly Hector Neris Bryan Abreu
KC Scott Barlow Carlos Hernandez Jose Cuas
LAA Carlos Estevez Reynaldo Lopez Matt Moore Chris Devenski
LAD Evan Phillips Brusdar Graterol Joe Kelly Daniel Hudson
MIA David Robertson Tanner Scott AJ Puk
MIL Devin Williams Joel Payamps Elvis Peguero
MIN Jhoan Duran Griffin Jax Emilio Pagan Brock Stewart
NYM Adam Ottavino Brooks Raley Drew Smith Edwin Diaz
NYY Clay Holmes Michael King Wandy Peralta Jonathan Loaisiga
OAK Trevor May Sam Moll Lucas Erceg
PHI Craig Kimbrel Gregory Soto Seranthony Dominguez Jose Alvarado
PIT David Bednar Colin Holderman Carmen Mlodzinski
STL Giovanny Gallegos Andre Pallante JoJo Romero Ryan Helsley
SD Josh Hader Robert Suarez Steven Wilson
SF Camilo Doval Tyler Rogers Taylor Rogers John Brebbia
SEA Paul Sewald Andres Muñoz Justin Topa
TB Pete Fairbanks Jason Adam Colin Poche
TEX Will Smith Aroldis Chapman Jose Leclerc
TOR Jordan Hicks Erik Swanson Yimi Garcia Jordan Romano
WSH Kyle Finnegan Mason Thompson Jordan Weems Hunter Harvey

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