Bullpen Report: July 4, 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

Josh Hader, MIL: 33 pitches on Sunday. | RosterResource

Devin Williams and Brad Boxberger both pitched on Sunday as well, with Williams throwing 23 pitches and Boxberger 20, but it figures that at least one of them will be available for a save chance on Monday. But if not, Trevor Gott might be the next in line, or Hoby Milner from the left side.

Tanner Rainey, WSN: 23 pitches on Sunday. | RosterResource

Kyle Finnegan should be available on Monday if Rainey isn’t.

Injury News

Craig Kimbrel, LAD: Day-to-day after exiting Sunday’s game (line drive off back). | RosterResource

Scans on Kimbrel’s back taken after he exited the game were negative, and he did stay in to pitch (and give up the lead) without much of a loss in velocity after taking a hard liner right near his scapula, but he’ll be sidelined for a few days until he’s at or near 100%. Perhaps more troubling is that Sunday’s rough performance rose Kimbrel’s ERA to 4.78, and he just hasn’t looked like himself for extended stretches this season. But Dave Roberts assured reporters he’s still got the job:

Kimbrel being out for at least two days does give an opportunity for others to earn saves, though. Evan Phillips and Yency Almonte have both been revelations, and Brusdar Graterol’s potential remains tantalizing. Alex Vesia is the top left-handed option if a matchup situation arises, perhaps against Charlie Blackmon in the team’s series against the Rockies that begins on Tuesday.

Outlier Saves

Dillon Tate, BAL | RosterResource

Jorge López has been one of the breakout relievers of this season, but he allowed a crushing walk-off homer to Byron Buxton on Friday… and then another walk-off on Saturday. He wasn’t given a third chance in one series to give up a close lead, so he took the day off and ceded the ninth to Dillon Tate. Tate was sharp in setting down the Twins in order, with two strikeouts in a perfect inning of work. Tate’s having a breakout season of his own, with two saves (including Sunday’s) and a 2.11 ERA in 38.1 innings.

Dylan Floro, MIA | RosterResource

Pretty standard Outlier Save for Floro here. Closer Tanner Scott blew his save opportunity in the ninth inning, which left Floro to protect a three-run lead in the tenth once the Marlins broke through in extras. Floro didn’t even let the zombie runner score from second, throwing 12 of 15 pitches for strikes with two strikeouts for his first save of the year. Floro was the primary closer after Yimi García was traded to the Astros at the deadline last year, and earned 15 saves then, but hasn’t been quite right since coming off the IL early in this year’s season. Sunday’s save lowered his season ERA to 5.21, and he’s only struck out 11% of opponents.

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 Hector Neris
KC Scott Barlow Jose Cuas Taylor Clarke Josh Staumont
LAA Raisel Iglesias Ryan Tepera Aaron Loup
LAD Craig Kimbrel Evan Phillips Brusdar Graterol 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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1 month ago

Probably worth noting that Scott was pitching on the 3rd straight day. He is no danger of losing the gig to Floro.