Bullpen Report: June 1, 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.

  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

Mark Melancon, ARI: Back-to-back days; 9 pitches on Tuesday. | RosterResource

Ian Kennedy is a likely candidate for a save chance on Wednesday if Melancon isn’t available.

Camilo Doval, SFG: 3 consecutive days; 11 pitches on Wednesday. | RosterResource

Jake McGee is a likely candidate for a save chance on Wednesday if Doval isn’t available. Dominic Leone (3 of last 4 days) and Tyler Rogers (33 pitches on Tuesday) could also be in the mix if they are available.

Giovanny Gallegos, STL: Back-to-back days; 27 pitches on Tuesday; Ryan Helsley, STL: Back-to-back days; 18 pitches on Tuesday | RosterResource

Génesis Cabrera is a likely candidate for a save chance on Wednesday if neither Gallegos nor Holmes is available.

Joe Barlow, TEX: Back-to-back days; 9 pitches on Tuesday. | RosterResource

Matt Bush is a likely candidate for a save chance on Wednesday if Barlow isn’t available.

Injury News



Outlier Saves

Wil Crowe, CIN | RosterResource

With closer David Bednar unavailable after a 50-pitch outing on Monday, the Pirates figured to go with some combination of Chris Stratton and Crowe to close out a potential second consecutive win against the Dodgers. Leading 4-3 in the 8th inning, it was Stratton who got the call to face Justin Turner, Chris Taylor, and Gavin Lux. He struck out all three batters on 15 pitches.

An inning later, the Pirates had extended their lead to 5-3, giving Crowe a bit more breathing room as he would face off against Kevin Pillar, Mookie Betts, and Freddie Freeman. While he didn’t strike any of them out, he did retire them in order to close out the win and pick up his 2nd save.

At 21-27, the Pirates are proving to be a competitive group that can win against some of the best teams in baseball. Bednar’s emergence as one of the best closer’s in the league is a major reason why, but Crowe has also been terrific in his first season pitching in relief.


Committee Clarity

Tony Santillan, CIN | RosterResource

After beginning the season with a save, hold, and 3.1 scoreless innings over his first three appearances, Santillan quickly lost any trust he had gained by allowing a run in five of his next eight appearances. Over that span, the Reds lost a majority of their games and had very few bright spots. Therefore, Santillan didn’t fall as far out of favor as probably would’ve been expected.

The 25-year-old didn’t pitch for a week after an outing on May 10 in which he didn’t retire any of the three batters he faced (2B, HBP, BB). Since returning to action, however, Santillan had pitched six scoreless innings with two saves and two holds coming into Tuesday’s game against the Red Sox. If it wasn’t already clear that he had returned to manager David Bell’s circle of trust, it would’ve been once he entered the game with a 2-0 lead in the 9th inning at Fenway Park. And while it wasn’t pretty — he gave up three hits, including a two-out RBI single — he struck out the red-hot Trevor Story to strand the tying and go-ahead runs on base and pick up his 4th save.

With the Reds playing much better baseball — they’ve won 13 of 22 — there should be more save opportunities available. And with rookie Alexis Díaz mainly being used in a setup role and Art Warren possibly pitching himself out of the mix after a diastrous outing on Sunday (0 IP, 4 ER, 3 H, BB), Santillan could be starting to separate himself from the other closer candidates.


Losing A Grip



Click HERE to view the full Closer Depth Chart.


Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 6/1/2022
Team Closer First Up Second Up Injured List
ARI Mark Melancon Ian Kennedy Joe Mantiply
ATL Kenley Jansen A.J. Minter Will Smith Tyler Matzek
BAL Jorge Lopez Felix Bautista Dillon Tate
BOS Jake Diekman John Schreiber Austin Davis Hansel Robles
CHC David Robertson Rowan Wick Mychal Givens
CWS Liam Hendriks Aaron Bummer Matt Foster
CIN Tony Santillan Hunter Strickland Alexis Diaz Lucas Sims
CLE Emmanuel Clase Trevor Stephan Bryan Shaw
COL Daniel Bard Tyler Kinley Alex Colome
DET Gregory Soto Michael Fulmer Andrew Chafin
HOU Ryan Pressly Rafael Montero Hector Neris
KC Scott Barlow Josh Staumont Arodys Vizcaino Amir Garrett
LAA Raisel Iglesias Ryan Tepera Aaron Loup
LAD Craig Kimbrel Daniel Hudson Brusdar Graterol Blake Treinen
MIA Anthony Bass Dylan Floro Tanner Scott Anthony Bender
MIL Josh Hader Devin Williams Trevor Gott 0
MIN Emilio Pagan Jhoan Duran Tyler Duffey Jorge Alcala
NYM Edwin Diaz Seth Lugo Drew Smith
NYY Clay Holmes Michael King Miguel Castro Aroldis Chapman
OAK Dany Jimenez AJ Puk Zach Jackson
PHI Corey Knebel Brad Hand Seranthony Dominguez
PIT David Bednar Chris Stratton Wil Crowe
STL Ryan Helsley Giovanny Gallegos Genesis Cabrera Jordan Hicks
SD Taylor Rogers Luis Garcia Robert Suarez Drew Pomeranz
SF Camilo Doval Dominic Leone Tyler Rogers
SEA Paul Sewald Diego Castillo Andres Muñoz Ken Giles
TB J.P. Feyereisen Colin Poche Jason Adam Andrew Kittredge
TEX Joe Barlow Matt Bush Brock Burke Jose Leclerc
TOR Jordan Romano Adam Cimber Yimi Garcia Tim Mayza
WSH Tanner Rainey Kyle Finnegan Carl Edwards Jr. Sean Doolittle

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