Bullpen Report: June 15, 2021

The 2021 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.
  1. Injury News 
  2. Outlier Saves: Explanation for a non-closer earning a save during the previous day.
  3. Committee Clarity: Notes on a closer committee that clarify a pitcher’s standing in the group.
  4. 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

Daniel Bard, COL: 23 pitches on Monday. | RosterResource

Carlos Estévez and Mychal Givens are likely candidates for a save chance on Tuesday if Bard isn’t available.

Kenley Jansen, LAD: Back-to-back days; 9 pitches on Monday. | RosterResource

Blake Treinen and Victor González have also pitched back-to-back days. Jimmy Nelson is a likely candidate for a save chance on Tuesday if neither Jansen, Treinen, nor Gonzalez is available.

Jake Diekman, OAK: Back-to-back days 3 of last 4 days; 9 pitches on Monday; Lou Trivino, OAK: Back-to-back days; 3 of last 4 days; 12 pitches on Monday. | RosterResource

Yusmeiro Petit is a likely candidate for a save chance on Tuesday if neither Diekman nor Trivino is available.


Injury News

Michael Fulmer, DET: Activated from 10-Day IL. | RosterResource

Fulmer’s stint on the Injured List lasted only 11 days, which is great news in that his shoulder injury proved to be minor. He also returned to action with a scoreless inning on Monday, pitching the eighth inning with an 8-3 lead while throwing his fastball between 95-98 MPH. There’s no reason why he shouldn’t be back to being the Tigers’ top candidate for saves, although Gregory Soto and José Cisnero remain in the mix.


Outlier Saves

Drew Steckenrider, SEA | RosterResource

With Kendall Graveman likely unavailable after pitching back-to-back days for the first time this season, the Mariners went to Steckenrider with a 4-3 lead over the Twins in the ninth inning of Monday’s game. It was the first indication that the team has finally lost faith in Rafael Montero, who blew his sixth save of the season in his last outing. Keynan Middleton had been the team’s third choice for saves behind Graveman and Montero, but he was recently optioned to Triple-A. That opened the door for the 30-year-old Steckenrider, who pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to pick up his first save since he had five for the Marlins in 2018.


Committee Clarity

Emmanuel Clase, CLE | RosterResource

After the Orioles cut Cleveland’s lead to 4-3 with two outs in the seventh inning of Monday’s game, their chances of completing the comeback decreased significantly once James Karinchak entered the game. He recorded four outs to hand the one-run lead to Clase, who made quick work of the Orioles in the ninth. He struck out the first two batters on six pitches before ending things on a groundout. The 23-year-old now has 10 saves on the season.

Jake McGee, SFG | RosterResource

Tyler Rogers pitched a scoreless eighth for his 11th hold and McGee picked up his 13th save with a scoreless ninth to close out a 5-2 win over the Diamondbacks. The Giants’ co-closers each have 19 combined saves and holds.

Pete Fairbanks, TBR | RosterResource

The Rays win a lot of games — they have the best record in baseball — and their top three relievers play a part in a majority of those wins. On Monday, they got two scoreless innings from J.P. Feyereisen, a scoreless eighth from Diego Castillo, and a perfect ninth from Fairbanks to close out a 5-2 win over the White Sox. Feyereisen picked up the win, his third of the season, while Castillo logged his third hold, and Fairbanks is up to three saves on the season.

Losing A Grip



Click HERE to view the full Closer Depth Chart.


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