Bullpen Report: June 16, 2015

• A quick recap from last night: Greg Holland entered a non-save situation up six runs but ended up handing Wade Davis a save opp after allowing five baserunners and three earned without recording an out. Jeurys Familia has been quite good this year but he blew his second of the year. Similarly, Brett Cecil couldn’t hold onto the lead in the same game, blowing his second save chance as well. Cecil, unlike Familia, has not been particularly great this year and also hasn’t been handed many save opportunities, even with Toronto’s recent winning ways. A.J. Ramos (9), Jason Grilli (17), Shawn Tolleson (9) and Luke Gregerson (16) all recorded saves. Kevin Siegrist received and nailed down his second save of the year as Trevor Rosnethal was unavailable due to “tightness”.

• For the second game in a row Kevin Siegrist received a save opportunity and for the second game in a row he recorded a save. The tightness in Rosenthal was “a little sore after Saturday” but a DL trip is not likely at the moment for Rosenthal. We will take Matheny’s word and Rosenthal is said to be progressing but any injury to a pitcher is worthy of concern and I would pick up Siegrist in even shallow leagues. At worst you waste a roster spot vulturing for a save, but if Rosenthal’s arm doesn’t improve you could be picking up a high quality closer.

• In spite of Brett Cecil’s blown save last night, Blue Jays manager seems content on keeping him in the ninth. Roberto Osuna is the better pitcher and is still useful on a fantasy team but he will continue to just see holds in Toronto for now. While Cecil hasn’t received opportunities it will be important for him to do well in the ones he does receive. This situation isn’t necessarily fluid at the moment but I’m moving them to yellow.

Craig Kimbrel‘s slightly disappointing year continued as he received the loss today against the A’s. The A’s attempted three steals in the inning but it was Billy Burns‘ steal after a walk that got him in scoring position for Eric Sogard’s go ahead single. Kimbrel certainly didn’t get knocked around but his 3.81 ERA isn’t what fantasy owners signed up for. Still, I’d expect Kimbrel to be a top five closer in the second half, whether it’s on a rebuilding Padres team or somewhere else.

• Quick Hits: Luke Gregerson recorded his 17th save on the year while his fellow bullpen mate Will Harris got his third win on the season. Those of you who picked up Harris have been rewarded with a 0.87 ERA and three wins, not too shabby. Harris is having an excellent season but his .113 BABIP and 100% LOB% is likely to regress in the second half. Tyler Clippard threw a scoreless inning for his tenth save on the year. Bobby Parnell was called on for a five-out save, his first since 2013. There isn’t much competition in the back of the Mets pen and I’m fairly confident putting Parnell back on the grid. Mark Melancon (21) and Aroldis Chapman (14) nailed down saves, with Aroldis striking out three batters around one hit. A few rough outings in non-save situations with Koji Uehara and Drew Storen throwing duds, it hurts your ERA but they’re safe.

Closer Grid:

Closer First Second DL/Minors
Arizona Brad Ziegler Addison Reed Daniel Hudson Enrique Burgos
Atlanta Jason Grilli Jim Johnson David Aardsma
Baltimore Zach Britton Darren O’Day Tommy Hunter
Boston Koji Uehara Junichi Tazawa Alexi Ogando
CHI (NL) Pedro Strop Hecton Rondon Jason Motte Rafael Soriano
CHI (AL) David Robertson Jacob Petricka Zach Duke
Cincy Aroldis Chapman Tony Cingrani J.J. Hoover Sean Marshall
Cleveland Cody Allen Bryan Shaw Zach McAllister
Colorado John Axford Brooks Brown Boone Logan Adam Ottavino
Detroit Joakim Soria Joba Chamberlain Al Albuerquerque Joe Nathan
Houston Luke Gregerson Chad Qualls Pat Neshek
KC Greg Holland Wade Davis Kelvin Herrera
LAA Huston Street Joe Smith Fernando Salas
LAD Kenley Jansen Yimi Garcia Chris Hatcher Pedro Baez
Miami A.J. Ramos Carter Capps Steve Cishek
Milwaukee Francisco Rodriguez Jeremy Jeffress Will Smith
Minnesota Glen Perkins Blaine Boyer Casey Fien
NY (NL) Jeurys Familia Bobby Parnell Carlos Torres Jenrry Mejia
NY (AL) Dellin Betances Justin Wilson Chasen Shreve Andrew Miller
Oakland Tyler Clippard Evan Scribner Dan Otero Sean Doolittle
Philly Jonathan Papelbon Ken Giles Luis Garcia
Pittsburgh Mark Melancon Tony Watson Arquimedes Caminero
St. Louis Trevor Rosenthal Kevin Siegrist Seth Maness Jordan Walden
SD Craig Kimbrel Joaquin Benoit Brandon Maurer
SF Santiago Casilla Sergio Romo Hunter Strickland
Seattle Carson Smith Fernando Rodney Mark Lowe
TB Jake McGee Kevin Jepsen Brad Boxberger
Texas Shawn Tolleson Tanner Scheppers Keone Kela Neftali Feliz
Toronto Brett Cecil Roberto Osuna Steve Delabar Miguel Castro
Wash. Drew Storen Casey Janssen Matt Thornton Aaron Barrett

[Green light, yellow light, red light: the colors represent the volatility of the bullpen order.]

When he's not focusing on every team's bullpen situation, Ben can be found blogging at Ben's Baseball Bias and on Twitter @BensBias

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Maybe Matheny will eliminate his 1+IP appearances after this.