Bullpen Report: June 19, 2021

The 2021 version of Bullpen Report includes five differentßsections, 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: Back-to-back days; 4 of last 5 days; 21 pitches on Friday. | RosterResource

Carlos Estévez is a likely candidate for a save chance on Saturday if Bard isn’t available.


Injury News



Outlier Saves

Tyler Duffey, MIN | RosterResource

Taylor Rogers and Hansel Robles pitched scoreless innings in the eighth and ninth, respectively, to keep Friday’s game against the Rangers tied and send it to extra innings. After the Twins scored three runs in the top of the tenth, Duffey came on to close things out by allowing just an unearned run in a 10-8 win.

It was Duffey’s second save to go along with eight holds in 2021. The 30-year-old has not lived up to expectations, however, posting a 4.15 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 26 innings. While he’s been much better as of late, allowing only two earned runs over his last 10.2 innings, he’s not been nearly as effective as he was in 2019-2020 when he posted a 2.31 ERA and 12.4 K/9 in 80 appearances.



Committee Clarity

Greg Holland, KCR | RosterResource

Since returning from the Injured List on June 6, Josh Staumont has made four appearances in non-save situations. While that’s a bit misleading because the Royals haven’t had a save in a while and had lost 11 of 12 games coming into Friday, Staumont hasn’t looked like the same pitcher who took hold of the closer’s job in late April until a knee injury knocked him out of action a month later. So, it wasn’t all that surprising when Holland got the call on Friday with the team leading 5-3 over the Red Sox.

The 35-year-old pitched a 1-2-3 inning to pick up his fourth save and likely ensure that he’s back in the mix for save chances with Staumont in limbo as he looks to return to his pre-injury form.

Lou Trivino, OAK | RosterResource

Jake Diekman picked up his sixth save of the season on May 26, tying Trivino for the team lead. On Friday, the 29-year-old Trivino closed out a 5-3 win over the Yankees for his 12th save while extending his streak of not allowing an earned run to 16.2 innings. In the meantime, Diekman still has six saves, making it very clear that there is no longer a co-closer situation in Oakland. At least not right now.


Losing A Grip



Click HERE to view the full Closer Depth Chart.


Not Very Stable
Hot Seat

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