Bullpen Report: June 19, 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

Edwin Díaz, NYM: 23 pitches on Saturday. | Roster Resource

Drew Smith earned the hold on 23 pitches and is also on “High Usage Alert”. That makes the most likely candidates to appear in a save opportunity Seth Lugo or Adam Ottavino.

Seranthony Domínguez10 pitches on Saturday, back-to-back days. | Roster Resource

Today’s report seems to be all about the Phillies. Now that both Domínguez and co-closer Brad Hand (23 pitches on Saturday, back-to-back days) have been utilized in high-leverage situations, they will likely both need rest on Sunday. It’s possible we’ll see Connor Brogdon in a save situation if one comes up, but wouldn’t it be wild if Corey Knebel records a save?

Camilo Doval: 11 pitches on Saturday, back-to-back days. | Roster Resource

Dominic Leone threw 23 pitches on Saturday and recorded a hold. With Doval and Leone likely unavailable on Sunday, the Giants may turn to Jake McGee or possibly Tyler Rogers in a save situation.


Injury News



Outlier Saves

José Quijada, LAA | Roster Resource

Raisel Iglesias threw in a tied ninth inning and recorded two strikeouts on 11 pitches. He eventually recorded the win after a two-run Mike Trout home run put the Angels ahead in the top of the tenth. Quijada was then given the bottom of the frame and needed only nine pitches forcing a groundout, a fly-out, and a strikeout. It was the 26-year-old’s first major league save. Coming up in the Miami Marlins’ system, Quijada has a decent fastball (70th statcast velocity percentile) and shows an impressive baseball savant pitcher comparison group including Dylan Cease, Blake Snell, and Robbie Ray. It would not be fair to look too far into this appearance as Quijada has only pitched 7.2 major league innings this season and the Angels had a double header on Saturday that required more bullpen arms to be utilized. But, the young lefty might be someone to keep an eye on this season.

Archie Bradley, LAA | Roster Resource

The Angels were able to get four innings and an out from starter José Suarez and three innings and two outs from reliever Jimmy Herget. That brought the game to the ninth and with a three-run lead, Bradley stepped in and forced a fly-out and two groundouts. It was a well-executed game plan in game two of Saturday’s doubleheader that left only Herget on “High Usage Alert” heading into Sunday.


Committee Clarity

•Brad Hand, PHI | Roster Resource

With the closer role being taken away from Corey Knebel earlier this week, we have a close eye on the Phillies pen. Hand was given the ninth with a one-run lead after eight incredible scoreless innings from Aaron Nola. He gave up a lead-off walk to Juan Soto who eventually scored off a Lane Thomas single. With the game tied at one apiece, they headed into extra innings and the Phillies scored the zombie runner in the top half of the tenth and gained a 2-1 lead. Seranthony Domínguez closed the game out with three flyball outs. Domínguez and Hand have both earned one save each in the last two Phillies games. The only clarity Saturday’s contest provides is that Hand and Domínguez are competing for the closer role and that Domínguez came out of this game with the save. Brad Hand recorded the win but was also given a blown save.


Losing a Grip


Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 6/19/2022
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 Tanner Houck John Schreiber Matt Strahm
CHC David Robertson Rowan Wick Mychal Givens
CWS Kendall Graveman Joe Kelly Reynaldo Lopez Liam Hendriks
CIN Hunter Strickland Alexis Diaz Joel Kuhnel Lucas Sims
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 Ryne Stanek
KC Scott Barlow Josh Staumont Jose Cuas
LAA Raisel Iglesias Ryan Tepera Aaron Loup
LAD Craig Kimbrel Daniel Hudson Evan Phillips Blake Treinen
MIA Tanner Scott Anthony Bass Cole Sulser Anthony Bender
MIL Josh Hader Devin Williams Brad Boxberger 0 Trevor Gott 0
MIN Jhoan Duran Emilio Pagan Griffin Jax 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 Seranthony Dominguez Brad Hand Connor Brogdon
PIT David Bednar Wil Crowe Chris Stratton
STL Ryan Helsley Giovanny Gallegos Genesis Cabrera Jordan Hicks
SD Taylor Rogers Luis Garcia Nabil Crismatt Drew Pomeranz
SF Camilo Doval Jake McGee Dominic Leone
SEA Diego Castillo Paul Sewald Andres Muñoz Ken Giles
TB Colin Poche Jason Adam Brooks Raley Andrew Kittredge
TEX Joe Barlow Matt Bush Brock Burke
TOR Jordan Romano Yimi Garcia Tim Mayza
WSH Tanner Rainey Kyle Finnegan Carl Edwards Jr. Sean Doolittle

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1 month ago

Which closers are candidates to be traded beside robertson? Is adding Colome savvy, anticipating a bard trade, or dumb, if they both get moved?