Bullpen Report: June 20, 2021

NEW FEATURE ALERT! We have added an upgraded version of RosterResource’s Closer Depth Chart to FanGraphs. Read more about it here.

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.

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.
  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.)

Notable Workloads

Paul Fry, BAL: 24 pitches on Saturday, 3 of last 4 days. | RosterResource

Hunter Harvey (14 pitches on Saturday, 3 of last 4) and Tanner Scott (15 pitches, back-to-back days) could also need rest on Sunday, making Cole Sulser the only well-rested committee reliever. Sulser is a likely candidate for a save opportunity if one comes up on Sunday.

Jordan Romano, TOR: 28 pitches on Saturday. | RosterResource

Tyler Chatwood and Anthony Castro are likely candidates for save opportunities if Romano is unavailable.

Hansel Robles, MIN: 14 pitches on Saturday, back-to-back days. | RosterResource

Taylor Rogers (13 pitches on Saturday, back-to-back days) is also on “High Usage Alert”. Should both co-closers need rest on Sunday, Jorge Alcala is a candidate for a save opportunity.

Ryan Pressly, HOU: 12 pitches on Saturday, back-to-back days. | RosterResource

With Ryne Stanek (21 pitches on Saturday, 3 of last 4 days) being used frequently as of late, Brooks Raley 레일리 is likely a candidate for a save should Stanek and Pressly need the day off on Sunday.

Kendall Graveman, SEA: 12 pitches on Saturday, back-to-back days. | RosterResource

Drew Steckenrider and Anthony Misiewicz are likely candidates for a save opportunity on Sunday if Graveman is unavailable.

Josh Hader, MIL: 17 pitches on Saturday, back-to-back days. | RosterResource

Brent Suter (26 pitches on Saturday, back-to-back days) is also on “High Usage Alert”, making Devin Williams the likely candidate for a save chance should Hader need the day off.

Richard Rodríguez, PIT: 20 pitches on Saturday, 3 of last 4 days. | RosterResource

Kyle Crick is a likely candidate for a save opportunity should Rodríguez need rest on Sunday.

Injury News

Tejay Antone, CIN  | RosterResource

Antone (1.41 ERA, 1W, 3 SV, 7 HLD, 3 BS) was used more in a fireman role for the Reds before being placed on the IL due to right forearm inflammation. Though he does carry fantasy value, it’s likely he will return to that same role upon activation.

 

Outlier Saves

•None

Committee Clarity

•Paul Fry, BAL  | RosterResource

Saturday’s showing by the Baltimore bullpen was rough as each reliever that entered the game (Tanner Scott, Hunter Harvey, Paul Fry, and Tyler Wells) gave up at least one earned run. Many thought that Hunter Harvey would jump into the closer role upon his activation from the IL, but he worked the eighth inning on Saturday and while he gave up a home run to Marcus Semien, he was able to keep the Orioles in line for the win. It was a total meltdown in the ninth that allowed 6 runs to score and gave the Blue Jays a three-run lead. Paul Fry (2 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, L) and Tyler Wells (3 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, BS) worked the aforementioned ninth. Cole Sulser should still be in the mix for save opportunities, but it is still very much a committee in Baltimore.

Losing a Grip

•None

 

Click HERE to view the full Closer Depth Chart.

Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
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Bryan Shaw should be either yellow or red on Cleveland’s chart. He had a complete meltdown yesterday and hasn’t been usable for the last week. I’d honestly be unsurprised if he gets cut from the team if this continues, let alone just demoted.