Bullpen Report: June 3, 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.
  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. Click HERE to view this week’s episode of “The RosterResource Show”, a live stream with several roster-related segments. “Closer News” begins at around the 1:10:25 mark.

Notable Workloads

Daniel Bard, COL: Back-to-back days; 3 of last 4 days; 16 pitches on Wednesday. | RosterResource

Carlos Estévez has also pitched back-to-back days and three of the last four. Mychal Givens is a likely candidate for a save chance on Thursday if neither Bard nor Estévez are available.

Edwin Díaz, NYM: Back-to-back days; 14 pitches on Wednesday. | RosterResource

Trevor May is a likely candidate for a save chance if Diaz isn’t available on Thursday.

Aroldis Chapman, NYY: Back-to-back days; 26 pitches on Wednesday. | RosterResource

Jonathan Loaisiga (14 pitches on Wednesday) and Chad Green (11 pitches on Wednesday) have also pitched back-to-back days. In all likelihood, at least one of the three will be available for a third consecutive day on Thursday.

Brad Hand, WSN: Back-to-back days; 13 pitches on Wednesday. | RosterResource

Daniel Hudson has also pitched back-to-back days. Wander Suero is a likely candidate for a save chance on Thursday if neither Hand nor Hudson are available.


Injury News



Outlier Saves


Committee Clarity


Losing A Grip



Click HERE to view the full Closer Depth Chart.


Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 6/3/2021
Team Closer First Up Second Up Injured List
ARI Stefan Crichton Joakim Soria Taylor Clarke Tyler Clippard
ATL Will Smith Chris Martin A.J. Minter
BAL Cole Sulser Paul Fry Cesar Valdez Hunter Harvey
BOS Matt Barnes Adam Ottavino Darwinzon Hernandez
CHC Craig Kimbrel Ryan Tepera Andrew Chafin Rowan Wick
CWS Liam Hendriks Aaron Bummer Evan Marshall
CIN Tejay Antone Sean Doolittle Lucas Sims
CLE James Karinchak Emmanuel Clase Bryan Shaw
COL Daniel Bard Carlos Estevez Mychal Givens
DET Michael Fulmer Gregory Soto Daniel Norris
HOU Ryan Pressly Ryne Stanek Brooks Raley
KC Greg Holland Scott Barlow Kyle Zimmer Josh Staumont
LAA Raisel Iglesias Mike Mayers Steve Cishek
LAD Kenley Jansen Blake Treinen Victor Gonzalez
MIA Yimi Garcia Dylan Floro Anthony Bass
MIL Josh Hader Devin Williams Brent Suter
MIN Hansel Robles Taylor Rogers Alex Colome
NYM Edwin Diaz Trevor May Miguel Castro
NYY Aroldis Chapman Jonathan Loaisiga Chad Green Zack Britton
OAK Jake Diekman Lou Trivino Yusmeiro Petit J.B. Wendelken
PHI Hector Neris Jose Alvarado Sam Coonrod
PIT Richard Rodriguez Kyle Crick David Bednar
STL Alex Reyes Giovanny Gallegos Genesis Cabrera
SD Mark Melancon Emilio Pagan Austin Adams Drew Pomeranz
SF Jake McGee Tyler Rogers Zack Littell Caleb Baragar
SEA Keynan Middleton Rafael Montero Anthony Misiewicz Kendall Graveman
TB J.P. Feyereisen Diego Castillo Pete Fairbanks
TEX Ian Kennedy Josh Sborz Joely Rodriguez Matt Bush
TOR Jordan Romano Tyler Chatwood Rafael Dolis
WSH Brad Hand Daniel Hudson Wander Suero

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11 months ago

How do we feel about Sulsar versus someone like Daniel hudson. The most important thing is late season (h2h fantasy playoffs) value, which, i know, hard to predict. Feel like Hudson has far more upside and who knows what happens with Sulsar/the orioles…

11 months ago
Reply to  alang3131982

I’d rather roll the dice w/ Hudson than Sulser precisely because there’s more real upside w/ Hudson.

Sulser’s been good so far this year due to his pro-career-high K% (and still manageable BB%), but he’s basically a flyball-ish pitcher who calls Camden home and pitches in a very tough AL divison — probably the toughest on pitchers, especially since he doesn’t get to go against the only weak team in the AL East. And despite his solid performance, he’s only had 2 measely opps for Saves/Holds so far. And Harvey, the Birds’ heir apparent for closer, will be back anyday now, so…

Despite the Nats’ underwhelming performance so far, they’re at least still in the hunt since that entire NL East division has been underwhelming, not just the Nats. Nobody looks like they’ll run away w/ it. And Hand certainly doesn’t look like a great lock to remain their closer all year. Yeah, they could both get traded if the Nats keep this up, but Sulser’s prospects just don’t look good enough to bother me thinks. Maybe if Harvey has a significant setback and won’t factor at all into the Birds’ already very meager opps perhaps…