Bullpen Report: June 4, 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

Paul Sewald, SEA: 23 pitches on Friday; 30 pitches on Thursday. | RosterResource

Andrés Muñoz and Diego Castillo both went unused on Friday, so either is an option to close on Saturday.

Daniel Bard, COL: 24 pitches on Friday; 42 pitches on Wednesday. | RosterResource

Tyler Kinley and Alex Colomé are the best bets to close on Saturday with Bard likely unavailable.

Injury News

J.P. Feyereisen, TBR: Placed on the 15-day IL (shoulder impingement) on Friday. | RosterResource

The “next man up” mentality will have to continue for the Rays in the bullpen, who now have Feyereisen joining Andrew Kittredge, Nick Anderson, Pete Fairbanks, and JT Chargois as high-leverage Rays righties on the IL. It’s been a special season for Feyereisen, who’s yet to allow an earned run in 22 appearances spanning 24.1 innings, in which he’s allowed just seven hits and five walks.

The Rays’ closer continues to be “whichever guy fits the situation best,” as would have been the case even with a healthy Feyereisen. Jason Adam and Colin Poche (who got the save on Friday) have pitched especially well.

Outlier Saves

Daniel Hudson, LAD | RosterResource

2022 has been touch-and-go for Craig Kimbrel, who’s on pace to appear in only 51 games, which would be a career low. He’s reportedly had issues with his mechanics he’s trying to clean up, and as such has pitched to a 4.50 ERA in his 16 innings, with six walks. That’s given Hudson plenty of opportunity to step in and close, as Friday was his fourth save of the year. Entering in the eighth to clean up a little bit of a mess from Caleb Ferguson with two outs, Hudson ended up with a four-out save.

The 35-year-old righty has been excellent as Kimbrel’s top setup man, with a 1.96 ERA in 18.1 innings, with 22 strikeouts.

Zack Thompson, STL | RosterResource

Friday was a memorable MLB debut for Thompson, who took the ball from Miles Mikolas in the sixth inning and took it to the house for a four-inning save. The lefty allowed just three hits and one run, mixing in three strikeouts as well. This probably won’t be a situation that repeats itself, as Thompson may soon slide into the rotation or be optioned back to AAA.

Committee Clarity


Losing A Grip


Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 6/4/2022
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 Jake Diekman Hansel Robles
CHC David Robertson Rowan Wick Mychal Givens
CWS Liam Hendriks Kendall Graveman Aaron Bummer
CIN Tony Santillan Hunter Strickland Alexis Diaz Lucas Sims
CLE Emmanuel Clase Bryan Shaw Eli Morgan
COL Daniel Bard Tyler Kinley Alex Colome
DET Gregory Soto Michael Fulmer Andrew Chafin
HOU Ryan Pressly Rafael Montero Hector Neris
KC Scott Barlow Josh Staumont Arodys Vizcaino
LAA Raisel Iglesias Ryan Tepera Aaron Loup
LAD Craig Kimbrel Daniel Hudson Brusdar Graterol Blake Treinen
MIA Anthony Bass Tanner Scott Dylan Floro Anthony Bender
MIL Josh Hader Devin Williams Trevor Gott 0
MIN Jhoan Duran Tyler Duffey Joe Smith 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 Corey Knebel Brad Hand Seranthony Dominguez
PIT David Bednar Chris Stratton Wil Crowe
STL Ryan Helsley Giovanny Gallegos Genesis Cabrera Jordan Hicks
SD Taylor Rogers Luis Garcia Robert Suarez Drew Pomeranz
SF Camilo Doval Dominic Leone Tyler Rogers
SEA Paul Sewald Diego Castillo Andres Muñoz Ken Giles
TB J.P. Feyereisen Colin Poche Jason Adam Andrew Kittredge
TEX Joe Barlow Matt Bush Brock Burke Jose Leclerc
TOR Jordan Romano Yimi Garcia Adam Cimber Tim Mayza
WSH Tanner Rainey Kyle Finnegan Carl Edwards Jr. Sean Doolittle

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2 months ago

Seems like Feyereisen needs to either come off the chart or share the injured box with Kittredge.