Bullpen Report: June 9, 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.

  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

Josh Staumont, KCR: 24 pitches on Tuesday. | RosterResource

Scott Barlow, Greg Holland, Kyle Zimmer or Jake Brentz could get a save chance on Wednesday.

J.P. Feyereisen, TBR: 26 pitches on Tuesday; 27 pitches on Sunday. | RosterResource

Feyereisen might need more than one day off after such a heavy workload in two of the last three games. Co-closers Diego Castillo and Pete Fairbanks are more than capable of filling in.

Injury News

Ian Kennedy, TEX: Was not available to pitch on Tuesday (hamstring soreness).| RosterResource

Something to monitor here, as Kennedy may ultimately require an IL stint. Kennedy’s been excellent this year, with a 2.53 ERA backed up by a 2.84 xERA, striking out almost 30% of batters faced. Josh Sborz and Brett Martin could share closing duties if Kennedy is ILed, or at least as long as he’s day-to-day.

Outlier Saves


Committee Clarity

José Cisnero, DET | RosterResource

Cisnero’s now gotten back-to-back saves with Michael Fulmer on the Injured List, though the best guess is that he’ll continue to share opportunities with Gregory Soto. Cisnero’s bottom-line numbers aren’t great, with an ERA over 4.00 and an xERA pushing 5.00. But he’s struck out over 30% of batters faced while walking under 10%, so there could be better days to come. Both Cisnero and Soto regularly push triple digits on the radar gone and make for an overpowering closing duo.

Losing A Grip


Click HERE to view the full Closer Depth Chart.

Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 6/9/2021

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