Bullpen Report: May 15, 2023

The 2023 version of the 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


Injury News

A.J. Puk, MIA: Placed on the 15-day IL (nerve irritation) on Sunday.  | RosterResource

This obviously isn’t good news for Puk, who’s enjoying the best season of his young career, with a 3.07 ERA, six saves, and career bests in both strikeout and walk rate. It’s hard to know the timeframe for a relatively vague diagnosis, and nerve injuries can linger for awhile or clear out pretty quickly.

Dylan Floro closed out Sunday’s game for Miami, and he should fill in for Puk moving forward, with Tanner Scott an option from the left side.

Outlier Saves


Committee Clarity


Losing A Grip

Raisel Iglesias, ATL | RosterResource

Iglesias just hasn’t looked quite right the last couple of appearances, and while usually a couple of rough outings aren’t enough to make it into the Losing A Grip section, it’s also worth noting that Iglesias missed the first month of the season with a shoulder strain and his velocity was down on Sunday, about two ticks from where it was when he made his season debut. He’s now allowed four runs in 3.1 innings since his activation.

If Iglesias needs a reset, whether that’s on the IL or in a lower-leverage role, he could cede the job to Nick Anderson or Kirby Yates, with A.J. Minter struggling just about all season.

Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 5/14/2023
Team Closer First Up Second Up Injured List
ARI Andrew Chafin Miguel Castro Scott McGough
ATL Raisel Iglesias Nick Anderson Dylan Lee
BAL Felix Bautista Yennier Cano Bryan Baker Dillon Tate
BOS Kenley Jansen Chris Martin John Schreiber
CHC Mark Leiter Jr. Adbert Alzolay Michael Fulmer
CWS Kendall Graveman Reynaldo Lopez Joe Kelly Liam Hendriks
CIN Alexis Diaz Lucas Sims Derek Law
CLE Emmanuel Clase James Karinchak Trevor Stephan
COL Pierce Johnson Justin Lawrence Brent Suter
DET Alex Lange Jason Foley Will Vest
HOU Ryan Pressly Bryan Abreu Hector Neris
KC Scott Barlow Aroldis Chapman Taylor Clarke
LAA Carlos Estevez Matt Moore Chris Devenski Jose Quijada
LAD Evan Phillips Brusdar Graterol Caleb Ferguson Daniel Hudson
MIA AJ Puk Dylan Floro Tanner Scott Anthony Bender
MIL Devin Williams Peter Strzelecki Elvis Peguero Matt Bush
MIN Jhoan Duran Jorge Lopez Griffin Jax
NYM David Robertson Adam Ottavino Drew Smith Edwin Diaz
NYY Michael King Clay Holmes Wandy Peralta Jonathan Loaisiga
OAK Zach Jackson Sam Moll Austin Pruitt Trevor May
PHI Craig Kimbrel Seranthony Dominguez Gregory Soto Jose Alvarado
PIT David Bednar Colin Holderman Robert Stephenson
STL Ryan Helsley Giovanny Gallegos Genesis Cabrera
SD Josh Hader Nick Martinez Steven Wilson Robert Suarez
SF Camilo Doval Tyler Rogers John Brebbia
SEA Paul Sewald Justin Topa Trevor Gott Andres Muñoz
TB Jason Adam Colin Poche Ryan Thompson Pete Fairbanks
TEX Will Smith Jonathan Hernandez Brock Burke
TOR Jordan Romano Erik Swanson Yimi Garcia Chad Green
WSH Kyle Finnegan Hunter Harvey Carl Edwards Jr. Tanner Rainey

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