Bullpen Report: May 17, 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

Andrew Kittredge, TBR: 9 pitches on Monday, back-to-back days. | RosterResource

The moment you think the Rays have a go-to closer is the moment that closer blows a save. While it appears Kittredge has worked his way into the role, the month of May has been tough for the righty reliever. He has given up four earned runs, three coming off of the long ball, while recording one loss and two blown saves. He will likely be unavailable on Tuesday and either J.P. Feyereisen or Brooks Raley 레일리 is the most likely to get a save opportunity if one comes up.

Gregory Soto, DET: 22 pitches on Monday, back-to-back days. | RosterResource

The Tigers’ bullpen was in high usage last night in a close game against the Rays leaving Soto and Michael Fulmer on “High Usage Alert”. Andrew Chafin threw nine pitches on one day of rest, so he could be used again on Tuesday if needed.

Scott Barlow, KCR: 28 pitches on Monday. | RosterResource

Co-closer Josh Staumont was off last night and should be available on Tuesday if needed in a save situation.

Joe Barlow, TEX: 13 pitches on Monday, back-to-back days. | RosterResource

The Texas Rangers Closer, Joe Barlow, has seven saves on the season thus far. He will likely be in need of rest on Tuesday and Matt Bush is the most rested and likely to be used in a save situation on Tuesday.

Daniel Bard, COL: 19 pitches on Monday, back-to-back days. | RosterResource

Tyler Kinley, a “Reliever on the Rise”, is rested and could be used in a save situation should one come up on Tuesday.


Injury News



Outlier Saves

Adam Cimber, TOR | Roster Resource

Ross Stripling entered the game in the top of the ninth with a 6-1 lead. A leadoff walk to Eugenio Suarez followed by a Santiago Espinal fielding error placed runners on first and third. Adam Frazier then knocked in the runner on third base with a single to right field leaving two men on. Stripling did record a strikeout in between all the excitement around the basepaths, but it wasn’t enough for manager Charlie Montoyo to keep Stripling in. He brought in Cimber who quickly got a flyout and a strikeout to end the game. Since the tying run was waiting in the on-deck circle, Cimber was the benefactor of a save. It was his second of the year. While it was never really looking like a save situation, closer Jordan Romano was reportedly unavailable due to illness.

Tyler Duffey, MIN | Roster Resource

With Emilio Pagán coming off three days in a row of work, Duffey was expected to make an appearance. Jhoan Duran was off on Sunday but threw on Friday and Saturday. Duffy faced three batters and struck out one on his way to his first save of the season. You wouldn’t know it by looking at Duffey’s season totals, but he has been solid in his last six appearances, allowing no runs while recording seven strikeouts. The Twins seem to have a nice system in place that spreads the workload around a few good relievers.

Committee Clarity



Losing a Grip


Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 5/17/2022
Team Closer First Up Second Up Injured List
ARI Mark Melancon Ian Kennedy Joe Mantiply
ATL Kenley Jansen A.J. Minter Collin McHugh Tyler Matzek
BAL Jorge Lopez Felix Bautista Dillon Tate
BOS Hansel Robles Jake Diekman Matt Barnes
CHC Rowan Wick Mychal Givens Chris Martin David Robertson
CWS Liam Hendriks Kendall Graveman Matt Foster Aaron Bummer
CIN Art Warren Alexis Diaz Jeff Hoffman Lucas Sims
CLE Emmanuel Clase Trevor Stephan Bryan Shaw
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 Amir Garrett
LAA Raisel Iglesias Ryan Tepera Aaron Loup
LAD Craig Kimbrel Daniel Hudson Brusdar Graterol Blake Treinen
MIA Anthony Bender Anthony Bass Tanner Scott
MIL Josh Hader Devin Williams Brad Boxberger
MIN Jhoan Duran Emilio Pagan Tyler Duffey Jorge Alcala
NYM Edwin Diaz Seth Lugo Drew Smith
NYY Aroldis Chapman Clay Holmes Jonathan Loaisiga
OAK Dany Jimenez AJ Puk Domingo Acevedo
PHI Corey Knebel Brad Hand Jeurys Familia
PIT David Bednar Chris Stratton Wil Crowe
STL Giovanny Gallegos Ryan Helsley Genesis Cabrera Alex Reyes
SD Taylor Rogers Luis Garcia Nabil Crismatt Drew Pomeranz
SF Camilo Doval Tyler Rogers John Brebbia
SEA Paul Sewald Andres Muñoz Diego Castillo Ken Giles
TB Andrew Kittredge J.P. Feyereisen Brooks Raley Pete Fairbanks
TEX Joe Barlow Matt Bush Brock Burke Jose Leclerc
TOR Jordan Romano Yimi Garcia Tim Mayza
WSH Tanner Rainey Kyle Finnegan Steve Cishek Sean Doolittle

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Broken Batmember
1 year ago

Duffey was blessed with 2 strike calls that were not close. Out of zone. I wonder what score the home plate umpire accumulated, but he was bad to both teams. Always nice pitching ahead in count and Duffey benefited. He is continually high in zone. Gas can IMO.