Bullpen Report: May 2, 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.

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.)

Notable Workloads

Josh Hader, MIL: 3 days in a row; 4 of last 5 days; 15 pitches on Saturday. | RosterResource

Hader was used again last night in a tied ninth inning that eventually went into extras. Devin Williams (18 pitches on Saturday) and J.P. Feyereisen are likely candidates for save chances if Hader isn’t available on Sunday.

Ian Kennedy, TEX: 19 pitches on Saturday. | RosterResource

Kennedy should still be available on Sunday, but Joely Rodríguez (2 of last 3 days) and the more rested Josh Sborz are likely candidates for save opportunities if Kennedy needs a night off.

Ryan Pressly, HOU: 19 pitches on Saturday. | RosterResource

Pressly should still be available on Sunday, but Ryne Stanek is likely the next man up should Pressly need some rest.

Injury News

Jordan Hicks, STL: Removed from Saturday’s game (right arm tightness)  | RosterResource

Hicks was seen wincing and flexing his arm as he walked off the field with the trainer last night after throwing 18 pitches in the seventh. As of this morning, there has been no official update, but this is a situation to monitor.


Outlier Saves



Committee Clarity



Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 5/2/2021
Team Closer First Up Second Up Injured List
ARI Stefan Crichton Kevin Ginkel Chris Devenski Joakim Soria
ATL Will Smith A.J. Minter Tyler Matzek Chris Martin
BAL Cesar Valdez Tanner Scott Paul Fry Hunter Harvey
BOS Matt Barnes Adam Ottavino Matt Andriese Ryan Brasier
CHC Craig Kimbrel Andrew Chafin Ryan Tepera Rowan Wick
CWS Liam Hendriks Aaron Bummer Codi Heuer Garrett Crochet
CIN Tejay Antone Sean Doolittle Lucas Sims
CLE Emmanuel Clase James Karinchak Bryan Shaw
COL Daniel Bard Mychal Givens Robert Stephenson
DET Gregory Soto Bryan Garcia Jose Cisnero
HOU Ryan Pressly Ryne Stanek Brooks Raley Enoli Paredes
KC Josh Staumont Greg Holland Scott Barlow
LAA Raisel Iglesias Mike Mayers Tony Watson Felix Peña
LAD Kenley Jansen Blake Treinen Jimmy Nelson Victor Gonzalez
MIA Yimi Garcia Dylan Floro Anthony Bass
MIL Josh Hader Devin Williams J.P. Feyereisen
MIN Taylor Rogers Hansel Robles Tyler Duffey
NYM Edwin Diaz Trevor May Miguel Castro
NYY Aroldis Chapman Chad Green Jonathan Loaisiga Zack Britton
OAK Lou Trivino Jake Diekman J.B. Wendelken Trevor Rosenthal
PHI Hector Neris Jose Alvarado Sam Coonrod
PIT Richard Rodriguez Kyle Crick Chris Stratton
STL Alex Reyes Giovanny Gallegos Ryan Helsley
SD Mark Melancon Drew Pomeranz Emilio Pagan Keone Kela
SF Jake McGee Tyler Rogers Caleb Baragar
SEA Kendall Graveman Rafael Montero Anthony Misiewicz
TB Diego Castillo Ryan Thompson Andrew Kittredge
TEX Ian Kennedy Joely Rodriguez Josh Sborz Matt Bush
TOR Rafael Dolis David Phelps Jordan Romano Julian Merryweather
WSH Brad Hand Daniel Hudson Tanner Rainey

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Internal error on link to Sam Coonrod.