Bullpen Report: May 2, 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

•Raisel Iglesias, LAA: Three of the last four days; 26 pitches on Sunday. | RosterResource

Ryan Tepera cleaned up Iglesias’s mess on Sunday (more on that in the Outlier Saves section) and should be good to pitch on Monday again if needed. Aaron Loup is also an option to close.

•Jordan Romano, TOR: 21 pitches on Sunday; 9 pitches on Saturday. | RosterResource

Romano surely wants to be available in a big series against the Yankees that begins Monday, but if Charlie Montoyo keeps him out then he could turn to any of Yimi García, Adam Cimber or Tim Mayza or to close.

Injury News


Outlier Saves

•Ryan Tepera, LAA | RosterResource

The Angels didn’t anticipate needing anyone to close out the game entering the bottom of the ninth, with Michael Lorenzen cruising with a 6-0 lead. Four batters in, and Lorenzen’s shutout was gone, leaving a 6-2 game with just one out and a runner on second. It wasn’t a save opportunity at that point, but closer Raisel Iglesias entered. Unfortunately for him, he didn’t have his best stuff. He struck out Reese McGuire to open his outing… and then gave up a double, single, infield hit, walk and hit batter to make it a 6-5 game, throwing 26 pitches and leaving a bases-loaded mess for Tepera. The righty was able to stop the bleeding, though, inducing a soft grounder to end the game. Iglesias likely won’t be available Monday so Tepera could get another shot.

Committee Clarity

•Ryan Helsley, STL | RosterResource

Giovanny Gallegos didn’t even get up to warm after Helsley carved his way though the middle of the Diamondbacks order in the eighth inning, hitting 103.1 MPH on a strikeout of Ketel Marte. Letting the electric righty stay in for the ninth proved correct, as he then struck out the side for his first save of the year. Helsley’s been nothing short of incredible to start his season, striking out 16 of 26 batters faced with one hit the only batter to reach base on him all month. With Gallegos a bit rocky to start the year (five runs in seven innings with just five strikeouts), and not having pitched since Monday, this is a situation to watch.

Losing A Grip


Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 5/1/2022
Team Closer First Up Second Up Injured List
ARI Ian Kennedy Noe Ramirez Joe Mantiply Mark Melancon
ATL Kenley Jansen Will Smith Tyler Matzek
BAL Jorge Lopez Dillon Tate Joey Krehbiel
BOS Hansel Robles Jake Diekman Matt Barnes
CHC David Robertson Mychal Givens Rowan Wick
CWS Liam Hendriks Kendall Graveman Aaron Bummer
CIN Lucas Sims Art Warren Tony Santillan
CLE Emmanuel Clase Trevor Stephan Anthony Gose
COL Daniel Bard Alex Colome Carlos Estevez
DET Gregory Soto Michael Fulmer Andrew Chafin
HOU Hector Neris Rafael Montero Ryne Stanek Ryan Pressly
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 Cole Sulser Anthony Bass Dylan Floro
MIL Josh Hader Devin Williams Brad Boxberger
MIN Emilio Pagan Jhoan Duran Joe Smith Jorge Alcala
NYM Edwin Diaz Trevor May Adam Ottavino
NYY Aroldis Chapman Clay Holmes Jonathan Loaisiga
OAK Dany Jimenez Domingo Acevedo AJ Puk Lou Trivino
PHI Corey Knebel Brad Hand Jeurys Familia
PIT David Bednar Chris Stratton Wil Crowe
STL Ryan Helsley Giovanny Gallegos Genesis Cabrera Alex Reyes
SD Taylor Rogers Luis Garcia Steven Wilson Drew Pomeranz
SF Camilo Doval Jake McGee Tyler Rogers
SEA Diego Castillo Andres Muñoz Paul Sewald Ken Giles
TB Andrew Kittredge J.P. Feyereisen Ryan Thompson 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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