Bullpen Report: May 21, 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

Giovanny Gallegos, STL: Three of the last four days; 21 pitches on Friday. | RosterResource

Co-closer Ryan Helsley should be available Saturday.

Injury News


Outlier Saves

Will Smith, ATL | RosterResource

Even with the Braves off Thursday, it looks like Friday was just another day off for Kenley Jansen, who pitched Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday, shouldering a heavy load. So it was Smith who got the save chance on Friday, working a 1-2-3 inning with two strikeouts for his second save of the year. He’s transitioned nicely back into a setup role, with a 3.38 ERA in 16 innings, with 14 strikeouts, though he’s walked seven hitters too.

Robert Suarez, SDP | RosterResource

Closer Taylor Rogers, who’s been brilliant in leading MLB in saves with 15, threw 33 pitches on Thursday, leaving him unavailable on Friday. The Padres first attempted to close things out with Luis García in the ninth, but he gave up two runs to cough up the lead. After the Padres retook the lead with two runs in the tenth, it was Suarez’s turn. He allowed the zombie runner on second to score but nothing else, to earn his first MLB save after picking up 42 last year in NPB.

Suarez has been solid in his first MLB action, with a 3.86 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 16.1 innings.

Committee Clarity


Losing A Grip


Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 5/21/2022
Team Closer First Up Second Up Injured List
ARI Mark Melancon Ian Kennedy Joe Mantiply
ATL Kenley Jansen Will Smith A.J. Minter Tyler Matzek
BAL Jorge Lopez Felix Bautista Dillon Tate
BOS Hansel Robles Jake Diekman Matt Barnes
CHC David Robertson Rowan Wick Mychal Givens
CWS Liam Hendriks Kendall Graveman Joe Kelly Aaron Bummer
CIN Alexis Diaz Tony Santillan 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 Adam Cimber Yimi Garcia Tim Mayza
WSH Tanner Rainey Kyle Finnegan Victor Arano Sean Doolittle

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1 month ago

Seems like pagan over Duran

1 month ago
Reply to  JJ17Chi

As a Twins fan, I wouldn’t trust with Pagan with a ten-foot pole. Disaster waiting to happen.