Bullpen Report: May 23, 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

Matt Barnes, BOS: 23 pitches on Saturday, 2 of last 3 days. | RosterResource

Adam Ottavino is a likely candidate for a save opportunity if Barnes is unavailable Sunday.

Diego Castillo, TBR: 14 pitches on Saturday, 3 of last 4 days. | RosterResource

Co-closer Pete Fairbanks (19 pitches, 3 of last 4 days) and setup man Andrew Kittredge (12 pitches, 2 of last 3 days) were used in yesterday’s game. Kittredge is has been used the least of the three and could be in line for a save opportunity if Castillo and Fairbanks are unavailable. But, it will be interesting to see how newly acquired, Drew Rasmussen and J.P. Feyereisen are utilized in Tampa Bay.

Josh Staumont, KCR: 36 pitches on Saturday. | RosterResource

Setup man Scott Barlow recorded a hold on Saturday on 23 pitches and may also need some rest. Greg Holland is a likely candidate for a save opportunity if both Staumont and Barlow are unavailable.

Hansel Robles, MIN: 27 pitches on Saturday, 2 of last 3 days. | RosterResource

Taylor Rogers and Alex Colomé are likely candidates for save opportunities, should Robles need the day off on Sunday.

Jake Diekman, OAK: 15 pitches on Saturday, Back-to-back days. | RosterResource

Lou Trivino is a likely candidate for a save opportunity if Diekman is unavailable.

Yimi García, MIA: 18 pitches on Saturday, 3 of last 4 days. | RosterResource

Dylan Floro is a likely candidate for a save opportunity if García needs the day off on Sunday.

Brad Hand, WSN: 12 pitches on Saturday, 3 of last 4 days. | RosterResource

Setup man Daniel Hudson has also been used in the last three of four days, throwing 12 pitches on Saturday to record the win. Tanner Rainey (COVID-IL) is the only Nationals pitcher besides Hand to be given a save opportunity this season. Wander Suero is a possible candidate for a save opportunity if both Hand and Hudson are unavailable on Sunday, though that seems unlikely.

Injury News


Outlier Saves


Committee Clarity

Alex Colomé, MIN | RosterResource

Twins manager Rocco Baldelli went to Taylor Rogers in the eighth, Hansel Robles in the ninth, and Alex Colomé in the tenth. Colomé was hit with the loss on a two-run (1 earned) Cesar Hernandez walk-off home run. Hernandez was the first batter Colomé faced in the bottom of the tenth. Colomé was trending in the right direction to regain some closer responsibility, but last night’s outing indicates he’s not ideal in high-pressure situations. It would seem that a committee will continue to be deployed in Minnesota.

Losing a Grip


Click HERE to view the full Closer Depth Chart.

Not Very Stable
Hot Seat

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