Bullpen Report: May 24, 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

Jorge López, BAL: 15 pitches on Monday, back-to-back days. | RosterResource

The next man up Félix Bautista threw 17 pitches while recording the hold. He also threw on Sunday. If both men need rest on Tuesday, Dillon Tate could be used in a save situation if one comes up.

Emilio Pagán, MIN: 28 pitches on Monday. | RosterResource

Pagán earned the win on Monday night when he kept the game tied by throwing in both the eighth and ninth, recording only one hit and four strikeouts. Co-closer Jhoan Duran should be ready to go on Tuesday if a save situation presents itself.

Paul Sewald, SEA: 13 pitches on Monday, back-to-back days. | RosterResource

Fellow committee member Diego Castillo threw 18 pitches last night and struck out three to earn the hold. If both Castillo and Sewald need rest, Andrés Muñoz could get another opportunity to close out the game if needed.

Corey Knebel, PHI: 9 pitches on Monday, back-to-back days. | RosterResource

After throwing 23 pitches on Sunday and recording a win, Knebel was back at it on Monday, when he threw a clean ninth inning with one strikeout in a non-save situation. Setup man and next-in-line reliever, Brad Hand is most likely to get an opportunity to closer out the game on Tuesday should Knebel need rest.

Devin Williams, MIL: 24 pitches on Monday. | RosterResource

Williams filled in for Josh Hader (Family Medical Emergency) and threw in a tied ninth inning. The most likely to be used in a save situation behind Williams is Trevor Gott and he threw 16 pitches on Monday. The only other pitcher with a recorded save on the Brewers is Aaron Ashby, but he’s likely lined up to start on Wednesday. The most likely to happen would be Williams or Gott being used a second day in a row on Tuesday if a save situation comes up.

David Bednar, PIT: 29 pitches on Monday. | RosterResource

Chris Stratton or Wil Crowe (13 pitches on Monday) should be available if Bednar needs rest.

Injury News


Outlier Saves


Committee Clarity


Losing a Grip


Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 5/24/2022

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8 months ago

Does Sewald’s save for the Mariners last night suggest he is going to be used in more of a traditional closer type of role, especially after working the 9th inning in a tie game on Sunday? It seems like he has seized at least a bigger share of the save opportunity pie, or am I jumping the gun here?

8 months ago
Reply to  LenFuego

He is clearly the best guy on the team but that was the first Mariners save in a week. With the Munoz explosion I’d assume Sewald gets 2 of every 3 saves here on out but I am just a person on the internet.

Kittredge is on the IL for the grid