Bullpen Report: May 29, 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: 17 pitches on Saturday, back-to-back days. | RosterResource

Dillon Tate is the only Oriole listed in our on the Closer Depth Chart not currently on “High Usage Alert” after a Saturday doubleheader. The O’s will have to hope starter Bruce Zimmermann can go deep into the game on Sunday, but Tate, Félix Bautista, and Cionel Pérez could all likely appear again on Sunday if needed.

Jake Diekman, BOS: 22 pitches on Saturday, back-to-back days. | RosterResource

Fellow committee members John Schreiber and Matt Strahm should be ready to go on Sunday.

Jordan Romano, TOR: 24 pitches on Saturday, three days in a row. | RosterResource

More can be read about Romano in the “Outlier Saves” section. Yimi Garcia is rested and could be given a save opportunity on Sunday should one come up.

Josh Staumont, KCR: 21 pitches on Saturday. | RosterResource

C0-closer Scott Barlow has had two days off in a row and should be ready to go on Sunday.

Cole Sulser, MIA: 23 pitches on Saturday. | RosterResource

All other committee members (Dylan Floro, Tanner Scott, Anthony Bass) should be available heading into Sunday’s matchup with the Braves.

Taylor Rogers, SDP: 25 pitches on Saturday, back-to-back days. | RosterResource

Setup man Luis García threw 22 pitches on Saturday as well, leaving Nabil Crismatt the most likely to fill in should Rogers and García be unavailable on Sunday.


Injury News

Hansel Robles, BOS: IL15, Back | Roster Resource

Back spasms will hold Robles out for a little while. Robles was serving as a member of a committee in the Boston pen and it is now made up of Jake Diekman, John Schreiber, and Matt Strahm.

Outlier Saves

Daniel Hudson, LAD | Roster Resource

Craig Kimbrel, Daniel Hudson, Brusdar Graterol, and Alex Vesia all threw on Friday and it was likely that Dave Roberts went with the least taxed arm in Hudson. He gave up a double to the leadoff Ketel Marte, but then forced a ground out and finished the game with two strikeouts. It was Hudson’s third save of the season and while his 10.13 K/9, 1.69 BB/9, and 2.25 ERA aren’t eye-popping, he is a very solid option for the Dodgers out of the pen as a fill-in for Kimbrel when necessary.

Ross Stripling, TOR | Roster Resource

Jordan Romano entered the game in the bottom of the ninth with a two-run lead in Anaheim and immediately hit Mike Trout. Having pitched on Thursday and Friday, Romano’s pitch count was likely being marked down with close attention. Romano was able to record two outs, one on a flyout and one on a groundball, but he walked two and gave up a run on a single from Brandon Marsh bringing the game within one. With runners on second and third and the score five to six, Stripling came in and recorded the final out on a groundball. In the end, Romano threw 24 pitches and recorded no strikeouts. This was simply an inefficient outing from a reliever who probably should not have come into the game in the first place. Adam Cimber was given the win, his fifth of the year when he came into the bottom of the seventh to limit the damage caused by Julian Merryweather. The Blue Jays will take a bullpen into Sunday’s game with the Angeles that has been heavily worked in the past few days.

Committee Clarity

Colin Poche, TBR | Roster Resource

Jason Martinez wrote about Poche in Thursday’s Bullpen Report so I won’t go into much detail here. But, Poche converted another save on Saturday and is now officially listed as a closer committee member on our table. For all those fantasy managers who have kept Poche in their dynasty leagues because of the skill recognition, here’s to you! While the Rays are going to do Rays things with their bullpen, Poche certainly seems to have worked his way into the mix for save opportunities.

Losing a Grip


Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 5/29/2022
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 Jake Diekman John Schreiber Matt Strahm Hansel Robles
CHC David Robertson Rowan Wick Mychal Givens
CWS Liam Hendriks Kendall Graveman Joe Kelly Aaron Bummer
CIN Art Warren Alexis Diaz Tony Santillan Lucas Sims
CLE Emmanuel Clase Trevor Stephan Bryan Shaw
COL Daniel Bard Tyler Kinley Alex Colome
DET Gregory Soto Alex Lange Andrew Chafin
HOU Ryan Pressly Rafael Montero Hector Neris
KC Scott Barlow Josh Staumont Amir Garrett
LAA Raisel Iglesias Ryan Tepera Oliver Ortega
LAD Craig Kimbrel Daniel Hudson Brusdar Graterol Blake Treinen
MIA Cole Sulser Anthony Bass Tanner Scott Anthony Bender
MIL Josh Hader Devin Williams Trevor Gott 0
MIN Emilio Pagan Jhoan Duran Tyler Duffey Jorge Alcala
NYM Edwin Diaz Seth Lugo Drew Smith
NYY Clay Holmes Michael King Miguel Castro Aroldis Chapman
OAK Dany Jimenez AJ Puk Zach Jackson
PHI Corey Knebel Brad Hand Seranthony Dominguez
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 John Brebbia Dominic Leone
SEA Paul Sewald Diego Castillo Andres Muñoz Ken Giles
TB Colin Poche J.P. Feyereisen Jason Adam Andrew Kittredge
TEX Joe Barlow Matt Bush Brock Burke Jose Leclerc
TOR Jordan Romano Adam Cimber Yimi Garcia Tim Mayza
WSH Tanner Rainey Kyle Finnegan Carl Edwards Jr. Sean Doolittle

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Man Children Sports
2 months ago

Any reason why Barnes is no longer listed for Boston?

Jason Martinezmember
2 months ago

It was his 5/26 outing (0.1 IP, 2 ER, 4 BB) that knocked him down a few spots for me. And, remarkably, he’s still probably one of the most likely save chance candidates in that bullpen. I have moved him back for now with Strahm on the IL.

FYI – Always more context in our Closer Depth Chart than this 3-column chart … https://www.fangraphs.com/roster-resource/closer-depth-chart