Bullpen Report: May 3, 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

Emilio Pagán, MIN: 27 pitches on Monday. | RosterResource

It was co-closer Jhoan Duran (10 pitches) who recorded the save against Baltimore on Monday night, with Emilio Pagán recording the hold. If a save situation presents itself again on Tuesday night, it seems likely that both relievers could be used again, with Duran being the least taxed.

Rafael Montero, HOU: 21 pitches on Monday. | RosterResource

It certainly seems nice to have three relievers to choose from in a save situation while the actual closer, Ryan Pressly, is on the IL. But, all three committee members were utilized last night with Héctor Neris (11 pitches) and Ryne Stanek (9 pitches) both recording the hold. Neris has thrown on back-to-back days so that leaves Stanek as the most likely to work in a save situation if Dusty Baker chooses the more rested arm.

Kenley Jansen, ATL: 22 pitches on Monday. | RosterResource

Setup man Will Smith is the next man up should Jansen be unavailable on Tuesday.

Injury News


Outlier Saves

• Chad Green, NYY | Roster Resource

Aroldis Chapman converted back-to-back save opportunities on Saturday and Sunday and was likely unavailable on Monday night. When starter Jordan Montgomery gave up a single to the first batter he faced, Bo Bichette, in a tied (2-2) bottom of the sixth, Aaron Boone went straight to Jonathan Loáisiga. The righty reliever has had a rough go to start the season as he’s given up two home runs (1.80 HR/9) and six walks (5.40 BB/9) and immediately walked Vladimir Guerrero Jr. upon entry. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is not a bad hitter to walk with a runner on in a tied game and it ended up being inconsequential as Loáisiga then got a double-play ball and a strikeout to end the inning. In the bottom of the seventh, Miguel Castro worked into trouble after a walk and a double placed runners in scoring position. That’s when Clay Holmes came in to get the last out of the seventh on a ground out. Holmes then went strikeout, single, single, and then ground out into a double play to end the eighth. The Yankees scored in the top of the ninth and in came Green to close out the game with two strikeouts and a groundout.

It’s clear that the Yankees have a few good arms in the pen this year, but it doesn’t seem like a definite next in line has surfaced yet. Clay Holmes has certainly emerged as one of the best candidates, holding a 0.92 WHIP and a 0.75 ERA through 12 innings pitched with the second most saves on the team at two. But, Chad Green whose 3.48 ERA and two blown saves on the season don’t emanate confidence, is apparently still in the mix. It will be interesting to watch how the rest of this series with the Blue Jays plays out and whether or not a clear next-in-line reliever will start to emerge in New York.

Committee Clarity


Losing a Grip


Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 5/3/2022
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 Rafael Montero Hector Neris 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 Jhoan Duran Emilio Pagan Griffin Jax Jorge Alcala
NYM Edwin Diaz Seth Lugo Drew Smith
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 Giovanny Gallegos Ryan Helsley 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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2 years ago

Plz Gallegos blow another save