Bullpen Report: October 4, 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

Liam Hendriks, CHW: 28 pitches on Monday, four of the last five days. | Roster Resource

You know the drill. Hendriks is on “High Usage Alert” but Hendriks pitches anyways. Surely he’ll need a rest on Tuesday. That leaves Kendall Graveman and Joe Kelly as likely fill-ins.

Scott Barlow, KCR: 13 pitches on Monday, back-to-back days. | Roster Resource

The bullpen was used heavily in Monday’s game but either Dylan Coleman or Taylor Clarke is still the likeliest to appear in Barlow’s place.

Jimmy Herget, LAA: 18 pitches on Monday. | Roster Resource

Ryan Tepera is the likeliest to fill in on Tuesday.

Domingo Acevedo, OAK: 15 pitches on Monday. | Roster Resource

Look for A.J. Puk to fill in if Acevedo needs rest on Tuesday.

Alexis Díaz, CIN: 20 pitches on Monday. | Roster Resource

Hunter Strickland is the next man up if Díaz is unavailable.


Injury News

Félix Bautista, BAL | Roster Resource

The O’s closer will finish the year on the IL. Any fantasy manager looking for saves in the last few games should look to see if either Dillon Tate, Cionel Pérez, or Bryan Baker are available. Bautista finishes the year with 15 saves, four wins, and a 2.19 ERA.

Outlier Saves

Tim Mayza, TOR | Roster Resource

Nasty weather in Baltimore led to an early finish and the game ended after only eight innings. Mayza had come in to relieve José Berríos after seven. After throwing a clean inning with a four-run lead he was awarded the save. It was his second of the year.

•Taylor Clarke, KCR | Roster Resource

Extra innings in Cleveland brought typical setup man Clarke into the 10th and he shut the door on the Guardians after the Royals took a three-run lead in the top of the frame. Clarke was awarded his third save of the year after pitching one inning with no walks, no hits, and two strikeouts. Closer Scott Barlow was awarded the win after coming into the game in the ninth inning and holding the game tied. Clarke has thrown 48 innings this season, and has accumulated three wins, two saves, and a 4.13 ERA.

Justin Lawrence, COL | Roster Resource

The Rockies took a one-run lead against the Dodgers in the top of the ninth and Lawrence was called upon. He answered with a one-hit inning and 16 pitches. Daniel Bard had thrown 35 pitches the night before and was likely unavailable. But both Dinelson Lamet and Alex Colomé were seemingly available and Lawrence had thrown two nights in a row leading up to Monday’s game. The 27-year-old righty was listed by FanGraphs prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen as a “Hard-Throwing Dude” with “an upper-90s sidearmer with very poor pitch execution.” He has thrown 41.2 innings this season, and holds a 10.37 K/9, a 4.75 BB/9, and a 5.83 ERA.


Committee Clarity



Losing a Grip


Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 10/4/2022
Team Closer First Up Second Up Injured List
ARI Mark Melancon Reyes Moronta Joe Mantiply
ATL Kenley Jansen Raisel Iglesias A.J. Minter
BAL Dillon Tate Cionel Perez Bryan Baker Felix Bautista
BOS Matt Barnes John Schreiber Matt Strahm Tanner Houck
CHC Brandon Hughes Manuel Rodriguez Mark Leiter Jr.
CWS Liam Hendriks Kendall Graveman Joe Kelly
CIN Alexis Diaz Hunter Strickland Ian Gibaut Jeff Hoffman
CLE Emmanuel Clase James Karinchak Trevor Stephan
COL Daniel Bard Dinelson Lamet Alex Colome Carlos Estevez
DET Gregory Soto Andrew Chafin Alex Lange Joe Jimenez
HOU Ryan Pressly Rafael Montero Hector Neris
KC Scott Barlow Dylan Coleman Taylor Clarke
LAA Jimmy Herget Ryan Tepera Jose Quijada
LAD Evan Phillips Alex Vesia Tommy Kahnle
MIA Dylan Floro Tanner Scott Richard Bleier Anthony Bender
MIL Devin Williams Matt Bush Taylor Rogers Trevor Rosenthal
MIN Jorge Lopez Jhoan Duran Michael Fulmer
NYM Edwin Diaz Adam Ottavino Seth Lugo
NYY Lou Trivino Jonathan Loaisiga Scott Effross Clay Holmes (Inj)
OAK Domingo Acevedo AJ Puk Tyler Cyr Zach Jackson
PHI Zach Eflin Jose Alvarado Seranthony Dominguez
PIT David Bednar Duane Underwood Jr. Robert Stephenson Wil Crowe
STL Ryan Helsley Giovanny Gallegos Andre Pallante Jordan Hicks
SD Josh Hader Nick Martinez Robert Suarez Drew Pomeranz
SF Camilo Doval John Brebbia Tyler Rogers Dominic Leone
SEA Paul Sewald Andres Muñoz Erik Swanson
TB Pete Fairbanks Jason Adam Colin Poche Andrew Kittredge
TEX Jose Leclerc Jonathan Hernandez Matt Moore
TOR Jordan Romano Yimi Garcia Anthony Bass
WSH Kyle Finnegan Carl Edwards Jr. Hunter Harvey Tanner Rainey

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