Bullpen Report: September 13, 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.

  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

Garrett Whitlock, BOS: 11 pitches on Sunday; 21 pitches on Saturday. | RosterResource

Sunday’s appearance was Whitlock’s first on zero days of rest, so he definitely won’t be in the picture for Monday. Adam Ottavino and Hansel Robles should both be available.

Andrew Kittredge, TBR: 23 pitches on Sunday. David Robertson, TBR: 22 pitches on Sunday. | RosterResource

Collin McHugh, Pete Fairbanks and JT Chargois should all be good to go on Monday.

J.B. Wendelken, ARI: 22 pitches on Sunday; nine pitches on Saturday. | RosterResource

The Diamondbacks are cobbling together a closer with Tyler Clippard on the COVID IL, and all of Noé Ramirez, Joe Mantiply and Taylor Widener should be available Monday.

Edwin Díaz, NYM: 23 pitches on Sunday. | RosterResource

Trevor May, Jeurys Familia and Aaron Loup should all be available Monday; Seth Lugo probably won’t be.

Giovanny Gallegos, STL: Four of last five days; 13 pitches on Sunday; 16 pitches on Saturday. | RosterResource

Luis García, Alex Reyes, and T.J. McFarland could all factor into the final couple of innings on Monday.

Injury News

Nick Anderson, TBR:  Activated from the Injured List (partial elbow tear) on Sunday. | RosterResource

Anderson was fortunate to be able to avoid Tommy John surgery, but he ended up missing over five months of the season nonetheless. After a 12.2-inning rehab, the righty was finally ready to come back to the roster, though he’ll probably ultimately be eased back in to the late innings.

Kenley Jansen, LAD: Placed on the Paternity List on Sunday. | RosterResource

It’s a non-injury for the Dodgers closer, and a celebratory one at that. Sunday’s game was Jansen’s first on the Paternity List, and he can mix three maximum. Blake Treinen would be likeliest to get a save opportunity Monday or Tuesday.

Outlier Saves

Aaron Ashby, MIL | RosterResource

Saves in 11-1 games tend to be of the three-inning variety, and Ashby’s was no different. The rookie lefty entered in an 8-1 blowout and fired three scoreless with five strikeouts, giving up just one hit as his only baserunner allowed. It was Ashby’s first career save, equaling his uncle Andy’s career total. Ashby’s rebounded from a horrid first MLB outing to lower his ERA to 3.13 through 23 innings.

Committee Clarity


Losing A Grip


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You might want to update your losing a grip section from shit that happened on Thursday, especially since Neris gave up 2 runs in the 6th yesterday (while Kennedy pitched down 1 in the 9th). This used to be the best section of these reports.


Hope you’re ride or dying Kennedy if you’re in my league.


Less ride or die with Kennedy (I have 0 shares) and more “why are you publishing out of date information which is just left in the form from Friday.”