Bullpen Report: September 13, 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

José Leclerc, TEX: 11 pitches on Monday, back-to-back days. | Roster Resource

There’s a lot of “High Usage Alert” blue on the Rangers’ chart today after a double-header on Monday. That includes Jonathan Hernández, Matt Moore, and Brett Martin. The more rested relievers include Brock Burke, Dennis Santana, and Taylor Hearn. Of those three, Santana and Hearn have recorded saves this year.

Brandon Hughes, CHC: 23 pitches on Monday, back-to-back days. | Roster Resource

Co-closer Rowan Wick is rested and should be available on Tuesday.

Wil Crowe, PIT: 44 pitches on Monday. | Roster Resource

Setup men Duane Underwood Jr. and Robert Stephenson (15 pitches on Monday) should be available on Tuesday.


Injury News



Outlier Saves

Scott Alexander, SFG | Roster Resource

With closer Camilo Doval and next-in-line John Brebbia, likely unavailable after back-to-back days it was Zack Littell who came into the eighth inning to maintain the lead. He gave up three hits, one walk and two runs, while only recording two outs. It was then Alexander who came in to get the last out of the eighth and then came out for the top of the ninth to close out the game. He gave up one hit and allowed his defense to record four outs. The 33-year-old lefty has spent most of his career with the Royals and Dodgers and has only thrown 8.2 innings with the Giants in 2022. It was his first save of the season. He is likely to stay in his role as a middle reliever the rest of the way this season.


Committee Clarity



Losing a Grip


Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 9/13/2022
Team Closer First Up Second Up Injured List
ARI Ian Kennedy Joe Mantiply Mark Melancon
ATL Kenley Jansen Raisel Iglesias A.J. Minter
BAL Felix Bautista Dillon Tate Cionel Perez
BOS Garrett Whitlock John Schreiber Matt Barnes Tanner Houck
CHC Brandon Hughes Rowan Wick 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 Carlos Estevez Alex Colome Lucas Gilbreath
DET Gregory Soto Andrew Chafin Joe Jimenez
HOU Ryan Pressly Rafael Montero Hector Neris
KC Scott Barlow Dylan Coleman Amir Garrett Taylor Clarke
LAA Jimmy Herget Jose Quijada Ryan Tepera
LAD Craig Kimbrel Evan Phillips Alex Vesia Brusdar Graterol
MIA Dylan Floro Tanner Scott Steven Okert 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 Clay Holmes Jonathan Loaisiga Wandy Peralta
OAK AJ Puk Domingo Acevedo Sam Moll Zach Jackson
PHI Seranthony Dominguez David Robertson Jose Alvarado
PIT Wil Crowe Duane Underwood Jr. Robert Stephenson David Bednar
STL Ryan Helsley Giovanny Gallegos Jordan Hicks
SD Josh Hader Nick Martinez Luis Garcia Drew Pomeranz
SF Camilo Doval John Brebbia Tyler Rogers Dominic Leone
SEA Paul Sewald Andres Muñoz Erik Swanson
TB Pete Fairbanks Jason Adam Brooks Raley 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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1 year ago

Is Finnegan really still the closer in Wsh?