Bullpen Report: September 14, 2020

The 2020 version of Bullpen Report includes six different sections, as well as the closer chart, which can be found at the bottom of the page.

  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.
  6. Reliever On The Rise: Non-closer who is quickly moving up the depth chart based on potential and recent performance.

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

Kenley Jansen, LAD: Back-to-back days; 15 pitches on Monday. | RosterResource

After Jansen threw 21 pitches on Saturday, the last thing the Dodgers needed to do was use him again on Sunday with a seven-run lead in the ninth. But since he was already warming in the bottom of the eighth with his team ahead by four runs, he still came in to close things out after Chris Taylor’s three-run homer extended the lead to 8-1 heading into the ninth.

On the one hand, Jansen now might not be available for the first game of a crucial series against the Padres on Monday. But considering how bad his outing was on Saturday — he had a blown save and a loss after allowing four earned runs on five hits and an error — maybe it’s better that he got his confidence back with a 1-2-3 inning against the Astros before he has to face off against Slam Diego.

Here’s what manager Dave Roberts had to say about who will be his closer on Monday …


Injury News



Outlier Saves

Matt Andriese, LAA | RosterResource

With Ty Buttrey and Mike Mayers both having worked three consecutive days and Felix Peña pitching in the last two, the Angels went with the same guy who closed things out in Saturday’s 11-inning win. Andriese took over for starter Andrew Heaney with the team leading 4-3 after seven-and-a-half innings in Colorado. The 31-year-old retired all six batters faced, including four strikeouts, to pick up his second save.

Andriese’s performance at Coors Field certainly could put him in the mix for save chances over the last two weeks of the season. But he’s also just fortunate to still be on the roster after he allowed 13 earned runs in his first 15.2 innings in 2020. He’s recovered since, though, allowing only one run over his last 9.2 innings.


Committee Clarity



Losing A Grip



Reliever On The Rise

Early in the season, picking out a “Reliever On The Rise” was a simple task with several options to choose from each day. Not so much over the last few weeks, though. Most of the breakout relievers have already been identified. As a result, this section will highlight a pitcher or two only once per week through the end of the season.


Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 9/13/2020
Team Closer First Up Second Up Injured List
ARI Stefan Crichton Junior Guerra Hector Rondon
ATL Mark Melancon Shane Greene Chris Martin
BAL Hunter Harvey Tanner Scott Travis Lakins Sr.
BOS Matt Barnes Ryan Brasier Phillips Valdez
CHC Jeremy Jeffress Craig Kimbrel Rowan Wick
CWS Alex Colome Evan Marshall Codi Heuer Aaron Bummer
CIN Raisel Iglesias Archie Bradley Amir Garrett
CLE Brad Hand Nick Wittgren James Karinchak
COL Daniel Bard Mychal Givens Carlos Estevez
DET Bryan Garcia Gregory Soto Buck Farmer
HOU Ryan Pressly Enoli Paredes Brad Peacock Roberto Osuna
KC Greg Holland Josh Staumont Scott Barlow
LAA Felix Peña Ty Buttrey Mike Mayers
LAD Kenley Jansen Blake Treinen Pedro Baez
MIA Brandon Kintzler Brad Boxberger Yimi Garcia
MIL Josh Hader Devin Williams Freddy Peralta
MIN Taylor Rogers Sergio Romo Trevor May
NYM Edwin Diaz Justin Wilson Miguel Castro Dellin Betances
NYY Aroldis Chapman Zack Britton Adam Ottavino
OAK Liam Hendriks Joakim Soria Jake Diekman
PHI Hector Neris Brandon Workman David Phelps David Robertson
PIT Richard Rodriguez Nik Turley Chris Stratton Keone Kela
STL Andrew Miller John Gant Alex Reyes Giovanny Gallegos
SD Trevor Rosenthal Drew Pomeranz Emilio Pagan
SF Tyler Rogers Tony Watson Sam Coonrod Reyes Moronta
SEA Yoshihisa Hirano Kendall Graveman Yohan Ramirez
TB Nick Anderson Diego Castillo Pete Fairbanks
TEX Rafael Montero Jonathan Hernandez Jesse Chavez Jose LeClerc
TOR Rafael Dolis Anthony Bass Ken Giles
WSH Daniel Hudson Tanner Rainey Will Harris Sean Doolittle

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