Bullpen Report: September 15, 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.

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

Alex Colomé, CHW: Back-to-back days; 3 of last 4 days; 26 pitches on Monday. | RosterResource

Evan Marshall is a likely candidate for a save chance on Tuesday.

Raisel Iglesias, CIN: Back-to-back days; 11 pitches on Monday. | RosterResource

Archie Bradley has also pitched back-to-back days and threw 24 pitches on Monday, so he and Iglesias are both questionable for Tuesday’s game. Amir Garrett could be a more likely candidate for a save chance.

Taylor Rogers, MIN: 3 of last 4 days; 23 pitches on Monday. | RosterResource

Sergio Romo is a likely candidate for a save chance on Tuesday.

Yoshihisa Hirano, SEA: 3 consecutive days; 18 pitches on Monday. | RosterResource

Kendall Graveman and Yohan Ramirez are candidates for a save chance on Tuesday.


Injury News



Outlier Saves



Committee Clarity

Ryan Helsley and Tyler Webb, STL | RosterResource

The first save chance for the Cardinals since Giovanny Gallegos went on the Injured List on Friday came in game one of Monday’s double-header. After taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the eighth inning, the Cardinals brought in Helsley to pitch the bottom half. It did not go well. A game-tying double by Ryan Braun and a sacrifice fly by Keston Hiura gave Helsley his second blown save and first loss of 2020.

In game two, Webb came in for the save chance after the Cardinals took a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth. After a leadoff walk to put runners on first and second, the lefty got Luis Urías to ground into a double play and struck out Jace Peterson to close out the win.

Helsley and Andrew Miller, who was likely unavailable after Saturday and Sunday, were the team’s most likely candidates to seaparate themselves and become the primary closer. But given Helsey’s poor outing and Webb’s successful one, not to mention Alex Reyes and Génesis Cabrera each pitching a scoreless inning while striking out the side in game two, it’s likely that a committee with several options will continue for the foreseeable future.


Losing A Grip



Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 9/14/2020
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 Ryan Helsley 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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2 years ago

Helsley looked solid in his first couple appearances before the interruption, but has been absolutely brutal since he came off the covid list. 5 appearances, 4.2 IP, 7 ER, 3 HR, 4 BB, 2 K. Woof.

He’s obviously better than those numbers but I don’t see how they can trust him in a high leverage spot right now.