Bullpen Report: September 17, 2022

The 2022 version of the 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

Clay Holmes, NYY: Three of the last four days; 26 pitches on Friday. | RosterResource

Jonathan Loáisiga has also pitched three-of-four. That could leave Wandy Peralta, Lou Trivino and the just-activated Aroldis Chapman as the likeliest closers on Saturday.

José Leclerc, TEX: 25 pitches on Friday. | RosterResource

Matt Moore and Jonathan Hernández should both be available on Saturday.

Ian Kennedy, ARI: 27 pitches on Friday. | RosterResource

Kennedy could need two days off after being hammered to the tune of four runs in two-thirds of an inning on Friday. Joe Mantiply is the likeliest closer Saturday if needed.

Seranthony Domínguez, PHI: 28 pitches on Friday. | RosterResource

Co-closer David Robertson will be in the driver’s seat on Saturday after Domínguez’s eighth-inning blowup on Friday.

Injury News


Outlier Saves

Manuel Rodríguez, CHC | RosterResource

The Cubs have largely turned to Brandon Hughes and Rowan Wick since trading David Robertson to the Phillies on August 2nd, but Wick threw 26 pitches on Wednesday—evidently getting multiple days off—and Hughes got the 8th on Friday. As such, the ninth went to Rodríguez, who threw a perfect inning on just 11 pitches.

Friday’s was Rodríguez’s second save of the season in just eight appearances (he spent much of the year on the IL), and he’s pitched well, so he’s a dark horse for saves not just this year but next if the Cubs don’t go out and sign a veteran closer in the offseason.

Committee Clarity

Dylan Floro and Tanner Scott, MIA | RosterResource

Floro didn’t pitch on Friday, but Scott pitching the seventh (and struggling) is the latest data point to show that there really is no committee: Floro’s the closer. Scott’s pitched in the seventh or eighth in each of his last seven appearances, and he hasn’t earned a save since August 23rd. In that time, Floro has a couple of saves and has allowed three runs in ten innings.

Losing A Grip


Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 9/17/2022
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 Ryan Tepera Jose Quijada
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 David Robertson Seranthony Dominguez 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 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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