Bullpen Report: September 18, 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

Liam Hendriks, CHW: 12 pitches on Saturday, back-to-back days. | Roster Resource

Kendall Graveman and Jake Diekman should be available if Hendriks needs rest on Sunday.

Emmanuel Clase, CLE: 8 pitches on Saturday, back-to-back days. | Roster Resource

Clase has appeared three-days-in-row multiple times this season and could potentially do so again on Sunday if the Guardians need him. They are holding onto a division lead. If he’s given rest instead, James Karinchak and Nick Sandlin are the likliest to appear in his place.

Gregory Soto, DET: 16 pitches on Saturday, back-to-back days. | Roster Resource

Andrew Chafin and Joe Jiménez should be available.

Jorge López, MIN: 32 pitches on Saturday. | Roster Resource

Jhoan Duran is the likliest to appear in a save situation on Sunday. He had yesterday off and the other Twins late inning options of Michael Fulmer and Griffin Jax are on “High Usage Alert”.

Kyle Finnegan, WSN: 14 pitches on Saturday, back-to-back days. | Roster Resource

With Carl Edwards Jr. also on “High Usage Alert”, the most likely to appear in a save situation should be Hunter Harvey or Steve Cishek.

Alexis Díaz, CIN: 14 pitches on Saturday. | Roster Resource

Co-closer Hunter Strickland should be available on Sunday even after throwing 12 pitches on Saturday.

Devin Williams, MIL: 12 pitches on Saturday, back-to-back days. | Roster Resource

Matt Bush is still listed as day-to-day with a groin issue. That leaves Taylor Rogers as the most likely to appear in a save situation if Williams is unavailable.

Ryan Helsley, STL: 18 pitches on Saturday, back-to-back days. | Roster Resource

Giovanny Gallegos has also thrown in back-to-back days and that leaves Andre Pallante as the likliest to appear in their place.


Injury News



Outlier Saves

Aaron Bummer, CHW | Roster Resource

Saturday’s game against the Tigers went into extra innings and while team closer Liam Hendriks earned the win, it was the 28-year-old lefty who closed out the game. Bummer has been on the IL since early June and made his return on September 7th. Since then he has thrown four innings allowed four hits, two runs, one earned run (home run), and thrown four strikeouts. Bummer’s stuff was highlighted last season by Carmen Ciardiello and we’ll have to see if he can return to some form of a setup man or late-inning arm. As of now, Kendall Graveman and Joe Kelly remain the next two in line behind Hendriks, but Bummer could start getting more opportunities when Hendriks is unavailable.


Committee Clarity

Domingo Acevedo, OAK | Roster Resource

Now listed as a co-closer with A.J. Puk, the 28-year-old righty recorded his second save of the season last night against the Astros. He threw a one-hit inning, but didn’t record any strikeouts. In fact, the Athletics only recorded one strikeout in the entire game. Acevedo has thrown a relatively full season with 62.2 IP, three wins, a 7.61 K/9, a 2.30 BB/9, and a 3.45 ERA. He’s spent the majority of his career in the Yankees’ farm system and made his major league debut with the Athletics in 2021. According to his savant page, Acevedo’s whiff rate on the year has been good for the 85th percentile. He utilizes a fastball, slider and a changeup. From a fantasy perspective, he may be worth streaming to add saves to your totals as the season comes to an end and in dynasty leagues, he may be worth a $1 flier for next season if he can capitalize on more save opportunities.


Losing a Grip



Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 9/18/2022
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 Andre Pallante 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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