Bullpen Report: September 19, 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

Félix Bautista, BAL: 25 pitches on Sunday. | RosterResource

Dillon Tate and Cionel Pérez are the likeliest closers on Monday if Bautista isn’t available and a chance pops up.

Jhoan Duran, MIN: Three of the last four days; 17 pitches on Sunday. | RosterResource

Co-closer Jorge López threw 32 pitches on Saturday, but he was warming up on Sunday, which portends well for his availability on Monday.

Injury News


Outlier Saves

Buck Farmer, CIN | RosterResource

Alexis Díaz is the undisputed top dog in the Reds bullpen despite sharing closing duties with Hunter Strickland, but both Reds closers were unavailable on Sunday with Díaz throwing 26 pitches on Saturday and Strickland 12. Farmer stepped in and pitched a 1-2-3 inning on just six pitches for his second save of the year, lowering his ERA to 3.29.

Justin Bruihl, LAD | RosterResource

The Dodgers used Craig Kimbrel in the bottom of the ninth in a tie game, so by the time they had a lead in the tenth, it was Outlier time. Andre Jackson was first to take the stage, but got into a jam and ended up handing the ball to Bruihl with two outs, the bases loaded, and lefty LaMonte Wade Jr. due up. After a seven-pitch battle, Bruihl induced a groundout for his first career save.

Committee Clarity

•Jhoan Duran, MIN | RosterResource

Duran has now gotten the Twins’ last two saves after picking one up on Sunday, and Jorge López was warming as early as the seventh inning with Joe Ryan nearing the end of his starting assignment, so it looks like the plan is to have the two work in tandem depending on the matchups. Duran has co-closed at various points of the season, first with Emilio Pagán, then with Tyler Duffey, and now evidently with López. He’s been one of the best rookie relievers in baseball, with 87 strikeouts in 65.2 innings and a sterling 1.78 ERA.

Losing A Grip


Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 9/19/2022
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 Jake Diekman Joe Kelly (FamMed)
CIN Alexis Diaz Hunter Strickland Ian Gibaut Jeff Hoffman
CLE Emmanuel Clase James Karinchak Trevor Stephan
COL Daniel Bard Carlos Estevez Dinelson Lamet 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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