Bullpen Report: September 20, 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

Jorge López, MIN: 34 pitches on Monday. | Roster Resource

After throwing 32 pitches on Saturday, López was rested on Sunday and then threw 34 on Monday. Just like he did on Sunday when López needed rest, Jhoan Duran is likely to fill in on Tuesday.

Craig Kimbrel, LAD: 15 pitches on Monday, back-to-back days. | Roster Resource

Evan Phillips (13 pitches, back-to-back days) is also on “High Usage Alert”. That leaves Alex Vesia as the likeliest to fill in during a save situation.

Camilo Doval, SFG: 12 pitches on Monday, back-to-back days. | Roster Resource

John Brebbia and Tyler Rogers are both rested and should be available.


Injury News



Outlier Saves

Sam Hentges, CLE | Roster Resource

Since Hentges entered the game with a lead of no more than three (seven to four, Guardians) he earned the save by MLB’s definition, even though he only threw 2.1 innings. He gave up no hits and struck out two. The Guardians have been so reliant on Emmanuel Clase who has been dominant all season. As the Guardians continue to hold onto the division lead in the AL Central, it will be critical for them to balance out innings in the back end of their bullpen. James Karinchak and Trevor Stephan remain the next-in-line relievers to Clase, but Hentges filled in nicely with a large lead on Monday and could be on the cusp of a breakout. The 26-year-old lefty has been in the Guardians farm system since 2014 and has a 10.47 K/9 through 55 innings pitched this season. His ERA (2.78) is close in line with his xERA (2.84) and he has done a decent job of limiting walks with a 2.78 BB/9.

Scott Alexander, SFG | Roster Resource

For the second time this season, the veteran Alexander has stepped in to record a save. The Giants brought the game into extra innings against the Rockies on Monday and Doval was brought into the highest leverage situation in the ninth when the game was tied at seven. After taking a three-run lead in the top of the tenth, Alexander closed the door on Colorado in the bottom of the frame. He went three up, three down, throwing only nine pitches and striking out one.


Committee Clarity



Losing a Grip


Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 9/20/2022
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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1 year ago

Love the work. Thanks for doing this.
I believe Dominic Leone (currently showing as SF Injured List) has been released.