Bullpen Report: September 23, 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

Mike Mayers, LAA: Back-to-back days; 3 of last 4 days; 20 pitches on Tuesday. | RosterResource

Felix Peña would be the leading candidate to get a save chance on Wednesday, but he threw 25 pitches on Tuesday. Matt Andriese might be a better bet.

Héctor Neris, PHI: 26 pitches on Tuesday. | RosterResource

After the Phillies were swept in Tuesday’s double-header and fell behind in the race for the final playoff spot, it’s likely that Neris will be available on Wednesday. If not, Blake Parker and David Phelps could be candidates for a save chance.

Daniel Hudson, WSN: Back-to-back days; 25 pitches on Tuesday. | RosterResource

Will Harris is a likely candidate for a save chance on Wednesday.


Injury News

Rafael Dolis, TOR: Unavailable on Tuesday due to knee discomfort. | RosterResource

Dolis hasn’t pitched since being removed from Friday’s game with knee discomfort. While it was thought to be a minor issue, he was still unavailable as of Tuesday.

It could be that the Blue Jays are being overly cautious, considering that they have a comfortable lead for the last playoff spot and don’t have much of a chance to catch the seventh seed. Allowing their best relief pitcher to rest as long as possible seems like a smart move.


Outlier Saves



Committee Clarity

Sam Coonrod, SFG | RosterResource

As ugly as Coonrod’s numbers are in 2020 (13.2 IP, 11 ER, 12 H, 6 BB, 14 K), he’s probably still the leading candidate from the Giants’ committee to emerge as the primary closer in 2021. On Tuesday, the 28-year-old finished off a perfect ninth inning with a 100 MPH fastball to strike out Raimel Tapia and close out a 5-2 win over the Rockies.

A starter throughout his minor league career until Tommy John surgery knocked him out of action in 2018, Coonrod returned as a relief pitcher last season. He has shown flashes of dominance, but has been inconsistent as he continues to mix in several pitches to go along with his high-nineties fastball. Looking forward, he might need to pare down his arsenal of pitches and focus on trying to be very good with only two or three.


Losing A Grip



Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 9/22/2020
Team Closer First Up Second Up Injured List
ARI Stefan Crichton Junior Guerra Hector Rondon
ATL Mark Melancon Shane Greene Chris Martin
BAL Cesar Valdez Hunter Harvey Tanner Scott
BOS Matt Barnes Ryan Brasier Phillips Valdez
CHC Jeremy Jeffress Craig Kimbrel Duane Underwood Jr. Rowan Wick
CWS Alex Colome Codi Heuer Matt Foster Aaron Bummer
CIN Raisel Iglesias Archie Bradley Amir Garrett
CLE Brad Hand James Karinchak Nick Wittgren
COL Daniel Bard Mychal Givens Tyler Kinley
DET Bryan Garcia Gregory Soto Buck Farmer
HOU Ryan Pressly Josh James Enoli Paredes Roberto Osuna
KC Greg Holland Josh Staumont Scott Barlow
LAA Mike Mayers Felix Peña Matt Andriese
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 David Phelps Blake Parker David Robertson
PIT Richard Rodriguez Nik Turley Chris Stratton Keone Kela
STL Giovanny Gallegos Andrew Miller Ryan Helsley
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 A.J. Cole Jordan Romano
WSH Daniel Hudson Wander Suero Kyle McGowin Tanner Rainey

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there is a typo behind the Dolis. He is TOR not STL.