Bullpen Report: September 4, 2023

The 2023 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

•José Leclerc, TEX: 22 pitches on Sunday; 12 pitches on Saturday. | RosterResource

Co-closers Will Smith and Aroldis Chapman should both be available on Monday.

Injury News


Outlier Saves

•Brusdar Graterol, LAD | RosterResource

Evan Phillips threw just 18 pitches to get five outs on Saturday, and while he surely would’ve been available for a higher-stakes game, the Dodgers saw no sense in pushing it with him on Sunday a day after an up-down. Graterol wasn’t quite at his sharpest on Sunday, issuing a walk and giving up a hit while throwing only 12 of 21 pitches for strikes, but he was able to keep the Braves off the board and lock down a 3-1 win. It was the seventh save of the year for the fireballing righty, lowering his ERA to a sterling 1.38.

Committee Clarity


Losing A Grip

•Justin Lawrence, COL | RosterResource

Lawrence gave up two more runs on Sunday, taking the loss and raising his ERA to 4.18. After striking out the side for a save on August 14, Lawrence’s ERA sat at 2.76, but he’s given up a staggering 12 runs in six innings since then. Getting hit around has transitioned into losing the zone entirely, as Lawrence walked three on Saturday and another on Sunday. The Rockies are pretty light on alternatives, but Tyler Kinley bailed Lawrence out on Saturday and Matt Koch has pitched well, so they could be the first two in line. Brent Suter represents an option from the left side.

Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 9/4/2023
Team Closer First Up Second Up Injured List
ARI Paul Sewald Kevin Ginkel Kyle Nelson
ATL Raisel Iglesias A.J. Minter Joe Jimenez
BAL Yennier Cano Danny Coulombe Shintaro Fujinammi Felix Bautista
BOS Kenley Jansen Chris Martin Josh Winckowski
CHC Adbert Alzolay Mark Leiter Jr. Julian Merryweather
CWS Gregory Santos Aaron Bummer Jimmy Lambert
CIN Alexis Diaz Lucas Sims Ian Gibaut
CLE Emmanuel Clase Trevor Stephan Reynaldo Lopez
COL Justin Lawrence Tyler Kinley Brent Suter
DET Jason Foley Alex Lange Tyler Holton
HOU Ryan Pressly Hector Neris Bryan Abreu
KC Carlos Hernandez Taylor Clarke Austin Cox John McMillon
LAA Carlos Estevez Aaron Loup Jose Soriano
LAD Evan Phillips Brusdar Graterol Caleb Ferguson Daniel Hudson
MIA Tanner Scott Andrew Nardi David Robertson
MIL Devin Williams Joel Payamps Elvis Peguero
MIN Jhoan Duran Griffin Jax Emilio Pagan Brock Stewart
NYM Adam Ottavino Brooks Raley Drew Smith Edwin Diaz
NYY Clay Holmes Jonathan Loaisiga Tommy Kahnle
OAK Trevor May Spencer Patton Sean Newcomb Angel Felipe
PHI Craig Kimbrel Gregory Soto Seranthony Dominguez
PIT David Bednar Colin Holderman Carmen Mlodzinski
STL Ryan Helsley JoJo Romero Giovanny Gallegos
SD Josh Hader Scott Barlow Nick Martinez Robert Suarez (SUSP)
SF Camilo Doval Tyler Rogers Taylor Rogers John Brebbia
SEA Andres Muñoz Matt Brash Justin Topa
TB Pete Fairbanks Jason Adam Colin Poche
TEX Will Smith Aroldis Chapman Jose Leclerc
TOR Jordan Romano Jordan Hicks Yimi Garcia Erik Swanson
WSH Kyle Finnegan Hunter Harvey Jordan Weems

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8 months ago

Alex Lange not the closer in Det? Doval with a yellow?