Bullpen Report: September 6th, 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

Clay Holmes, NYY: 11 pitches on Monday, back-to-back days. | Roster Resource

Jonathan Loáisiga and Wandy Peralta should be available on Tuesday.

Liam Hendriks, CHW: 30 pitches on Monday. | Roster Resource

You know the drill. Hendriks is on “High Usage Alert”, then Hendriks throws anyway. It’s hard to predict whether he’ll need rest on Tuesday or not. His next-in-line reliever, Kendall Graveman is also on “High Usage Alert” after throwing 27 pitches on Monday and recording the hold. Third-in-line Joe Kelly should be available on Tuesday.

Emmanuel Clase, CLE: 11 pitches on Monday, three days in a row. | Roster Resource

Setup men James Karinchak and Trevor Stephan should be available after having Monday off.

Scott Barlow, KCR: 24 pitches on Monday, back-to-back days. | Roster Resource

Setup men Dylan Coleman and Amir Garrett should be available.

Devin Williams, MIL: 21 pitches on Monday, three of last four days. | Roster Resource

All of Williams, Matt Bush, Taylor Rogers, and Brad Boxberger are on “High Usage Alert” heading into Tuesday’s game. It’s likely that Williams will appear for the second day in a row, but Matt Bush is also likely to be used as he is the least taxed of the group.

Nick Martinez, SDP: 23 pitches on Monday. | Roster Resource

Setup men Adrian Morejon and Luis García should be available.

Camilo Doval, SFG: 15 pitches on Monday, three days in a row. | Roster Resource

Setup men John Brebbia and Dominic Leone should be available.


Injury News



Outlier Saves

Mason Thompson, WSH | Roster Resource

The Nationals beat the Cardinals 6-0 on Monday and Thompson recorded a save because he threw three full innings. He only gave up one hit and struck out one. The 24-year-old went to Washington, D.C. in a 2021 trade with San Diego. He has thrown only 12 innings this season, showing a 6.00 K/9, 2.25 BB/9, a 0.75 ERA, and a 2.69 xERA. He relies heavily on a sinker/slider combination but has a statcast fastball velocity in the 85th percentile. Last year, our own Prospect Lead Analyst Eric Longenhagen wrote:

“Thompson has upper-90s gas and flashes a plus slider, but he’s often injured and has sub-par stats.”

Time will tell if the young righty will make an impact in D.C., but he threw three solid innings on Monday to record his first major league save.


Committee Clarity

•Clay Holmes, NYY | Roster Resource

Since his return to action on August 29th, Holmes is back up to a 13.50 K/9 and his ERA sits at 2.25. Jonathan Loáisiga, who stepped into a committee role while Holmes was out, performed well during that time. Since August 14th, he recorded one save, three holds and a 0.82 ERA. However, his strikeout rate remained down as he only recorded nine strikeouts in 11 innings pitched for a 7.36 K/9. Wandy Peralta recorded two saves and had a higher strikeout rate than Loáisiga while Holmes was out, but allowed more runs to score with a 5.14 ERA. Holmes threw in the ninth and recorded a save in both Sunday and Monday’s games. It appears that he has reclaimed the role. Aroldis Chapman is reportedly resuming throwing but remains on the IL. Fantasy managers should feel confident slotting Holmes back into their lineups for the foreseeable future.


Losing a Grip


Not Very Stable
Hot Seat
Bullpen Report — 9/6/2022
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 Joel Kuhnel 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 Rafael Montero Hector Neris Will Smith Ryan Pressly
KC Scott Barlow Dylan Coleman Amir Garrett Taylor Clarke
LAA Jimmy Herget Jose Quijada Ryan Tepera
LAD Craig Kimbrel Evan Phillips Blake Treinen Brusdar Graterol
MIA Tanner Scott Steven Okert Dylan Floro 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 Brad Hand Jose Alvarado Seranthony Dominguez
PIT Wil Crowe Duane Underwood Jr. Manny Bañuelos David Bednar
STL Ryan Helsley Giovanny Gallegos Jordan Hicks
SD Nick Martinez Luis Garcia Adrian Morejon Drew Pomeranz
SF Camilo Doval John Brebbia Dominic Leone
SEA Paul Sewald Andres Muñoz Erik Swanson
TB Jason Adam Pete Fairbanks Brooks Raley Andrew Kittredge
TEX Jonathan Hernandez Matt Moore Jose Leclerc
TOR Jordan Romano Yimi Garcia Anthony Bass
WSH Kyle Finnegan Carl Edwards Jr. Hunter Harvey Tanner Rainey

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