Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream — 4/10

Which relievers might be in line to vulture a save or win today?

Welcome back to our Relievers to Stream for Wins and Saves series! This will bring you up-to-date bullpen depth charts every morning for the day’s games and makes for a great tool for those of you looking to stream saves or wins. This series runs seven days a week, so be sure to check in every morning to get your daily bullpen fix!



Schedule notes:

  • 12 teams had the day off yesterday: BAL, BOS, CHW, KCR, MIN, SEA, MIA, NYM, CHC, MIL, PIT, and STL. Expect most, if not all members of their bullpens to be available today.
  • Every team is back at it today but two teams do have tomorrow off: OAK and HOU. Take note as you watch usage on Saturday.

Yesterday’s performances:

  • With Pete Fairbanks being placed on the IL with a rotator cuff strain, the Rays called up Hunter Strickland to take his place in the bullpen and wasted no time giving him some work. Rich Hill who [surprisingly] went six innings, giving way to Strickland in the seventh where he pitched 2 solid innings, collecting three strikeouts and giving up one solo home run. Strickland should probably be used in long relief at this point, but nothing is off the table in Tampa.
  • Corey Knebel recorded his second save on the season as he struck out all three Nationals he faced to end the game for the Dodgers. Victor González and Blake Treinen earned holds with their scoreless innings of work. Manager Dave Roberts said he didn’t want to use Kenley Jansen for the third time in four days. Jansen did throw a combined 40 pitches between his outings on Tuesday and Wednesday. Something to monitor moving forward, as Knebel has been the only other reliever to record a save when Jansen has been “unavailable”.


  • With Johnny Cueto one out away from a complete game, Jake McGee was called upon to close it out after Cueto allowed his first (and only) run to score in the ninth inning. McGee did his job by striking out Sam Hilliard on 3 pitches, ending the game for his third save of the season.
  • Emmanuel Clase recorded his first save of the season, pitching a clean 9th and striking out two in the process. Clase has gone in two of the past three days, and if we are to take Terry Francona at his word about usage, we should expect to see either Nick Wittgren or James Karinchak closing out Saturday’s contest.


  • Joe Musgrove gave the San Diego bullpen another day off with his no-hitter. Expect everyone to be available on Saturday.
  • Lou Trivino was credited with a hold on Friday, pitching a clean eighth inning for Oakland while his team was still up by three runs. Jake Diekman warming up for the ninth, the A’s scored two more runs to make the save opportunity out of reach. With lefty Kyle Tucker leading off the inning, Diekman still came in to pitch the 9th and gave up one run off a hit and walk in the process. Bob Melvin has recently said he expected to see Diekman in for the eighth inning if the matchups dictated it, so Trevino or Sergio Romo could be used in the ninth based on that.


  • Stefan Crichton pitched a clean ninth inning for the Diamondbacks with the game tied. On the other side of the ball, Lucas Sims was credited with a blown save after allowing a two-run shot off the bat of Eduardo Escobar to tie the game in the eighth, ultimately sending the game into extra innings. Amir Garrett closed it out for the Reds, notching two strikeouts and his second save of the season in the process.
  • Andrew Heaney went six innings in his start for the Angels on Friday, providing some breathing room for his bullpen overall. Alex Claudio and Chris Rodriguez did their part to help, closing out the final nine outs of the game. Expect Raisel Iglesias back out there to close out any save opportunities that may come up over the weekend.


Bullpen Depth Charts


Green = long/bulk reliever expected to pitch after starter
Yellow = closer pitched previous day or twice in three days
Red = closer has pitched back to back days and likely is off


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Adam Howe

Adam resides in Indianapolis after spending the better part of a decade in Oakland, CA and growing up in Massachusetts. He co-hosts the On The Wire podcast with Kevin Hasting, analyzing your weekly FAAB options before your bid deadlines every Sunday.

2 responses to “Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream — 4/10”

  1. MJ says:

    Matt Bush got put on the DL yesterday

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