Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream — 4/24

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

Welcome back to Relievers to Stream for Wins and Saves! 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:

  • Andrew Kittredge is expected to start for the Rays in their Saturday match up with the Blue Jays. Expect Ryan Yarbrough to come in as the follower, as he did this past Sunday, putting himself in an easier position for a win.


Roster moves:


Yesterday’s performances:

  • Jake Diekman was sent out to close out the Athletics’ two-run lead in Baltimore and he did so with a perfect 9th, collecting a strikeout along the way. Lou Trivino was still resting after throwing a combined 49 pitches between his two outings on Tuesday and Wednesday, while Diekman came into the game with two full days of rest.
  • With Greg Holland being placed on the IL, the Royals turned to Josh Staumont to close out their four-run lead over the Tigers on Friday. Staumont allowed one walk and collected one strikeout on his way to closing out the game. Both Staumont and Scott Barlow last pitched on Wednesday, each throwing 27 pitches, while Wade Davis hasn’t pitched since Monday when he threw 35 pitches. Kyle Zimmer was used in the 8th inning with the same score.


  • Though the Mets didn’t have a day off this past Thursday like many other teams, Jacob deGrom gave the bullpen the day off Friday with his complete-game gem. Look for Edwin Diaz to be back at it Saturday if needed after throwing 24 pitches on Thursday.
  • After being one of the larger FAAB targets this past Sunday, Rafael Dolis finally took a step to make it all feel worth it as he recorded his first save of the season, closing out the Rays with a perfect 9th inning. With Jordan Romano expected to rejoin the Toronto bullpen this weekend, the closer waters should continue to stay muddy for the Jays.


  • Aroldis Chapman converted his second save in as many days and fourth of the season with a perfect ninth inning in Cleveland. That’s back-to-back appearances for Chapman and primary set up man Chad Green, who have both thrown in three of the last four days, so expect them both to get some rest on Saturday, giving Jonathan Loaisiga an opportunity late in the game.
  • Will Smith picked up his fourth save of the season for Atlanta, pitching a 1-2-3 ninth inning with one strikeout. Though he only needed 13 pitches in this one, Smith did throw 21 pitches on Wednesday and the cautious Atlanta team may turn back to AJ Minter if needed in a tight spot at the end of Saturday’s game.


  • Taylor Rogers picked up his first save of the season, recording the final two outs in the Twins’ two-run victory over the Pirates. Both Rogers and Alex Colomé last pitched on Wednesday, but with Colomé still resting from his 49 pitches thrown it wasn’t a surprise to see Rogers get the call in the tight spot.
  • Matt Barnes finally showed glimpses of his previous self as he walked the leadoff batter and ultimately gave up a three-run home run to Kyle Seager in the ninth inning to bring the Mariners within one run. He was able to collect himself and finish off the game by inducing a fly-out to Kyle Lewis and getting Evan White to line out to end the game. Barnes has seen action in three of the last four days and should be a safe bet to rest up on Saturday. With many members of the top end of the Boston bullpen having similar workloads as of late, we may see the likes of Matt Andriese or Phillips Valdez late in the game Saturday.


  • Raisel Iglesias continues his less than impressive tenure with the Angels, taking the loss Friday after allowing three runs (two earned) off three hits, including a Robel Garcia walk-off single to end the game. With only throwing 17 pitches Friday, Joe Maddon may still send Iglesias out on Saturday to show his confidence, if he still has some.
  • On the other side of the ball, Ryan Pressly walked away with the win after pitching the final two innings for the Astros. Luckily for Pressly, who could have as easily taken the loss after giving up two runs (none earned) of his own in the top of the ninth, the Astros bats had his back. We should see some rest of the Astros’ closer, who threw 29 pitches on Friday, his second outing in as many days. Ryan Stanek may get a chance to vulture a save on Saturday if the opportunity arises.


  • Liam Hendriks recorded the final five outs of his matchup, all by way of strikeouts, en route to his fourth save of the season. Hendriks’ only hit allowed was a solo home run to rookie Adolis Garcia in the ninth inning, but it wasn’t enough to blemish this impressive outing. There’s a chance Hendriks is given a day to rest Saturday after needing 32 pitches to get through this outing.
  • Jordan Hicks was asked to keep a four-run lead for the Cardinals. He only recorded one out in the inning before being replaced by Alex Reyes, who didn’t do Hicks any favors. Hicks had allowed one run to score with two walks and a triple during his time on the mound, and Reyes kept going where Hicks left off, walking the first two batters he faced to load the bases. Reyes ultimately got out of the jam by striking out the next two batters, but the first strikeout of Nick Castellanos came with a wild pitch that would allow the inherited runner to score, of course being credited to Hicks. Reyes walked away with his fourth save of the season but needed 23 pitches to get through the two outs.


  • Hector Neris allowed the walk-off home run to Raimel Tapia in Colorado on Friday. Even though he’s been used in two of the last three days, expect Neris back out there on Saturday if needed if for no other reason to give him a chance to right his head. He only faced two batters and threw nine pitches on Friday after all. Mychal Givens picked up his first win of the season as he pitched a one-hit top of the ninth.
  • The Giants sent out Jake McGee for the second straight day, this time with a four-run lead in the 9th inning against the Marlins. He may have made it through in 1-2-3 fashion if it wasn’t for a throwing error by Wilmer Flores, setting up a 2-run home run by Jesus Aguilar in the next at-bat. Neither run was earned and McGee finished the inning the way he started, by way of strikeout. Both McGee and Tyler Rogers have been used in back-to-back days so we may see Wandy Peralta end Saturday’s matchup.


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.

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