Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream — 4/30

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:

  • 12 teams had the day off Thursday: TOR, CLE, KCR, MIN, LAA, MIA, NYM, WAS, CIN, PIT, SDP, and SFG. Consider those bullpens close to if not fully rested going into the weekend.
  • Several of the teams that did play Thursday will have an off day on Monday, but some are currently in the middle of two-week or longer stretches of consecutive games. The Texas Rangers are currently seven games into a 19-day stretch of consecutive games, and there are other teams in similar predicaments, so betting on back-to-back appearances for relievers who aren’t getting some rest today should be considered risky.


Roster moves:

  • The Cubs designated Brandon Workman for assignment, replacing him with Justin Steele.
  • Dave Roberts said that Friday would be a bullpen game for the Dodgers. He has yet to announce a starter, but speculating on Jimmy Nelson to get the “bulk” of the innings wouldn’t be a bad play.


  • Chris Devenski was reinstated for the Diamondbacks and Yoan Lopez was sent to their alt site to make room.
  • The White Sox placed Garret Crochet on the IL with an upper back sprain.


  • The Yankees officially added Wandy Peralta to their roster on Thursday.


Yesterday’s performances:

  • Josh Hader notched his sixth save of the season, though he did make it interesting by allowing one run to score off two hits and a balk. Yes, a balk with a “b”. Devin Williams successfully held the Dodgers scoreless as he set up Hader in the 8th inning, but still allowed two hits and a walk (with a “w”) of his own. Trevor Bauer gave the Dodgers’ bullpen the day off after pitching the full eight innings in a losing effort.
  • Liam Hendriks was the only member of the White Sox’ bullpen to see any action across both games of their doubleheader with the Tigers, closing out the seventh inning of the first game for his fifth save of the season.


  • Kendall Graveman picked up his third save of the season, pitching a scoreless ninth on Thursday against the Astros. After Rafael Montero blew the save and took the loss on Wednesday (again), Graveman should see plenty of opportunities in the final inning of close games moving forward.
  • Giovanny Gallegos was credited with the blown save Thursday after allowing an inherited runner from Andrew Miller to score, tying the game at three apiece in the seventh inning. Gallegos would go on to pitch a perfect eighth, setting up Alex Reyes who was ultimately was credited with the win after throwing two perfect innings of his own and seeing the Cardinals walk it off in the tenth inning on a David Hale wild pitch. Jordan Hicks (19), Gallego (22), and Reyes (25) threw close to or more than 20 pitches in their Thursday appearance, giving way to Ryan Helsley to pitch later in Friday’s match-up if needed.


  • Diego Castillo picked up his second loss of the season as he allowed the go-ahead run to the Athletics in the top of the ninth, setting up Lou Trivino to pick up his fourth save of the season for Oakland. Jake Diekman picked up his first win of the season as he pitched a perfect eighth inning.
  • César Valdez blew his second save of the season for the Orioles, allowing a single run off one hit and two walks in the top of the ninth inning, ultimately sending the game into extra innings. Tanner Scott pitched around one walk and would pick up his first win of the season thanks to a walk-off sac fly by Cedric Mullins that would score Ramon Urias.


  • Craig Kimbrel pitched a scoreless ninth inning for the Cubs in a non-save situation. Kimbrel was in desperate need of time on the mound as he hadn’t been used in an actual game since the previous Thursday.
  • Speaking of relievers who hadn’t pitched in the past seven days, Stefan Crichton recorded his third save of the season. Crichton hadn’t pitched since his less than stellar outing last Thursday, but looked just fine in this one, allowing just one hit in his one inning on the mound.


  • Ian Kennedy notches his fifth save of the season after preserving a three-run lead over the Red Sox, picking up two strikeouts along the way. Joely Rodriguez pitched a perfect inning of his own and is someone keeping an eye on if Kennedy were to falter or miss time.


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


Photo by Kent Kanouse/Flickr | Adapted by Justin Redler (@reldernitsuj on Twitter)

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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