Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream — 5/23

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


  • The following teams have a scheduled day off Monday, and may look to be a little more aggressive with the high leverage members of their bullpens if needed over the weekend: BOS, NYY, KC, TEX, HOU, LAA, WAS, ATL, PIT, CHC, CIN, LAD, SF, ARI.
  • The Mets are starting Jordan Yamamoto today, but it’s fair to say he will not go too deep in this one. Going up against the Marlins and Cody Poteet, we could see either Sean Reid-Foley or Robert Gsellman vulture a win here.



Injuries and Transactions


  • The Arizona Diamondbacks traded Yoan López to the Atlanta Braves. He may stick in the bullpen for a while but shouldn’t be on your radar for fantasy purposes.
  • The Colorado Rockies activated Carlos Estévez from the 10-day injured list. He should slot back into a middle relief role for now but the bullpen in Colorado is super vulnerable at the moment, and he should get an opportunity to contribute holds.


  • The Pittsburgh Pirates activated Kyle Crick from the 10-day injured list. He should return to his setup role in front of closer Richard Rodríguez.
  • The Kansas City Royals transferred Jesse Hahn from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list. The righty suffered a setback in his rehab from a shoulder impingement this week and will now be out for another month or so.


Yesterday’s Performances


  • Matt Barnes worked around a hit and a walk to pick up his 11th save of the season last night. He struck out two and threw 23 pitches so he should be ok to pitch today with the Red Sox getting Monday off as well.
  • Both Diego Castillo and Pete Fairbanks have worked the past two days, with Castillo picking up the save yesterday, so expect either J.P. Feyereisen or Jeffrey Springs to see a save chance today if one should arise. As far as who will be closing out games after today, I still expect to see Castillo get the bulk of the opportunities as confirmed by Saturday’s usage.


  • Cleveland got great pitching performances yesterday, not from starter Shane Bieber but Emmanuel Clase and James Karinchak. The two combined to pitch three innings, not allowing one baserunner while striking out three. They each only threw 16 pitches as well so they should be available today.
  • The Twins continue to operate as if Hansel Robles is their primary closer, as he worked the 9th inning yesterday in a tie game with Taylor Rogers pitching the 8th. Alex Colomé wound up allowing a walk-off HR to César Hernández, the only batter he faced in the 10th inning. It wasn’t exactly the cleanest of outings for Robles (hit and two walks) or Rogers (two hits), as the bullpen as a whole continues to have their issues.


  • Josh Staumont may get the day off after having a 36 pitch outing yesterday. He struggled in a non-save situation, allowing four hits, a walk, and two earned runs. If the Royals get a save opportunity today, they could turn to Greg Holland
  • Yimi García has pitched on back-to-back days and very likely will get Sunday off. If he does, expect Dylan Floro to fill in as the teams closer, however the last time he was asked to do so did not end so well (three hits, two earned runs and a blown save back against the Braves on 4/15).


  • Both Daniel Hudson and Brad Hand pitched Friday and Saturday, so we could see Wander Suero or Will Harris in a save opportunity today as the team faces off with the Orioles once again. While Hand should definitely be considered down, Hudson has only thrown 21 pitches the past two days so there’s a chance he is available today (but doubtful).
  • The Brewers got great work from their dynamic bullpen duo of Devin Williams and Josh Hader yesterday, with Hader picking up a save and Williams a hold. It was Williams’ best outing of the year to date, as he struck out three and didn’t allow a baserunner in his inning of work.


  • Kenley Jansen struck out one and worked a clean ninth inning to secure his 11th save last night. While the walks have been an (uncharacteristic) issue, Jansen has still only allowed five hits this season over 20.2 innings pitched.
  • Daniel Bard picked up his fifth save of the season yesterday, although he allowed a double to start the ninth before getting a pop-out and two strikeouts. Despite his struggles, he remains the Rockies closer, likely due to the lack of capable alternatives, but he also has pitched better as of late (only one earned run in his past eight innings).


  • Alex Reyes worked around a hit and added a strikeout to earn his 14th save of the season yesterday, as the former top prospect has really taken off with the closer role. The outing lowered his ERA to .38 and while the WHIP sits at 1.25, he has found ways to dance around the baserunners he allows.
  • Mark Melancon was forced into the Padres game last night after Austin Adams coughed up a hit and hit a batter, subsequently allowing a run to score. Melancon’s 16th save keeps him the MLB leader, and he even gave you two strikeouts in this one, certainly a rare feat for him.


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Rick Graham

Rick resides in the Boston area and has experience as a player and coach at the collegiate level. He has been covering relievers for Pitcher List since 2017.

One response to “Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream — 5/23”

  1. Mike Honcho says:

    Rumblings out of BALT that C.Valdez being transitioned into a set-up role.
    Seems they’re clearing the runway for HH.

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