Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream — 6/7

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


  • Only BOS, MIA, KC, LAA, CHC, and SD have games scheduled Monday, so most teams will be coming off a rest day on Tuesday.
  • With only three games on Monday, you really don’t have much to choose from. While Ryan Weathers went five innings last time on 88 pitches, he’s certainly still at risk of not going five especially considering the bullpen is pretty well-rested. Miguel Díaz is as good a candidate as any to be the next pitcher out. Jackson Kowar also makes his highly anticipated debut on Monday. He’s been around 85-90 pitches per start so far in the minors and has gone between five and six innings each start. He was limited to 70 pitches in his last start, so the Royals are potentially going to be treating him with kid gloves here. Ervin Santana could end up seeing a couple of innings after Kowar.




  • Shane Greene is back with Atlanta. Greene was recalled from Gwinnett after Sunday’s game. It remains to be seen what role he will have, but he certainly could end up sharing save opportunities with Will Smith.


Yesterday’s Performances


  • Any game where you’re down seven runs after two innings and lose by 13, you’re not going to use your top guys. It’s safe to say the back end of the Indians bullpen got a rest on Sunday.
  • Surprisingly, we did get a fantasy-relevant inning from the Orioles pen when Hunter Harvey got his second inning of the season after returning from the IL. Harvey’s velocity looked good on Friday, but he was sitting 95 on Sunday when he should be sitting 97. Keep an eye on where that fastball velocity sits and how many walks he’s issuing.


  • It was a bullpen game after starter Austin Voth had his nose broken on a line drive. The bullpen was clearly not ready for this as they proceeded to allow 12 runs between the fourth and sixth innings. Tanner Rainey, what happened to you?
  • The Phillies were up big down the stretch, but we still saw some of the back of their bullpen. ctor Neris got his first work since last Monday throwing 17 pitches.


  • Yimi García locked down save number ten and that’s all that was needed from the Marlins bullpen. It was good to see him bounce back after two straight blown saves, including one on Saturday. That being said—no whiffs and a 17% CSW in this outing isn’t the most promising sign that he’s breaking out of his funk.
  • The Pirates were playing from behind in this game and ended up not using any fantasy-relevant relievers.


  • Ryan Pressly earned his ninth save of the season allowing just a walk in the final inning. Swinging strikes and strikeouts are down a bit this year from Pressly, but walks are down as well and advanced metrics are buying his performance. The Astros will go through a stretch where he gets five saves in two weeks soon enough.
  • Tyler Chatwood sightings have been pretty scary for Blue Jays fans recently. He faced just one batter and struck him out. Hopefully, this can get him back on track.


  • When Victor González has his slider working like he did on Sunday, he’s tough to hit. He’s a great source of holds.
  • Will Smith earned a save against the mighty Dodgers for the second straight game, his eleventh of the year. The back end of the Braves bullpen really seems to be rounding into form and now they also get Shane Greene back. They’re currently 27th in the league by ERA, but they should improve from here. That’s two straight days of work for both Smith and Chris Martin, but with an off day on Monday, they’re likely available on Tuesday if needed. We could also see our first glimpse of Greene.


  • Taylor Rogers earned his fifth save of the year as Hansel Robles worked the eighth. If you’re paying attention, this is the exact opposite of just the previous night where Rogers worked the eighth and Robles the ninth. This is looking like a fairly even split for now in terms of save opportunities.
  • Josh Staumont was immediately deployed in a close game after coming off of the IL and got away without allowing any runs. He might be eased back into the role, but he’s likely the closer moving forward.


  • The top two of the Tigers bullpen were used each of the past two days, so we didn’t get the A-team here. Welcome to the majors Jason Foley!
  • Aaron Bummer to Liam Hendriks after seven strong innings from the starter, just as White Sox fans dreamed of. It was Bummer’s seventh hold and Hendriks’ fifteenth save. Hendriks has followed up his ridiculous May with two saves and a win in three scoreless appearances to start June.


  • Stefan Crichton saw his first work since Tuesday and delivered his fourth straight performance without allowing an earned run. Even in this one, though, he allowed a 107.6 mph rocket to Manny Piña and, in general, is not to be trusted.
  • An interesting decision in Milwaukee as they opted to give Josh Hader some extra rest and gave the ninth inning to Brad Boxberger who secured his second save. Hader had worked Saturday and it would have been his third game in four days. However, he worked three games in four days as recently as May 24-27. He did work seven times in the thirteen-day period from May 24th to June 5th, so it may be more cumulative. The big takeaway here is that Devin Williams doesn’t appear to be the handcuff to Hader. If Hader hits the IL or gets traded, it’s looking like Boxberger is actually next in line for saves and that Williams will be working the eighth for the foreseeable future.


  • The Reds won this game, but it can’t be a tasty win. They’re dead last in the MLB in bullpen ERA and David Bell made the mistake of thinking that a seven-run lead would last four innings with the bullpen. It didn’t last one. Regardless, after much hubbub, Lucas Sims collected his third save in four days giving him six on the season. He’s working on a six-inning scoreless streak.
  • Alex Reyes took the loss when he made the mistake of throwing a pitch to Jesse Winker that wasn’t in the right-hand batter’s box. He also struck out two and walked one raising his walk total to 27 in 30 IP this year.


  • It was a Rays bullpen day and is there any team in the league that does it better? J.P. Feyereisen picked up the win and how has two wins and three saves in seven appearances since joining the Rays. Pete Fairbanks worked the ninth in what would have been a save situation had the Rays not tacked on four insurance runs in their final frame.
  • John King was credited with both the loss and a hold in a rare statistical oddity. The rest of the Rangers bullpen usage wasn’t that fantasy-relevant.


  • Daniel Bard picked up a six-out save on Sunday, his seventh of the year. Not only did he get six outs in just 24 pitches, one of his pitches was clocked at 101.3 mph…. yowza. Bard’s working on a streak of 11.1 innings pitched without an earned run. There was plenty of hard contact in this one, but it’s hard to argue with Bard if he’s going to be topping out at 101. I just wonder how long he can keep that velocity up.
  • Jake Diekman worked a scoreless seventh in what was his second scoreless inning of the series in Coors. Two scoreless frames in Coors, but two earned runs against Seattle? Relievers can be really hard to predict.


  • Craig Kimbrel secured his fourteenth save and needed just nine pitches to strike out two and induce a flyout. He hasn’t allowed an earned run since May 15th and has allowed just two all year. Peak Kimbrel is back.
  • The Giants got some much-needed rest for their workhorses Tyler Rogers and Jake McGee, so both will be ready when the Giants retake the field on Tuesday.


  • Rafael Montero appeared in the eighth inning of a three-run ball game and appeared poised to set up Keynan Middleton for the save. The Mariners added a pile of insurance runs in the top of the ninth, so no save, but Montero picked up his fourth hold. It’s frustrating that in a game where Patrick Sandoval generated 32 swings and misses on 101 pitches and Logan Gilbert went 20/105, Montero and Middleton only managed to go a combined 1/42.
  • Mike Mayers got the final out of the seventh and first two outs of the eighth delivering two strikeouts. He’s had some rough patches this year, but he’s allowed just one run in his past seven appearances.


  • Two of the three best bullpens in the NL by ERA and we got to see them for a combined five and a third innings as both starters went at least six. Miguel Castro is an interesting name to watch as he’s gotten more than three outs in four out of his past five outings and is sporting a 1.54 ERA in 11.2 IP since May 18th.
  • The Padres have the best bullpen ERA in all of baseball, but Craig Stammen has been doing his best to change that recently. His last six outings have netted him eight earned runs in nine innings.


  • Matt Barnes picked up a blown save and a win against the Yankees on Sunday. He walked two and was bailed out of a third on a very, very generous called strike three to Rougned Odor. One of the two walks was intentional, but Barnes’ control was uncharacteristically off. It was his third day of work in a row, though, so I’ll grant him a pass for now. Phillips Valdez ended up securing his first save of the season in extras.
  • Aroldis Chapman was called upon when his team was down one in the ninth. He’d likely not be used in that situation normally, but he was working on three days of rest and going into a scheduled rest day Monday, so the Yankees likely saw a situation where using Chapman wouldn’t affect his availability for the next game. He has five walks compared to just seven strikeouts in his past six innings, but that’s just splitting hairs. He has also allowed just two hits and one earned run, a solo homer, in those six innings.



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Eric Dadmun

Eric is a Core Fantasy contributor on Pitcher List and a former contributor on Hashtag Basketball. He strives to help fantasy baseball players make data-driven and logic-driven decisions. Mideast Chapter President of the Willians Astudillo Unironic Fan Club.

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