Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream — 6/8

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 six teams (BOS, MIA, KC, LAA, CHC, and SD) took the field on a very light slate of games on Monday. As a result, most teams should have completely fresh bullpens ready to go today.
  • The best bet to vulture a win today could come from the Padres. While Dinelson Lamet was stretched out for four innings and 72 pitches in his last start, San Diego is still ramping him up to speed with an abundance of caution, so it is far from a guarantee he makes it through five innings this time. Nabil Crismatt would be my choice as the most likely to relieve Lamet, and therefore makes sense as a potential vulture.




  • The Angels recalled James Hoyt from Triple-A Salt Lake. He has yet to allow a run in very limited time in the big leagues this season. The team also designated Hunter Strickland for assignment. After trading for him just three weeks prior, a 9.95 ERA across nine appearances was not what they had hoped for when acquiring him.
  • The Reds sent right-hander Héctor Pérez to Triple-A Louisville. Pérez cleared waivers and will therefore remain with the club in the minors until further notice.


  • The Giants optioned Camilo Doval to Triple-A Sacramento. The 23-year-old is extremely talented and full of potential, but has struggled to a 7.59 ERA and 1.59 WHIP in the big leagues this season, despite a 10.97 K/9.
  • The Royals designated Jake Newberry for assignment. The 26-year-old posted a 16.62 ERA with the team in just 4.1 innings of work this season.


Yesterday’s Performances


  • With closer Matt Barnes unavailable after working in three straight games against the Yankees, Alex Cora turned to Adam Ottavino for a four-out save to finish off the Marlins. The save was Ottavino’s third of the year, and while he did give up one run, he was able to leave two men stranded in scoring position to wiggle his way out of trouble. Owning a 2.88 ERA on the season, he should continue to pick up the team’s save chances any time Barnes is unavailable.
  • Having just been recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake, James Hoyt struck out two as part of a 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish off the Royals in an 8-3 victory. There was no save opportunity with the Angels building a big lead early in this one, but it was an encouraging first appearance back for the 34-year-old reliever. He has now yet to allow a run in three total appearances with the big league club this season.


  • After Jackson Kowar was blown out of the game in the first inning in a disappointing MLB debut, the Royals were forced to turn to their bullpen much earlier than they had hoped. Ervin Santana allowed three earned runs in four innings of work, before Wade Davis bounced back from a June 4th blowup with 2.1 scoreless innings. Greg Holland then gave up a run in his eighth inning, in an overall disappointing game for the Royals that felt like it was over before the end of the first.
  • After five solid innings from Ryan Weathers, the Padres bullpen was able to hold onto the lead and give Weathers the win, as they held the Cubs offense to a lone run over the final four frames of the game. Pierce Johnson gave up a solo shot to Ian Happ in the seventh, while Miguel DiazEmilio Pagán, and Mark Melancon each tossed a scoreless inning.



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Kyle Frank

Kyle studied finance and sport management at UMass Amherst, and he is a die hard Red Sox fan, despite both of his parents rooting for the Yankees. He can also be found writing about the NBA on Fantrax.

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