Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream — 7/18

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


  • Detroit and Minnesota completed a double-header yesterday. In both of those games, the Detroit SP failed to go much past the third inning. However, they were seven-inning affairs, so the bullpen is still somewhat intact.
  • Two games went into extra innings, but neither went too deep. The Brewers finished off the Reds in the 11th inning, and the Phillies/Marlins game was suspended after 10 innings due to inclement weather.


  • An incident outside of Nationals Park caused all sorts of commotion, and the game was suspended in the 6th inning. Both teams had removed the SPs, and bullpens had just started getting work.
  •  Weather played a massive role in the Yankees/Red Sox game as they were forced to stop after six innings. Again, both starters showcased strong outings, and bullpens were barely utilized.


  • Every team in MLB is slated to play today. Included in that, Miami/Philadelphia and San Diego/Washington will be resuming their suspended games from last night.


Transaction and Injury Notes






Yesterday’s Performances


  • To close out the game, Cleveland turned the ball over to James Karinchak, not Emmanual Clase. While the duo has been workhorses for Cleveland, the latest struggles by Clase pushed him out of favoritism for this save opportunity. The save ended up being Karinchak’s tenth of the season, even though he struggled a bit.
  • In the first game of the double-header, Gregory Soto slammed the door in the seventh inning. Five sinkers and a slider were all it took as the Twins made a quick three-outs to help Soto lock down his eighth save of the season. However, the closer situation remains a committee between Soto and Josè Cisnero.


  • In the top of the ninth, the Cubs threw a three spot on the board, which triggered Craig Kimbrel to make his way to the mound. After a leadoff walk to David Peralta, Kimbrel recorded his 21st save by striking out a pair and causing Kole Calhoun to fly out.  After another strong outing, Kimbrel drops his ERA to a measly 0.53, and the question remains, will the Cubs be shopping him near the trade deadline?
  • Edwin Díaz failed to record his 20th save of the season as he gave up his only fly ball on the night to Jacob Stallings. However, the unfortunate part for Díaz was the fly ball travel only 346 feet and still found its way over the fences. To make matters worse, the bases were packed with Pirates, and the 9-7 score signifies a third blown save for Diaz.


  • Josh Hader worked a fairly clean ninth inning by walking and striking out one. The scoreless inning of work helped push the Brewers into extra innings where they eventually won by a score of 7-4. Also, this was a good sign for fantasy managers as Hader had been scuffling a bit leading into the ASB. With Devin Williams on the IL, the Brewers won’t be giving anyone else a chance to close down games besides Hader.
  • Alex Reyes shut down the Giants in a 3-1 nailbiter in St Louis. The outing was fairly typical for Reyes as he closed down the ninth by walking a batter, allowing a hit, and striking out one. Yes, always a fun roller coaster ride with Reyes. Nevertheless, the save was his 21st save and moves him into a four-way tie for third in MLB.


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Dave Swan

Dave Swan is an avid Chicago Cubs fan that enjoys all aspects of fantasy baseball-especially DFS. He would trade his right arm for a GIF library of Greg Maddux pitches. Swan's baseball thoughts are available at @davithius.

4 responses to “Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream — 7/18”

  1. Jayson says:

    Should we start to worry about Edwin Diaz?
    Since the crackdown he has been a disaster. He now carries an ERA of 4.17 and WHIP of 1.23. Over the last 30 days, he has carried an ERA of 8.38 and WHIP of 1.86.

    • Dave Swan says:

      The crackdown came on June 21st. Since that day, Diaz has five saves and last night was the only HR allowed in that timeframe. Also, the high ERA suggests a bit of misfortune because the FIP is 4.25 and SIERA is 3.89.

      I’ll agree, his last two outings have not been sub-optimal. However, he remains a full-time closer on a first place team. Not to mention, Diaz is a K-machine.

      I am remaining patient and riding the Diaz Rollercoaster. There will be bumps along the way but the entire ride is worth the price of admission.

      • Jayson says:

        After last night, are you still confident about that? It really looks like Diaz has a serious issue against certain batters since the crackdown. And he looks like such bumps won’t be worth the price of admission. Especially since the Mets are still waiting to see in Diaz what they paid for.

        • Dave Swan says:

          I’d say I’m still confident in Edwin Diaz. It’s not like any other bullpen arm is marginally better.

          Unless the Mets make a trade for a bullpen arm, they’ll ride the rollercoaster. However, I could see them giving him a week off from save chances like the Yankees did with Aroldis.

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