Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream – 8/31

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 an excellent 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


  • Eight teams had the day off Monday and will have fresh bullpens going into Tuesday. They are CLE, KC, CWS, OAK, NYM, MIA, PIT, and CHC.
  • The Marlins and Mets will resume a game from April 11th. They will then play a regularly scheduled game at 7:10 PM EST. Expect both teams to deplete bullpens.


Transaction and Injury Notes





Yesterday’s Performances


  • The story of Joe Barlow’s night began with a return from the IL and ended with him collecting a save. He only needed seven pitches to pick up his third of the season, but more importantly, the team used Spencer Patton in the eighth inning. This changing of the guard should open eyes for fantasy managers scraping saves, and you should be looking to add Barlow where available.
  • Alex Colomé gave up one hit before putting away the Detroit Tigers and solidifying his third save in four nights. While Colomé may not throw the cleanest of innings, you can’t help but overlook the production at the end of the day. However, the overworked closer is sure to need a night off, and the team might look to Tyler Duffey if a save opportunity is necessary.


  • Due to the recent struggles of Alex Reyes, the Cardinals elected to use Giovanny Gallegos to finish off their division rivals. Gallegos made quick work of the Reds and only needed 14 pitches, with 11 being strikes to pick up his third save on the season. He has been terrific as of late, and it wouldn’t be too overly surprising if the redbirds make a full-time switch at closer for the rest of the season.
  • Trent Thornton started the ninth inning by issuing a walk and giving up two singles. The Blue Jays had seen enough and called upon Jordan Romano to stop the bleeding. He quickly induced a flyout before getting Cedric Mullins to strike out, bringing Romano’s save total to 14.


  • The Yankees were dealt an unfamiliar loss at the hands of the Los Angeles Angels. And closer Raisel Iglesias looked dominant as he struck out two to notch his 28th save on the season. While his HR issues still lurk in the weeds, it’s hard to overlook the 89 Ks and 2.75 ERA of production.
  • After a Fernando Tatis Jr. double that scored Manny Machado, the stage was set for Mark Melancon to shut the door. The league-leader in saves did what he’s done all season and picked up three outs without allowing a run. This brings his season total to a staggering 35—six ahead of the next closest reliever. No complex analysis is needed here, just great baseball.


  • Back-to-back outings from Kenley Jansen gave him the night off, and the Dodgers turned to Blake Treinen to close down the game. After pitching in the eighth, LA tossed Treinen back out there to claim his fifth save of the season. He remains one of the best options for fantasy managers in SOLDS (Saves+Holds) leagues.
  • The Phillies are leaning heavily on their bullpen lately, and they elected to give José Alvarado a chance to close down the game. He returned the favor by picking up the save. However, it was a messy outing that started with a double and walk before shutting the door. The team has plenty of options, and it could be anyone’s guesses as to who closes moving forward.


  • Josh Hader looked terrific as usual, and the combo of Boxberger-Williams-Hader help solidify the win for Corbin Burnes. The trio of dynamic Brewer arms have all pitched back-to-back nights, and we could see Jake Cousins or Brent Suter in the ninth for tonight’s game.
  • Houston’s Ryne Stanek grabbed his 17th hold on the season with three strikeouts in the eighth inning. Quickly after that, Ryan Pressly notched his 22nd save and third in four nights. You know what this means; a night off for Pressly and a potential save chance for Kendall Graveman tonight, if necessary.


  • The Tampa Bay bullpen is finally getting healthy, and J.P. Feyereisen and Pete Fairbanks collected holds and combined to strike out five batters. While there is no rhyme or reason for how the Rays decide how to close out games, both pitchers are solid options to pick up holds and bolster your ratios.


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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.

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