Relievers to Stream for Wins and Saves – 8/12

Which relievers might be in line to vulture a save or win today?

With the MLB season in full swing, some bullpen hierarchies are becoming a lot clearer, while others have fallen apart. Though some managers may keep fantasy owners guessing, it is important to at least have an idea of who has a chance at a save, and who is most likely not even going to appear in a game today. Don’t sleep on saves! In a shortened season, they all count that much more.

First, notes from last night and thoughts on today’s games:




  • With plenty of teams having Monday off, not many pitchers saw time in back-to-back days. In fact, only four relievers pitched on Monday and Tuesday this week: Aaron Loup of the Rays, Trevor May and Taylor Rogers of the Twins, and Drew Pomeranz of the Padres.



  • Logan Allen of the Cleveland Indians provided some stability for a shaky bullpen, going three innings pitched and allowing just one earned run.
  • Travis Lakin Sr. earned his first career save for the Baltimore Orioles in just five pitches and 0.1 IP.


  • Zack Britton earned his league-leading sixth save of the season for the Yankees, recording three outs on just six pitches, including a strikeout.
  • For the Washington NationalsDaniel Hudson recorded his third save on his fourth opportunity of the season.


  • Josh Hader finally got another save opportunity and closed the doors by striking out the side against the Twins for his third save of the season.
  • Daniel Bard slammed the doors on the Arizona Diamondbacks in his first opportunity of the season for the Rockies. He pitched just 0.1 IP and recorded a strikeout.



Bullpen Depth Charts


Green = closer is available/long reliever expected to pitch after starter
Yellow = closer pitched previous day/LR has chance to pitch after starter
Red = closer has pitched back to back days and likely has the day off
Featured image by Justin Paradis (@freshmeatcomm on Twitter)

Manuel Gomez

Before fully delving into the world of sports journalism, Manuel Gómez served as a Special Education Teacher for 7-years in the NYC. Shortly thereafter, he worked for FanSided’s flagship MLB site Call to the Pen as Contributor & Editor for two years. Currently, Manuel hosts his own podcast and is the Podcast Director and East Coast MLB Contributor for Our Esquina. His work as a Podcaster and writer has been featured on Bleacher Report.

3 responses to “Relievers to Stream for Wins and Saves – 8/12”

  1. Matt says:

    I don’t see Neris’s or Bass’s implosions mentioned and they’re both marked as “white” instead of “yellow”. Are you literally just looking at saves and not box scores?

  2. NotRyanPressly says:

    Ryan Pressly has thrown two nights in a row (poorly, I might add). Any thoughts on a save candidate?

    • NotRyanPressly says:

      O’s Sulser Givens and Castro were heavily used yesterday, Reds had Iglesias throw, Rosenthal threw a clean inning for the Royals, Rays had Anderson and every “other hold’s option” reliever throw, Bard got a 1 out save due to Jairo Diaz blowing up, Pomeranz is red even though he only threw one pitch, and Touki was not an “opener,” he is in the rotation now.
      I enjoy this new series and find it helpful, but please at least check the box scores.

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