Bullpen Chart

Below, you’ll find bullpen charts for each team. Bullpens are a messy business to track, but the purpose here is to highlight each team’s closer(s) and setup men. Middle and long relief pitchers will not be listed. You can more or less expect the chart to read left-to-right in order of importance, but again, it can be a fluid situation day-to-day, week-to-week (looking at you, Tampa Bay Rays!). So, not only are we highlighting saves options, we’ve got you saves+holds folks covered, too!

For stats/rankings/projections, see all the fun links below.

Please note: For injuries, I will only be listing lengthier ones. Quick stints on the COVID-IL, bereavement leave, etc. will be ignored.


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*** denotes temporary committee situation 

AL West  
Closer Setup Setup Injured
Angels Jimmy Herget Ryan Tepera

Jose Quijada

Aaron Loup
Astros Ryan Pressly Rafael Montero

Hector Neris

Ryne Stanek

Will Smith

Athletics Domingo Acevedo A.J. Puk Joel Payamps Deolis Guerra

Dany Jimenez

Zach Jackson

Sam Moll

Mariners Paul Sewald Andres Munoz

Erik Swanson

Diego Castillo Casey Sadler
Rangers Jose Leclerc Jonathan Hernandez Matt Moore

Joe Barlow

 

AL Central  
Closer Setup Setup Injured
Guardians Emmanuel Clase Trevor Stephan Bryan Shaw

Eli Morgan

Royals Scott Barlow Dylan Coleman Jose Cuas Josh Staumont
Tigers Gregory Soto Andrew Chafin Alex Lange

Jose Cisnero

Twins Jorge Lopez

Jhoan Duran

Michael Fulmer Griffin Jax

Caleb Thielbar

Jorge Alcala
White Sox Liam Hendriks Kendall Graveman

Aaron Bummer

Joe Kelly

Jake Diekman

Garrett Crochet

 

AL East  
Closer Setup Setup Injured
Blue Jays Jordan Romano Anthony Bass

Yimi Garcia

Tim Mayza

Adam Cimber

Orioles Felix Bautista Dillon Tate Cionel Perez

Joey Krehbiel

Rays Pete Fairbanks Jason Adam

Brooks Raley

Colin Poche

Shawn Armstrong

J.T. Chargois

Andrew Kittredge 

J.P. Feyereisen

Ryan Thompson

Jalen Beeks

Red Sox John Schreiber

Matt Barnes

Matt Strahm

Ryan Brasier Zack Kelly Tanner Houck

Garrett Whitlock

Yankees Clay Holmes

Scott Effross

Jonathan Loaisiga

Aroldis Chapman

Lou Trevino Chad Green

Michael King

Wandy Peralta

 

NL West  
Closer Setup Setup Injured
Diamondbacks Reyes Moronta 

Mark Melancon

Joe Mantiply

Ian Kennedy

Caleb Smith
Dodgers Craig Kimbrel*** Evan Phillips

Brusdar Graterol

Alex Vesia Blake Treinen

Daniel Hudson

Yency Almonte

Giants Camilo Doval Scott Alexander Tyler Rogers
Padres Josh Hader Luis Garcia

Nick Martinez

Robert Suarez

Adrian Morejon

Pierce Johnson

Drew Pomeranz
Rockies Daniel Bard Carlos Estevez

Alex Colome

Justin Lawrence

Dinelson Lamet

Tyler Kinley

Lucas Gilbreath

 

NL Central  
Closer Setup Setup Injured
Brewers Devin Williams Taylor Rogers Brad Boxberger

Matt Bush

Trevor Gott
Cardinals  

Ryan Helsley

 

Giovanny Gallegos Andre Pallante

Chris Stratton

Alex Reyes

Jordan Hicks

Cubs Brandon Hughes Mark Leiter Jr.

Rowan Wick

Michael Rucker Codi Heuer

Brad Wieck

Pirates David Bednar Duane Underwood

Wil Crowe

Manny Banuelos

Chase De Jong

Yerry De Los Santos
Reds Alexis Diaz

Hunter Strickland

Joel Kuhnel

Buck Farmer

Reiver Sanmartin Lucas Sims

Tony Santillan

 

NL East  
Closer Setup Setup Injured
Braves Kenley Jansen Raisel Iglesias

A.J. Minter

 

Collin McHugh

 

Kirby Yates

Luke Jackson

Marlins  

Dylan Floro

 

Steven Okert Cole Sulser

Tanner Scott

Anthony Bender
Mets Edwin Diaz Seth Lugo

Adam Ottavino

Trevor May Mychal Givens 
Nationals Kyle Finnegan Carl Edwards Jr.

Steve Cishek

Hunter Harvey Tanner Rainey

Sean Doolittle

Victor Arano

Phillies David Robertson

Seranthony Dominguez

Jose Alvarado

Andrew Bellatti

Connor Brogdon

Sam Coonrod

Corey Knebel

Brad Hand

 

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Harley Earl
Harley Earl
9 months ago

Reyes is being stretched out as a starter, to take Carlos Martinez’ spot in the rotation. I suppose it’s possible they leave him in a setup role, which would probably be their wisest decision. But Mozeliak has publicly stated their intentions to put him in the rotation.

AdamH
AdamH
9 months ago

Do you really see Puk filling a legit role this year? Deciding whether to keep him or not in an 18 team dynasty league.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts!

Fearless Raccoon
Fearless Raccoon
10 months ago

Oh! Forgot I have Ken Giles $10 on my roster as well! So that’s FIVE “sort-of” closers. Yeah, bullpen pain indeed.

Fearless Raccoon
Fearless Raccoon
Reply to  JKJ
10 months ago

Thanks very much, JKJ!

I totally agree about Giles, and that Barlow and Rogers are the best bets – it makes me feel better to get some confirmation from you, so thank you!

I do worry about Rogers being a FA after this year and may well be trade bait at some point, I’d guess. And MIN seems to like a committee. But Rogers is pretty damn good while it lasts, certainly worth $6.

Barlow does seem like a decent bet to keep his job, and the Royals are up and coming.

Soto is on another team whose mgr doesn’t seem to have an exclusive closer. His poor command scares me, and he has Fulmer and Lange breathing down his neck. But he’s cheap at $7, so IF I keep 3, he’d be the third.

Sewald was insanely great last year.10W, 10SV, 104K, 3.06/1.02!! But he’s also got terrific competition between Castillo, Steckenrider, Giles and Andres Munoz, and Sewald came out of nowhere – was he a flash in the pan? So yeah, I’ll toss him back and hope to get him again for $5 or so.

Fearless Raccoon
Fearless Raccoon
10 months ago

I’m in an AL-only keeper leagues, and I have too many keepers. If I can only keep 2 or 3 of these four, which ones would you suggest?

Taylor Rogers $6
Gregory Soto $7
Scott Barlow $10
Paul Sewald $10

Thank you for your thoughts!

sideshow
sideshow
10 months ago

If healthy Ken Gils does not close?

sideshow
sideshow
Reply to  sideshow
10 months ago

I see your reply below. Thanks

Grey
Admin
Reply to  sideshow
10 months ago

I’d guess Ken Giles does close…JKJ what is the meaning of this?!

Grey
Admin
Reply to  JKJ
10 months ago

put on your big boy pants and do some big boy ranks! (I really think Giles is in the lead if he’s healthy, which he should be, but just my two cents)

Joe Buckyourself
Joe Buckyourself
10 months ago

Thanks JKJ!

Jolt In Flow
Jolt In Flow
10 months ago

JKJ! Loving your first baseball post for 2022, for the newly flavored site. This is something that will likely make or break my teams this year.

Looking forward to all the help you, Grey, and the whole gang will be providing me this year.

Jolt

Grey
Admin
10 months ago

It’s weird how happy it makes me to see this, knowing each of these guys will cause me so much agony

Laura Holt
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Ha, I was thinking the same thing! Great write up JKJ — this really does make me smile at the promise ahead, and want to cry at my future suffering at the same time. After swearing I wouldn’t touch the Reds or Orioles bullpens this year under any circumstances, I already have shares of both Sims and Sulser and it’s still the middle of January, sigh… they were both so good over the last month of the season that I couldn’t resist. And don’t get me started about the aneurysm I feel like I’m going to have when I try to figure out who’s gonna end up closing in SD…

Sport
Sport
10 months ago

Love the chart. I look forward to referring to it often. Obviously, Kimbrell getting traded and Kenley signing will change things.

Do you anticipate Ian Kennedy being a relevant name for Saves/holds? I have him in a saves+holds dynasty. Names like Wick, Sims, Neris, Fairbanks, and Giles are available. Any of those jump out as 25 plus saves/holds and good K rate?

Sport
Sport
Reply to  JKJ
10 months ago

Big help! Thank you so much.

I had thought Sims might be a cool late round add in redrafts considering his 14.6 K/9 and 3.01 fip. Hope they let him take the roll and he stays healthy!