Welcome back to the latest edition of our Reliever Ranks series! 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 looking to stream saves or wins. This series runs seven days a week, so check in every morning to get your daily bullpen fix!
Transaction and Schedule Notes
- All 30 teams were in action on Tuesday with two extra innings affairs (MIA/STL & SFG/CIN)—which included the continuation of yesterday’s suspended game.
- There were a massive eight save opportunities defended last night.
- The Diamondbacks placed Andrew Chafin on the paternity list.
- Cionel Pérez was activated from the 15-Day IL by the Orioles.
SFG 4 – CIN 2
SFG 11 – CIN 10
- We start with the rare double save! Camilo Doval pulled double duty yesterday securing a save in the continuation of the suspended game and then hitting the repeat button to do it again a few hours later during the regularly scheduled program. Having logged four saves in the last five days (!), Doval now leads the MLB in shutting the door in the ninth with 30.
MIL 3 – PHI 4
- Craig Kimbrel made quick work of the Brew Crew to secure his 17th save of the season. Kimbrel continues to silence doubters and demonstrate that there’s still plenty left in his 35-year-old tank. His 38.2% is K-rate much more comparable to his heyday of dominance than the 27.7% K-rate he accumulated for the Dodgers last season. While time is undefeated, it’s looking more and more likely that Kimbrel is earning himself a multi-year payday in the off-season to close out his career.
CHW 10 – NYM 11
- David Robertson danced around two walks and a one-run single from Andrew Benintendi to escape with the save. Robertson continues to be receiving two-thirds of the save chances for the Mets bullpen ceding the remaining third to Adam Ottavino. Between the co-closers, they have only blown four save opportunities so far—but it feels like it’s been a bumpier ride.
ARI 16 – ATL 13
SV: Kevin Ginkel (1)
- In an absolute slugfest—in an evening jam-packed with slugfests—an early-season favorite for Diamondback saves finally secured his first closed door of the year. Kevin Ginkel got the opportunity in the wake of Scott McGough’s recent struggles and Andrew Chafin hitting the paternity list. I wouldn’t bank on Ginkel getting too many more save opportunities, Chafin and Miguel Castro are the better speculative adds.
TBR 3 – TEX 5
- In the six innings pitched since joining the Rangers, Aroldis Chapman has been absolutely dominant. Boasting a 55% K-rate, no walks, a save, and a win. But, wait? Doesn’t that blurb up above say Will Smith recorded the save? Aye, he did, he did. But we have to recognize that Will Smith is on the thinnest of ice with a resurgent Chapman throwing gas on a competitive team. I would absolutely scoop Chapman if he was available in Saves leagues banking on the transition.
Best of the Rest
- A.J. Puk caught the loss after issuing a walk and serving upon a walk-off homer to Nolan Arenado. Puk is officially *on the hot seat* after allowing 8 ERs in his last 4.2 IP. Meanwhile, Tanner Scott has put up 37.7% K-rate along with a 35% CSW. If you have an open roster spot, definitely worth a spec add for future saves.
- Justin Lawrence picked up his sixth save for the Rockies. The late-inning order went Johnson-Bard-Lawrence and I can see that continuing for when Colorado finds themselves winning the occasional game.
- Continuing the theme of rare save chances, Trevor May picked up his seventh save for the Athletics. Happy to see success befall Oakland, but rostering May is a ride to skip.
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