Drew Steckenrider moves to the top in Seattle

September 14, 2021

Miami Marlins – Dylan Floro collected his 11th save of the season on Monday night. We’re removing his asterisk as he’s been the clear top choice in this bullpen and should continue to be over the season’s final weeks.

Updated hierarchy: Floro | Bender | Bass.

Tampa Bay Rays – Nick Anderson finally made his first appearance of the season after being activated from the IL, pitching a scoreless inning in a loss to the Blue Jays. He was the Rays top reliever last season — during the regular season, anyway — so we’ll monitor to see if he works his way back in to the late inning mix. Knowing the Rays, he’ll get a chance at some point.

Hierarchy remains: *Kittredge | McHugh | Fairbanks.
* = closer-by-committee

Seattle Mariners – Drew Steckenrider picked up his 9th save on Monday, surpassing Paul Sewald’s total on the season. Steck has gotten four of the last six Seattle saves (Sewald and Diego Castillo have gotten one each), and while the others are likely still in the mix, we’re going to swap their positions in this committee for now.

Updated hierarchy: *Steckenrider | Sewald | Castillo.
* = closer-by-committee


1. Chris Stratton – David Bednar has been unavailable for a couple days for unclear reasons. We’ll monitor to see if this is worth an alert in the near future.
2. Bryan Shaw – The Indians and Twins have a doubleheader…
3. Dealer’s Choice (MIN) – …and the Twins bullpen is gassed after a long night last night.

1. Chad Green – If Aroldis Chapman goes tonight, it’s back to back and three of four.