Welcome to the Bullpen! It’ll get better folks, the Diamondbacks are trying.
One quick fact about this bullpen, not one person who started the season in the bullpen is still in the MLB bullpen. This showcases how many injuries or performance issues the Diamondbacks have gone through.
- Matt Peacock: Mr. Peacock has been our steady arm. He has made spot starts, thrown crucial innings, and given us badly needed length out the bullpen. He’s started 7 games and finished 9 games highlighting his Peacockian versatility. It’s not been pretty but we should be thankful for all he’s done. In 71.2 IP’s, he has a 4-6 record with a 5.27 ERA, 22 walks, and 44 K’s. Not bad for a rookie.
- Brett De Geus: Added from a waiver claim off the Texas Rangers, this is Brett’s rookie year in the MLB. He’s struggled in high-intensity moments but has generally been steady. He’s given the Dbacks some big innings lately. He played in 14 games with the team so far. He has thrown12 IP’s, and a 2-0 record with a 3.00 ERA, and 4 walks to 9 K’s.
- Tyler Clippard: The veteran righty who is in his 2nd tour of Diamondbacks duty. He only recently came back from a shoulder injury he suffered in Spring Training. He has been badly needed for the late innings of a game. He’s appeared in 5 games and has a stat-line of 6IP’s, 1 Save, 0.00 ERA, 1 walk, and 4 K’s.
- Jake Faria: He signed with the Diamondbacks earlier this year. He used to be a highly rated prospect that is still finding his MLB footing. He has a great ability to strike out hitters. However, his command is not always there every appearance. He’s been versatile for the Diamondbacks as he’s started 3 games and finished 2. In his 11 appearances this year, his stat-line is 0-0, 5.14 ERA, 21 IP’s, 7 walks, and 22 K’s. He has had some bad luck this year, here’s hoping it changes.
- Ryan Buchter: He’s a veteran lefty who has pitched many big innings in his career. This is his first year with the Diamondbacks. He’s had an up-down year both with the MLB level and his performance. He can be a strikeout lefty machine when he’s on. His stat-line this year in his 18 appearances are an 0-2 record in 16.1 IP’s with a 6.61 ERA, and 13 walks to 16 K’s.
- J.B. Bukauskas: In his rookie year, this hard throwing right-hander has a ton of potential. Originally acquired in the Zack Greinke trade, he has displayed a lot of talent this year. Of course, he’s also displayed a lot of correctable rookie issues. He has top-tier closer talent and it’s just a matter of getting it all working together. Fun fact about him, he has been close friends with Zac Gallen since college. J.B.’s stat-line in 20 games this year is 2-2, 8.27 ERA, 16.1 IP’s, and 7 walks to 13 K’s.
The Bullpen will get better, we have some young guys who are still figuring it out. It’s been a rough year but next year will be better!