What Should the Dodgers’ Bullpen Look Like?

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5. Mike Bolsinger– (as a starter)  1.236 WHIP,  8.0 H/9,  0.3 HR/9,  3.1 BB/9,  7.9 K/9

Bolsinger was arguably the biggest surprise of the season for the Dodgers, posting a 2.83 ERA (2.87 FIP) in 16 starts before being sent down after the Dodgers retooled their rotation at the all-star break. Bolsinger has made one relief appearance in AAA since being sent down, and struck out five batters in 3 2/3 perfect innings. Bolsinger had pretty drastic splits the deeper he went into games. The first time through the order, Bolsinger allowed four runs and 33 hits in 144 plate appearances. Second time through the order, he allowed 10 runs and 27 hits in 139 plate appearances. Third time through, batter hit .275 against Bolsinger and he gave up 14 runs and 19 hits in 81 plate appearances. His stuff could play well out of the bullpen where he would only have to face batters once or twice in a game.

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