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Sep 30, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Carlos Frias (77) throws a pitch against the San Francisco Giants during the fifth inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Carlos Frias: C

Frias started 13 games for the Dodgers this year. I definitely did not remember this until writing this piece.

For the most part, Frias was OK. He gave up seven runs in his first four starts and threw six innings of one-run ball against the Giants. He gave up 10 runs in four innings against the Padres, which inflated his ERA, but he gave up three or fewer runs in 10 of his 13 starts. He came back from an injury in September and allowed a run in eight innings of relief.

He finished the season with 13 starts and 17 total appearances. In 77 2/3 innings, he put up a 4.06 ERA and 4.32 FIP, but his strikeouts were way down from last year (5.0/9, compared to 8.1/9 in 2014).

Overall, Frias was pretty forgettable. He’s still young and pre-arb, so he might be a decent bullpen piece and occasional spot starter.

Next: A Decent Trade Deadline Move

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