Dodgers’ Bullpen Grades for the Month of May

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May 24, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; General overall view of Dodger Stadium during a MLB baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
May 24, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; General overall view of Dodger Stadium during a MLB baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /
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May 13, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Pedro Baez (52) delivers a pitch in the eighth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

Pedro Baez. A. . .

Baez has excelled this year so far and has been one of the brighter spots in the bullpen this season. In May, Baez pitched 13.1 innings and gave up two runs which raised his season average up to .119. Baez started the season on the disabled list but has since come back to help the team.

What has been most impressive about Baez season is his use in high leverage situations. Many fans were upset with the games that Baez blew last season, but he has more than pulled his weight coming out of the pen. Baez has mostly seen action during the seventh and eight innings of close games. The front office is showing tremendous trust in the 29-year-old, and he is not letting them down.

Baez has bee riding his fastball all season and has converted in the last four hold chances he has had. Overall for the month of May, Baez has been lights out and is looking like the best 7th inning man the team has.

Baez gets an A from me for the month of May, as he has been one of the key arms out of the pen.

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