Jose Leclerc – Texas Rangers
With the Texas Rangers looking to build themselves back into contention, the Dodgers could take away one of Chris Woodward’s weapons if they deal for Jose Leclerc. The Dodgers were linked to Leclerc at the trade deadline this season and he is another top-tier reliever who could give the Dodgers a dynamite duo at the end of their postseason games.
While the cost would be somewhat high for Jose Leclerc he would not command as many top prospects as Edwin Diaz would. If the Dodgers were to acquire Leclerc they would have him under control for four more seasons through the 2022 season. Like Diaz, Jose Leclerc will be just 25 years old next season so he could be in the Dodger bullpen for many years to come.
This season, Leclerc was lights out pitching to a 1.56 ERA and 0.85 WHIP. He held left-handed hitters to a .114 average and right-handed batters to a 1.32 ERA so he is equally impressive against both sides. Leclerc is one of the more realistic trade upgrades given his cost and the fact that his team is trying to rebuild.