Dodgers: Assessing the Team’s Left-Handed Pitching Depth
Scott Alexander does not really require much mention here as he is the only player on this list with a guaranteed role in the Dodgers’ bullpen as a left-handed specialist.
Alexander picked up the slack left by Cingrani in 2018 and, so long as Cingrani is hurt in 2019, the trend should not change.
To the naked eye, Alexander was nothing special in 2018 and his effectiveness came into question on multiple occasions but never more than when he was sent down.
In 2018, Alexander had a 3.68 ERA in 73 games. But, he also had a 108 ERA+ suggested the lefty was actually an above average reliever despite some discouraging numbers.
Take away all the stats and just leave the games played there and Alexander was one of the team’s most valuable assets. He played in 73 games while spending almost a week in Triple-A. The guy was a workhorse.
If 2018 can be any replication of what he did in 2017 with the Royals, the Dodgers will have a seriously dominant trio of lefties in Alexander, Urias and Ferguson.