Dodgers: An Early Look at Trade Deadline Reliever Trade Targets

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DETROIT, MI - APRIL 7: Shane Greene #61 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the ninth inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park on April 7, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit defeated Kansas City 3-1. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - APRIL 7: Shane Greene #61 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the ninth inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park on April 7, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit defeated Kansas City 3-1. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /
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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 01: Tayron Guerrero #56 of the Miami Marlins delivers a pitch in the ninth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Marlins Park on September 1, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Tayron Guerrero

The Marlins remain a team in rebuild mode but they still have an intriguing reliever target in Taron Guerrero.  Last year the Dodgers were linked to Drew Steckenrider and Adam Conley, but both relievers have seen regression since last year’s trade deadline.  Guerrero, on the other hand, has seen his stock rise.

Tayron Guerrero is a flame thrower who can hit 100 miles per hour on the radar gun with ease and his fastball is averaging 98.3 miles per hour this season.  In ten appearances, batters are hitting just .097 against Tayron with eleven strikeouts per nine innings.

While his control can still be spotty at times, Guerrero can be a lights out reliever when he is in control of the strike zone.  With four years of control left, Tayron won’t come cheap but he would give the Dodgers another flame thrower to pair with Joe Kelly.

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