4 relievers the Dodgers must trade for to solve bullpen woes

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Jose Cisnero

Jose Cisnero is far from being the household name that Chapman is in the baseball world, but he would arguably be an even better addition than the hard-throwing southpaw. Cisnero would not fill the need for a reliable left-handed reliever but he'd still serve as a trusted arm that would be better than some of the other right-handed options the Dodgers have.

Cisnero has quietly put together a very good stretch of baseball for the Detroit Tigers dating back to the 2022 season. In 48.2 combined innings over the last two years, the 34-year-old is sporting a 1.85 ERA and 1.36 WHIP.

While his ERA was under two last season, Cisnero did struggle with walking batters and that's something that he has improved this season. After walking an average of 6.8 batters for every nine innings pitched last season, Cisnero is walking just 3.8 batters for every nine innings. That's better than several of the options currently in the Dodgers' pen.

The advanced metrics support Cisnero as a solid right-handed option as well. According to Baseball Savant, Cisnero ranks in the 88th percentile in barrel percentage, 82nd percentile in average exit velocity, and 72nd percentile in hard-hit rate. Batters don't hit Cisnero around the park, thanks in large part to a solid fastball.

Cisnero ranks in the 87th percentile in fastball spin rate and that's an attribute the Dodgers have proven they can maximize in a reliever. With an expected batting average of just .095 against his heater, the Dodgers may end up overlooking some of Cisnero's flaws to instead maximize what he's been great at this season.