Predicting the Dodgers’ bullpen hierarchy entering the 2024 season

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Dodgers' Promising Returnees

Veteran Joe Kelly had a brutal start in 2023 during his second season with the White Sox, but once he was acquired by the Dodgers in late July, he returned to his old dominant form. Kelly, who was recently re-signed by president Andrew Friedman, finished the year by only surrendering three runs in eleven appearances and quickly solidified himself as one of the more trusted relievers in the bullpen.

Like Kelly, former Red Sox Ryan Brasier was one of the best relievers in baseball after his signing in June by posting an 0.70 ERA (after having an ERA above 7.00 before his release from the Sox). Ryan Yarbrough will become a crucial piece to this team as he gives Dave Roberts the ability to use him for length in a blowout, as well as a starter option if needed.

Though he struggled during his time with LA last season, the lefty’s versatility and success in the past give the Dodgers hope that Yarbrough will be effective in his role.