Dodgers select right-hander Evan Phillips to bolster bullpen

Dodgers select right hander Evan Phillips to bolster bullpen

As the disabled list hits, the Dodgers Andrew Friedman’s not giving up. Each low hit received in response to a new hire.

Players usually arrive who like magic take a second wind and perform at a level that no one expected. There is Phil Bickford and the woefully injured Jimmy Nelson. And that’s the path Cole Hamels and Danny Duffy hope to travel.

But in the midst of a crisis that has the team practically throwing back-to-back bullpen games, reinforcing this area is a priority.

Today the Dodgers Angels selected the 27-year-old pitcher from the Tampa Rays waiver list Evan Phillips. In the 2021 MLB season Evan has only one outing, excellent by the way, against the Minnesota Twins on August 13. In which it was also his first major league save Phillips he only allowed one touchdown in three innings pitched.

Evan Phillips he uses three pitches at work, four-seam fastball over 96 mph and slider over 85/86 mph, and gear change. In 49 games launched in four seasons, the most interesting thing is the 52% of the connections that it allows between ground balls or flies with little force (pop ups), while it allows only 6.6% of barrels (hits with more than 95 mph and angle of exit conducive to doing offensive damage)

Phillips He will surely be joining a bullpen that will need all the help possible down the stretch, since the team right now only has 2 and a half starting pitchers (David Price).