AdministratorFebruary 11, 2021 at 4:31 pm
Chaz Roe had a short stint in a short season. He pitched 9 innings before being shut down for the season with right arm discomfort. The x-rays showed no ligament damage but he needed rest and his season was over. The Rays removed him from the 40 man roster and he elected free agency instead of taking the minor league assignment. He’s expected to throw a bullpen session for teams soon as Players begin to show up for spring training next week. According to Juan Toribio, the Dodgers are expected to be one of those teams.
Chaz Roe is 34 years old but has had some success in the Major Leagues in 2018 and 2019 with the Rays. In his career, he’s averaging 10.1 strikeouts per 9 innings but also allowing over 4 walks per 9. His best pitch is well known, it’s his slider. He throws his slider almost 60% of the time and the last few seasons he’s gotten a whiff percentage of 30+ percent. Lots of swings and misses with the slider. In 2019 Chaz was elite at limiting exit velocity, hard hits, and missing barrels. He gets really good spin on his fastball and slider which allows him to miss bats. He’s been decent as a whole in his career.
The Dodgers have been looking for bullpen pieces almost all of free agency so trying to hit on someone who was previously injured makes sense. I think Chaz Roe would be a solid piece but not sure he’s necessary. A minor-league deal with an invite to Spring Training makes some sense. What are your guys’ thoughts?
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