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  • Dodgers trade for former Brewers closer Corey Knebel

     konu updated 3 years, 2 months ago 1 Member · 1 Post
  • konu

    December 3, 2020 at 9:15 am

    Last night the Dodgers made a trade for Corey Knebel in exchange for a player to be named later or Cash Considerations. Last year Corey was coming back from Tommy John Surgery which kept him out of the whole 2019 season. Knebel is a 4seam/knucklecurve combo pitcher. His 4 seam rises, which differs from other bullpen options as they are 2 seam/sinker kind of pitchers. Corey did struggle quite a bit last year having an ERA of 6+. When he’s going well he throws that rising 4 seamer at 97-98 MPH last year he was around 94. However, his velocity did get better as the year went along. In September his average velocity was 95.5 so maybe he was starting to regain his velocity a bit. While his ERA was over 6 for the season it was over 8 going into September where his ERA for the month was 2. Still had an issue with walks but was better as far as strikeouts as well. The best thing about Knebel is in his postseason career he’s got an ERA of 0.90 and hitters had a batting average of 0.69 against him. So if he’s starting to get back healthy and back to his regular self the Dodgers and Andrew Friedman have yet again got a high upside piece for relatively nothing.

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