August 4, 2021

How the Dodgers Can Fix Blake Treinen (Dodgers Nation)


On Sunday, the Dodgers officially announced the signing of reliever Blake Treinen to a one-year deal.

For those unfamiliar with Treinen, you surely heard his name at some point in 2018, when he posted arguably one of the best seasons for a reliever in baseball history. However, in 2019, he fell off a cliff.

  Treinen (2018) Treinen (2019)
K% 31.8% 22.2%
BB% 6.7% 13.9%
ERA 0.78 4.91
fWAR 3.6 -0.3

Clearly, the discrepancy between these two sets of numbers are staggering. Those who follow baseball closely are aware that relievers are volatile and their year-to-year value changes often, but rarely do we see a drop-off as large as this.

Of course, the Dodgers signed Treinen with the intent of getting the 2018 version, but what exactly went wrong last season and what do the Dodgers need to fix to allow Treinen to break out again

Let’s take a look.

Injuries

When looking at Treinen’s numbers last season it’s important to note he wasn’t quite pitching at full health. He battled a…

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