Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Welcome to the Blue, Zac Rosscup!

More relief pitching depth is never a bad thing.

Earlier today we got word that the Dodgers had claimed another pitcher - this time from the Colorado Rockies. His name is Zac Rosscup and he's a lefty. You can also follow him on twitter here: @zrosscup. To create room on their 40-man roster the Dodgers DFA's left-handed pitcher Edward Paredes. Per a Dodger press release:
Rosscup, 30, has made 10 relief appearances with Colorado’s Triple-A Albuquerque, giving up just one earned run over 8.1 innings (1.08 ERA) and limiting the opposition to a .133 average. The Oregon native was originally selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, and was acquired by the Cubs in 2011 before being traded to the Rockies in 2017. Over the course of his career, the southpaw has a 3-1 record, 5.30 ERA (32 ER/54.1 IP), 1.55 WHIP in 71 career big league games over five seasons. He has limited left-handed batters to a .136 batting average (12-for-88), the third-lowest batting average vs. left-handers among active pitchers (min. 100 batters faced). Rosscup started the season on the 60-day disabled list with a blister on the left middle finger and has yet to play in the Majors this season.
BTW, current Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman was GM in Tampa Bay when Rosscup was originally drafted by them in 2009, so it's likely he knows a lot about him. Additionally, Bill Plunkett has added more information, via twitter:
In honor of his recent addition to the club I made the above fantasy Baseball card of him.

* Please follow on twitter @ernestreyes *
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