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2013 Dodgers player profile: Ronald Belisario, the excused absence

Your next Dodger player profile, Ronald Belisario starts 2013 with a approved break in Spring training as he pitches for Team Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

Ronald Belisario had a solid 2012 season and with a new contract signed, he was ready to have another good spring training. This spring is unusual because he is going to be out of Glendale, AZ but this time with full Dodger permission as Ronald will pitch for Team Venezuela. Once Belisario returns, he will bring another arm to the bullpen.


Ronald Belisario has finished exactly 13 regular season games in each of the 3 seasons he has pitched as a the Dodger.

Contract Status

Belisario signed a one-year, $1.45M contract on January 18 to avoid arbitration and can earn an additional $50K if he has 70 games pitched.

Previous Player Profiles

2010: International man of mystery

2011: King of the restricted list

2012: Last chance


Year Age IP BB/9 K/9 ERA FIP
27 55.1 3.09 6.18 5.04 4.31
28 Did not pitch
2012 29 71 3.68 8.75 2.54 3.09
2013 Projections - Age 30 Season
Source IP BB/9 K/9 ERA FIP
Bill James 83 3.80 7.37 3.36 3.78
ZiPS 44⅔ 3.60 7.75 4.03 4.24
Pecota 57.1 3.2 7.7 3.44 -----

2013 Outlook

Bill James think Belisario is on track to have another sold year, I am going for 60 IP, 3.25 BB/9, 7.25 K/9, 22 holds and 3 saves.

Be sure to guess how you think Belisario will perform for the Dodgers in 2013. Include ERA and whatever else you wish to guess.