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2014 Dodgers review: Daniel Coulombe

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Daniel Coulombe was picked by the Dodgers in the 25th round in 2012 out of Texas Tech, and in September became the third player from that draft to join Los Angeles.

What went right

Two years and three months after getting drafted, the left-hander got the call to the big leagues, and after just 18 relief appearances at Double-A.

In 49 games between Class-A Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Chattanooga, Coulombe struck out 92 in 65⅓ innings, striking out 33.7 percent of his batters faced, with 27 walks.

Between the minors and majors, Coulombe held left-handed batters to hitting just .217/.291/.283 with a 4.1 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

What went wrong

With the big club, Coulombe allowed both runners he inherited to score, both coming against the Rockies on Sept. 28, the final day of the regular season.

Coulombe allowed three runs of his own, two earned in his five games, totaling 4⅓ innings, with four strikeouts and two walks.

2014 particulars

Age: 24

Salary: $500,000; pro-rated for major league service time

Game of the year

Coulombe's major league debut, on Sept. 16 at Coors Field, he retired all three batters faced in a scoreless seventh inning, including a strikeout of Rafael Ynoa, his first batter faced.

Roster status

Coulombe has 13 days of major league service time, and all three option years remaining.