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2015 Dodgers review: Luis Avilan

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

A look back at the 2015 season of Luis Avilan, a long-term lefty added by the Dodgers in July.

What went right

Opposing batters hit just .224/.292/.362 against Avilan with Los Angeles, and walked none of his 28 left-handed batters faced.

Avilan struck out 27.3 percent of his batters faced after joining the Dodgers.

The left-hander stranded 18 of 21 inherited runners, and at 0.7 runs was fourth on the Dodgers' staff in win probability added, behind Zack Greinke, Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen.

Avilan retired all four batters faced in the Division Series against the Mets, including two strikeouts.

What went wrong

Avilan had a 5.17 ERA.

Despite his .208 on-base percentage allowed to left-handed batters, Avilan allowed two home runs and a .464 slugging percentage to lefties.

2015 particulars

Age: 25

Stats: 23 games with Los Angeles; 5.17 ERA, 3.64 FIP, 18 K, 5 BB, 15... IP, -0.2 rWAR, 0.1 fWAR

Salary: $530,000, of which the Dodgers were responsible for roughly $194,000.

Game of the year

On Aug. 26 in Cincinnati, Avilan entered with a three-run lead and two runners on base with two outs in the eighth inning to face left-handed batter Jay Bruce, one day after entering the eighth inning with a four-run lead and the bases loaded with two outs to face Bruce. Avilan struck out Bruce both times.

Roster status

Avilan has three years, 77 days of service time and is eligible for salary arbitration for the first time. He has one option year remaining.