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2015 Dodgers review: Josh Ravin

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In his 10th professional season, the hard-throwing Josh Ravin finally made his major league debut in 2015, and did so with his hometown Dodgers.

What went right

Ravin, a Chatsworth High School grad who lives in Tarzana, got his first call to the majors at midseason, moved to tears upon donning a Dodgers uniform for the first time in a major league game, in June.

The right-hander averaged 97.74 mph on his four-seam fastball per Brooks Baseball, and among the 735 pitchers to throw a pitch in 2015 Ravin ranked 15th in average fastball velocity per FanGraphs.

Ravin made his major league debut on June 2 in Colorado, in the second game of a doubleheader. He struck out his only batter faced, DJ LeMahieu, and picked up the win.

Ravin struck out 12 batters in 9⅓ innings, and his 25.5-percent strikeout rate was well above the National League average of 20.7 percent.

What went wrong

In those 9⅓ innings, Ravin also allowed three home runs, and surrendered seven runs and 13 hits for a 6.75 ERA and 6.35 FIP.

It was just 47 plate appearances, but opposing batters in the majors hit .310/.383/.524 against him.

Ravin also didn't pitch after July 30, and underwent sports hernia surgery on Sept. 9. That injury did get Ravin a September call-up with a trip to the 60-day disabled list to create roster space, earning an additional 34 days of major league service time and roughly $92,530, so it wasn't all bad.

2015 particulars

Age: 27

Stats: 2-1, 6.75 ERA, 6.35 FIP, 12 K, 4 BB in 9⅓ IP, -0.2 rWAR, -0.2 fWAR

Salary: pro-rated share of MLB minimum of $507,500, roughly $155,000.

Game of the year

Ravin pitched two scoreless innings in San Diego on June 14, allowing one single while striking out three in the 10th and 11th innings, earning his second win.

Roster status

Ravin has 59 days of major league service time and one option year remaining, having used options in 2013 and 2015.