Josh Ravin saw time in the Dodgers bullpen for a third consecutive year, but was traded after the season ended.
What went right
Ravin struck out 26.8% of his batters faced in the majors in 2017, and with 19 strikeouts in his 16⅔ innings the right-hander was one of 14 different Dodgers pitchers to fan 10 or more batters per nine innings.
He held opposing batters to just 2-for-25 (.080) at Dodger Stadium, posting a 2.35 ERA at home.
With Triple-A Oklahoma City Ravin struck out 55 in his 35⅓ innings, posting a 4.33 ERA with two saves in his 30 games.
What went wrong
Ravin bookended his season on the major league disabled list, missing 33 games at the start of the season with a right groin strain and then spending the final 13 games of the year on the 60-day disabled list with a strained abdomen.
That last injury came after a pair of bad outings for Ravin, who allowed five runs in 1⅓ innings over his final two games of the season, seeing his ERA balloon from 4.11 to 6.48.
Ravin allowed half of his 10 inherited runners to score.
Stats: 6.48 ERA, 5.80 FIP in 14 games, 19 K, 9 BB in 16⅔ IP
Salary: $545,000, pro-rated for his time in the majors; roughly $271,000
Game of the year
Ravin pitched three scoreless innings against the Twins on July 25, retiring nine of his 10 batters faced while allowing only one walk and striking out one. He earned his first major league save in closing out the 6-2 win and was one of eight different Dodgers to record a save in 2017.
Ravin was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on Nov. 20, then traded later that night to the Braves. He remains on Atlanta’s 40-man roster.