June 13, 2021

Dodgers: 3 Things Caleb Ferguson Should Focus on in the Off-Season (Dodgers Nation)


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Caleb Ferguson entered the 2019 season with high expectations. After an impressive 2018 campaign mostly out of the bullpen, many were hoping he could take the next step as a bridge to closer Kenley Jansen. Unfortunately, that was not the case, as Caleb spent time in the minors and pitched in mostly mop-up innings.

  Caleb Ferguson (2019)
ERA 4.48
FIP 5.05
K% 26.5%
BB% 13.2%
fWAR -0.2

Despite this lackluster season, there is still plenty of evidence that Caleb is a very good reliever and can serve as a weapon out of the bullpen for the Dodgers in 2020. Let’s take a look at what went wrong and what needs to be fixed. 

 

Pitch Usage

Ferguson’s pitch usage was a mystery for fans last year. Firstly, he dumped his changeup entirely. This was a confounding decision, as the changeup operating as a third pitch helped him face batters more than…

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