Dylan Floro

© Sarah Morris, 2020

Right-handed Dylan Floro rebounded from a disappointing 2019 season to have an important role in the Los Angeles Dodger bullpen. While manager Dave Roberts seldom used Floro during the 2020 postseason, Floro had a critical role in his team’s world championship.

On July 4, 2018, the Dodgers acquired Floro from the Cincinnati Reds. Floro transformed a struggling Dodger bullpen into an excellent one. He does not have a 98+ miles-per-hour fastball, but he has a heavy sinker that produced many ground balls. The right-hander also has a good slider and curveball. While Floro had a marvelous 2018 season, he struggled in the 2019 season where he had injuries.

Floro relies on good control and tremendous movement on his pitches t be effective. In the abbreviated 2020 season, he performed well until the middle of September. He pitched 24.1 innings over 25 games with a 2.59 ERA. However, during the 2020 postseason, he struggled though his team won a world championship.

Dylan Floro probably will play an integral role in the Dodger bullpen in 2021 if the Dodgers do not trade him. Unless the Dodgers do not re-sign either Pedro Báez or Blake Treinen, Floro will play a crucial role.

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