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Dodgers New Reliever Brusdar Graterol Happy With His New Team

It’s easy to forget what a talented pitcher the Dodgers acquired in Brusdar Graterol, given that the Dodgers also acquired Mookie Betts. Graterol appears to be excited for his new change of scenery, as well.

Diplomatic And Yet Sincere

Obviously this is a common and gracious thing for a player to do when he is moved. Still, this is a really great tweet that is easily going to ingratiate Brusdar Graterol with the Dodger faithful. It is rather unique to see a player talk about being excited to greet many fans in Spring Training. This is a necessary part of the life for MLB players, but we often can take for granted that their graciousness in doing this should be appreciated.

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What Kind Of Stuff Does Graterol Have?

Heat, heat, and heat! Well sort of. Brusdar Graterol’s sinker is his bread and butter.

He throws it 49% of the time. His other most used pitch is his slider (30%) which is where the difference might be. He has a changeup and a four-seamer that are not used very much. His slider doesn’t have quite the lateral movement a slider should have yet. It tends to dip vertically. As a reliever, his nearly triple-digit sinker can be used quite liberally.

If the Dodgers coaching staff can find a way for Graterol’s slider to be more effective, he will be an absolutely lights out reliever.

More on Graterol’s arsenal coming up in an article on DodgersNation.com soon.

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Written by AJ Gonzalez

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