Oakland A’s closer Lou Trivino could provide the Colorado Rockies with some bullpen help
Lou Trivino has been in the Oakland A’s bullpen for the last four seasons and he has been good for them and the Colorado Rockies are in desperate need of some bullpen help.
Trivino, 30, appeared in 71 games for the A’s in 2021 and he had a 3.18 ERA (129 ERA+). He had a 3.78 FIP, a 1.249 WHIP, and he recorded 22 saves for the A’s in his first season on the job.
In 2020, he made 20 appearances and had a 3.86 ERA (110 ERA+). He had a FIP of 3.92, a WHIP of 1.114, and he struck out 10 batters per nine innings. He was not good in 2019 (5.25 ERA in 61 appearances) but was good in his rookie campaign of 2018 as he had a 2.92 ERA in 69 appearances.
The problem with Trivino is that his walk rate is a bit high for a reliever, as he has walked 4.1 batters per nine innings in his career. However, his groundball rate since 2019 is slightly above league average at 45.8 percent. That rate would make him the Rockies reliever with the highest groundball percentage.
Unlike the other pitchers mentioned, Trivino is only entering the first year of arbitration so he has some more control, which could make his asking price fairly high. He is slated to make about $3 million in arbitration.
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