Articles by Daniel Brim

Daniel Brim grew up in the Los Angeles area and remains a Dodger fan despite currently residing in Salem, MA. As an engineer, he’s fascinated by the math and science behind the game of baseball, which probably explains a lot. He started “Blog To The Score” in late 2013 to dig deeper into the numbers behind the Dodgers. In its brief lifespan, it gained attention from local and national media. You can find him spending too much time in the comments section or on Twitter.


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Ben Rowen and the Unprecedented

Here we are, talking about a pitcher picked up on a minor league deal again. Ben Rowen has sparked some interest since it was announced that the Dodgers picked him up on a minor league deal. Rowen tops out in the lower 80s and has only two pitches, but he does this: That’s Mike Trout,…

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What is a Mike Bolsinger?

In November, the Dodgers traded for the little-known Mike Bolsinger as part of a flurry of minor moves. We noted it as inconsequential, especially since the Dodgers acquired him for cash considerations. That Bolsinger started the brawl with Erisbel Arruebarrena last year was probably the most interesting thing about him. He’s almost 27, was never really…

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A Note On Starting Pitcher Depth

The Dodgers will need starting pitchers beyond their current rotation of Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Hyun-jin Ryu, Brandon McCarthy, and Brett Anderson. All teams need more than that (there’s no such thing as a number five starter, as Baseball Prospectus likes to say) and the Dodgers have more health questions than most. Anderson hasn’t thrown more…

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2014 Dodgers In Review: SP/RP Kevin Correia

G IP K% BB% ERA FIP xFIP WAR MLB (LAD) 9 24.2 15.7% 7.0% 8.03 6.33 3.85 -0.7 What Happened In 2014: That could have gone better. When the Dodgers traded for Roberto Hernandez, Andrew Grant posted this tweet: Gonna go with "at least it's not Kevin Correia" on this one — Biden Eating Cream (@realandrewgrant)…

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2014 Dodgers In Review: RP Brandon League

G IP K% BB% ERA FIP xFIP WAR MLB 63 63.0 13.9% 9.9% 2.57 3.40 4.09 0.1 What Happened In 2014: Wasn’t worth his contract, but surprisingly useful (with a few issues). After 2013, Brandon League looked like a complete disaster. When he signed his contract, it was an accepted fact that it was too…

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Dodgers Designate Erisbel Arruebarrena For Assignment

Earlier today, in a surprising move, the Dodgers announced that they have designated Erisbel Arruebarrena for assignment in order to make room for the newly-acquired Brett Anderson. The four years and $16MM left on Arruebarrena’s contract, along with questionable offensive value (at best) made it seem like he was a bit of an immovable object,…

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2014 Dodgers In Review: SP Dan Haren

G IP K% BB% ERA FIP xFIP WAR MLB 32 186.0 18.7% 4.6% 4.02 4.09 3.70 1.0 What Happened In 2014: Strong start and finish sandwiched an extended period of extremely poor pitching When Dan Haren signed with the Dodgers last winter, I loved it. Haren had a strong second half after returning from injury in Washington,…

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2014 Dodgers In Review: SP Red Patterson

G IP K% BB% ERA FIP xFIP WAR MiLB (AAA) 29 121.1 19.4% 8.0% 5.79 5.47 n/a n/a MLB 1 4.2 5.3% 15.8% 1.93 4.63 5.96 0.0 What Happened In 2014: Threw one good-enough spot start before becoming yet another victim of Albuquerque. Come on, it’s Christmas, were you expecting a review of a meaningful player?…

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2014 Dodgers In Review: OF Carl Crawford

PA AVG OBP SLG wRC+ HR WAR MLB 370 .300 .339 .429 119 8 2.5 What Happened In 2014: After an extremely rough start, finished a successful season on a crazy hot streak. I don’t generally like to split the season up into months, because generally it does not help with evaluating player skill. However,…

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Let’s Get To Know Chris Hatcher

The headlines of last week’s Marlins-Dodgers-Angels swap aren’t focused on the bit players the Dodgers got back from the Marlins. The main focus on the trade is on Dee Gordon, Howie Kendrick, and Andrew Heaney, and understandably so. But, as we’ve seen in previous posts, the other players received from Miami are pretty interesting, too. So, let’s get…