Articles by Dustin Nosler

Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin’ Kinda Blue. He co-hosts a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called “Dugout Blues.” He does contracts and depth charts for FanGraphs and is a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in digital media. While at CSUS, he worked for the student-run newspaper The State Hornet for three years, culminating with a 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif., and has yet to be shot.


2016 Dodgers in Review: RP Yimi Garcia

IP K% BB% HR/9 ERA FIP xFIP WAR MLB (LA) 8.1 11.4 2.9 0.00 3.24 2.91 5.31 0.2 MiLB (3 levels) 7.1 34.4 10.3 3.68 7.36 not good N/A N/A What Happened in 2016: Began in the bullpen and was viewed as an important piece, but his season was cut short by multiple injuries. Yimi Garcia…


2016 Dodgers in Review: RP Casey Fien

IP K% BB% HR/9 ERA FIP xFIP WAR MLB (MIN/LA) 39.1 20.7 5.9 2.97 5.49 6.43 4.37 -0.6 What happened in 2016: Claimed off waivers from the Twins in May. Had a short, yet forgetful, stint with the Dodgers. Fungible middle relievers are a dime a dozen in baseball, and that’s exactly what Casey Fien was…


2016 Dodgers in Review: RP Josh Fields

IP K% BB% HR/9 ERA FIP xFIP WAR MLB (HOU/LA) 35 26.6 7.0 1.03 4.63 3.26 4.15 0.1 What Happened in 2016: The Dodgers acquired Fields at the Aug. 1 trade deadline, after which he showed glimpses of being a capable relief option. The Dodgers made three trades at the 2016 trade deadline, the last…


2016 Dodgers in Review: RP Jesse Chavez

IP K% BB% HR/9 ERA FIP xFIP WAR MLB (TOR/LA) 67 22.3 6.4 1.61 4.43 4.49 4.10 0.0 What Happened in 2016: Began the season in Toronto and was acquired at the trade deadline for Mike Bolsinger. When the Dodgers traded for Jesse Chavez at the trade deadline, I called it a “sneaky good deal.” I mean,…


2016 Dodgers in Review: IF Chris Taylor

PA AVG OBP SLG wRC+ HR WAR MiLB (Tacoma/OKC) 344 .322 .397 .474 128/165 3 N/A MLB (SEA/LA) 65 .213 .262 .361 63 1 -0.1 What Happened in 2016: Acquired from the Mariners in June for former 1st-round pick Zach Lee and spent most of his time with the OKC Dodgers. Chris Taylor had fallen a bit out…