The Angels placed reliever Archie Bradley on the 10-day injured list with a left abdominal strain, per Jeff Fletcher of the SoCal News Group (via Twitter). Elvis Peguero has been recalled to take his roster spot.
Bradley signed a one-year, $3.75MM contract to join the Angels bullpen this season. The 29-year-old is off to a rough start, yielding seven earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out seven over 8 2/3 innings. The Angels would be fair to expect quite a bit more from Bradley, who posted a 3.71 ERA/4.35 FIP over 51 frames last season for the Phillies.
Peguero, 25, has impressed in Triple-A this season with a 1.74 ERA in six appearances covering 10 1/3 innings with an impressive 13-to-3 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Peguero joined the Angels organization from the Yankees as part of the Andrew Heaney deal.
It’s why the signing of Tepera was so important. Going into the season with four or RPs you expect to be good is completely different than going into the year with four RPs you hope are good.
Perry did a really good job with this pen this year. Last year, not so much. I hope he continues the 2022 work in 2023.
No real loss. He’s been less than adequate this season.
He’s been a mixed bag. An important part of four of their wins and a big part of two of their losses.
Now this I can agree with. Not all runs given up in the pen are costly ones. Same with a 3 run bomb up 5 in the last inning. For the most part Bradley has held leads. So yes, good and bad.
It’s very possible that his poor performance so far was caused by the strain. Perhaps it wasn’t bad enough to completely stop him from pitching, but it was bad enough to affect his motion.
Look at Rendon last year v. this year. His oWAR this year (0.5) already matches his oWAR last season (0.6) despite so far only having 35% of the plate appearances he had last season (87 this year v. 249 last) and he looks like a completely different person on defense. It’s because of the hip problem last season affecting his range of motion which appears to have been corrected by his off season surgery.
Perhaps Bradley having a couple weeks on the IL will allow the strain to heal and to stop affecting his motion.
Weird how Bradley had a better ERA than FIP last year. While playing a lot of his games in a hitters park and always playing in front of a bad defense.
Yeah it’s super early and an extreme small sample size. I expect him to be at least as good as last year, and what u said. Now he pitches in a more pitcher friendly park.
His peripherals have been good thus far, therefore I expect him to right the ship when he gets back. Good FIP, Good control numbers, solid ground ball ratio, decent enough WHIP. A big issue he’s had is his 34% LOB ratio.
@Phillies2017 I agree. In spite of his high ERA, his WHIP has been decent. Even the HR he gave up was not a horrible pitch. It was up and in to Yordan Alvarez. Definitely not in Alverez’s happy zone. It was just Yordan’s night as he hit 2 borderline pitches out that night, one against Bradley and one against Lorenzen. At the end of the day, Bradley has an ERA of over 7, but the peripherals suggest he has been a bit unlucky.
For sure, Bradley will be fine. You mentioned Lorenzen. A sign that I like a lot, and most didn’t. I get that some were feeling, “another cheap sign SP”. No, he’s a legit middle SP. I dunno, like Perry, it was easy to see a break out with him starting games with his arsonal.