As everybody should know by now, Dodgers’ top prospect Walker Buehler has transitioned to the bullpen in an effort to join the team in Los Angeles for the end of the 2017 season and possibly the playoffs.
July 31st was Beholder’s last start as a member of the Oklahoma City Dodgers’ rotation. Since then, Buehler has made three appearances out of the bullpen for them.
His first relief appearance did not go well, allowing three runs in just 1.1 innings. His second appearance went much better, as he fired two scoreless innings from the pen; his first lockdown appearance as a member of the bullpen.
In his most recent appearance on August 13th, he fired two shutout innings, collecting five of his six outs via strikeout. He put on a display that really showed why he is known to be the top prospect in the Dodgers’ system.
— OKC Dodgers (@okc_dodgers) August 14, 2017
The Dodgers’ bullpen have lacked a lot of consistency as of late. Aside from Kenley Jansen and Brandon Morrow, others have become a little more worrisome out of the late inning relief roles. Buehler will be a real experiment and will only have a month to show whether or not he is worthy of being on the playoff roster. It will be something worth keeping a close eye on.