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Dodgers Sign Pitcher Tyler Olson

Dodgers Sign Pitcher Tyler Olson

Name: Tyler Olson

Draft Year: 2013

Draft Round: 7th (Seattle)
2015 Club: Seattle Mariners

ETA: 2015

Age: 26

Tyler is the latest addition in the Dodgers off season efforts to add pitching depth in hopes of increased mound productivity in 2016. Tyler doesn't have an overpowering fastball, he depends more on a high spinrate curve. Having a crafty guy who sits below 90 might throw some batters off when facing a dominant high velocity staff.

2015 Stats

IP: 13.1

H: 18

BB: 11

SO: 8

WHIP: 2.10

Position: LHP

Height: 6-3

Weight: 195

Bats: R

Throws: L


FB: 88

CU: 75

SI: 89

CH: 82

Plus Pitch: Curve

Average Speed: 75.09 (MLB Average 78.07)

Perceived Speed: 72:67 (MLB Average 77:00)

Average Spin Rate: 2752 (MLB Average 2245)

Most effective pitch was FB

Ineffective pitch was CB


Varied CB break length

Dominant FB control

High FB swing/miss rate


Limited FB and CB velocity variance

Throws less strikes from stretch