5. Brad Brach, Orioles, RP
One MLB executive reportedly told Fan Rag Sports’ Jon Heyman that Brad Brach‘s”stuff” was a little down, and that led the veteran baseball scribe to write Bach may be better suited to set up on a contender.
Brach’s currently sporting an ERA north of 5.00, but he’s been better in May, with a 2.70 ERA and six strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings.
For the season though, left-handed hitting has been crushing Brach with opponents batting .357 against him, compared to the .235 average posted by right-handers.
The 25-year-old right-hander is a former All-Star (2016), who has experience pitching in the postseason.
Adding arms to the bullpen should be of particular interest to the front office considering how poorly the unit has performed in the early going.
Adding Brach wouldn’t be the same as adding an elite arm, as was the case with Andrew Miller in 2016, but he would make the group better overall.