Atlanta Braves shopping not buying as waiver trade deadline looms
By Fred Owens
Sam Dyson – Giants
In 2016 Sam Dyson threw 70 1/3 innings in 73 appearances pitching to a 2.43 ERA and 1.22 WHIP for Texas. He became their closer on May 11 and finished the year with 38 saves, three blown saves, and three wins.
Dyson’s not a high strikeout pitcher averaging just over 7 K/9 IP. He relies on weak contact, a 60% groundball rate and solid defense to do the job. The 2017 Rangers weren’t great defensively and Dyson had an awful start to the season. Texas put him on waivers and eventually traded him to the Giants.
This season Dyson’s back to his old self for the Giants, appearing in 61 games throwing 58 2/3 innings with a 2.76 ERA, 1.040 WHIP, 3.43 SIERA and a 58.5% GB rate. He’s also picked up three saves as the Giants pieced together their bullpen.
Dyson has two years of team control via arbitration remaining and boasts a little bit of postseason experience having pitched well for Texas in the 2015 and 2016.