Trending Down: Mauricio Llovera, RHP, Clearwater
Llovera isn’t a household name in the Phillies’ farm system, but he’s had some decent numbers in the last few years.
The highest his ERA has been for a full season before this year was 3.35. This year his ERA is 4.35 in 14 starts and one relief appearance. He has a 2-7 record and has struggled of late.
In his last ten games, Llovera is 0-5 with a 5.62 ERA in 49.2 innings of work. He’s only pitched into the sixth inning three times in that stretch and has two starts that ended after three and two-thirds innings. He has to find a way to get deeper into his starts.
He likely won’t be part of a Machado trade, but he is the type of player the Orioles might take a flyer on. He’s had good numbers before and this is his first season being a full-time starting pitcher.