Texas Rangers: Assessing a potential Jose Leclerc trade

Sep 29, 2019; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers relief pitcher Jose Leclerc (25) in action during the game between the Rangers and the Yankees in the final home game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 29, 2019; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers relief pitcher Jose Leclerc (25) in action during the game between the Rangers and the Yankees in the final home game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /
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Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Raisel Iglesias (26) delivers in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Reds won 4-3.St Louis Cardinals At Cincinnati Reds Sept 1 /

All-Star level relievers

Diving into the comparison between Jose Leclerc and Raisel Iglesias, both put up very similar numbers during the 2018 season, the best statistical season for both.

Over the course of the 2018 season, Leclerc bested Iglesias in 9 out of the 10 major categories, including opponent’s batting average (.126/.200), strikeouts (85/80), K rate (38.3/ 27.8) and exit velocity (82.3/85.4).

Not to mention that Leclerc only allowed one homerun, eight doubles and 14 singles, compared to Iglesias who allowed 12 homers, nine doubles and 31 singles.

Leclerc also posted a 1.56 ERA over his 59 games, compared to Iglesias’ 2.38 ERA over 66 games.

When it comes to production, Leclerc can bring it with the best of the best, and he would provide an immediate upgrade to any and all contenders looking for bullpen help.

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