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Dodgers News: Ryan Pepiot Shares First ‘Wow’ Moment as a Big Leaguer

Dodgers pitcher Ryan Pepiot debuted for LA last year, pitching in nine games (seven starts) and posting a 3.47 ERA in 36.1 innings. He battled some command and consistency issues, especially with his changeup, but overall it was a solid debut for one of the top pitching prospects in the Los Angeles system.

Pepiot recently joined Dodgers Nation and talked with our Doug McKain about the big “holy crap” moment during his debut last May that made him realize he was really in the big leagues.

“That moment was probably when I walked out of the tunnel to go out and warm up. Like I walked out of the tunnel, walked through the dugout and like saw my family right down the line waiting for me to get warmed up, so that was probably the moment.”

The right-handed Pepiot, who turned 25 last last season, figures to get some more opportunities at the big-league level this season, although the “when” and “how” are yet to be determined. LA has a solid starting rotation, but there are definitely some health and durability questions among the starting five, so guys like Pepiot, Michael Grove, and top prospects Bobby Miller and Gavin Stone will need to be ready as the season goes on.

For Pepiot, having that first taste of the big leagues will hopefully help him settle in and contribute more in 2023. Pepiot walked 27 batters in 36.1 innings last year, something he’ll definitely look to improve on so he can get deeper in games and give his team a chance to win.

But he’s a big-leaguer, and no one can ever take away those first moments and memories.

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Jeff Snider

Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. During his previous career as an executive at a technology company, he began writing about baseball in his spare time. After leaving corporate America in 2014, he started doing it professionally. Jeff wrote and edited for Baseball Essential for years before joining Dodgers Nation. He's also the co-host of the Locked On Dodgers podcast, a daily podcast that brings the smart fan's perspective on our Boys in Blue. Jeff has a degree in English from Brigham Young University. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw's homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.

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