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Dodgers: Pitcher Alex Vesia Preparing for 2022 Season by Facing High Schoolers

Alex Vesia was a breakout star in the bullpen for the Dodgers last season. Armed with an elite fastball and electric mound presence, he quickly became a fan favorite at Dodger Stadium. As the season progressed, Vesia was entrusted with some of the biggest outs of the 2021 season and handled the leverage with the poise of a veteran.

Heading into 2022, the 25-year-old is expected to be the top left-handed option out of the bullpen for Dave Roberts. And, with that in mind, Vesia is putting in work on the mound ahead of spring training. On Wednesday, he posted video of himself throwing to a local high school baseball team.

As he shows, he’s already using all of his pitch mix and is throwing with conviction, even though it’s still only January. Pitchers and catchers should be reporting for spring training in just under one month but with the MLB lockout still in place and no signs of that changing rapidly, players will have to remain on hold as the league and MLBPA work out a new collective bargaining agreement.

But, as Vesia and others are showing on their social media feeds, they are still ramping up for a 2022 baseball season so hope springs eternal.

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Clint Pasillas

Clint Pasillas has been writing, blogging, and podcasting about the Los Angeles Dodgers since 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Bobby Miller, and any Dodgers of the future. Under Clint, Dodgers Nation has grown into one of the most read baseball sites in the world with millions of unique visitors per month. He's a golf enthusiast, an amateur wood worker, and a friend.

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  1. I think Caleb Ferguson could challenge Vesia for the top lefty out of the pen. Hopefully, he is able to bounce back from his injury.

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