Chicago Cubs: Ryan Tepera has been near-unhittable for the White Sox
While the Cubs maybe sold relatively low on Ryan Tepera as he was coming off a shaky stretch, it’s hard to be upset that they turned him into a solid reliever and then got any sort of value for him.
Tepera was certainly no slouch in his time with the North Siders, working to a 2.97 FIP between the 2020 and 2021 campaigns, punching out more than 10 batters per nine in the process. You can’t ask for much more than what you got from the former 19th rounder this year given he’s making just $800,000, either.
Since joining the Cubs’ crosstown rivals, Tepera has turned into one of the best White Sox relievers as of late. The veteran right-hander is striking out almost 13 batters per nine innings, and has kept his walks and home runs to a minimum. This guy has been one of the best acquisitions of the entire deadline, and should be a pivotal part of their bullpen in October.