Caleb Paul Ferguson
- Bats Right, Throws Left
- Height 6' 3", Weight 215 lb.
- High School West Jefferson (OH) High School
- Debut June 6, 2018
Pitcher Caleb Ferguson has pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2018 and 2019. After having strong minor league records in 2016, 2017 and early 2018, he came up to the majors in June of 2018, to a team (the Dodgers) that was playing .500 ball at the time but would reach the 2018 World Series. He appeared in 29 games in the regular season, and several in the post-season, but did not appear in the World Series.
Ferguson was drafted by the Dodgers in the 38th round in the 2014 amateur draft. He had just undergone Tommy John surgery and most teams shied away from him, in spite of his having been a good prospect before the injury.
Ferguson made his major league debut on June 6, 2018, making a one-off start against the Pittsburgh Pirates. With his parents in the stands at PNC Park, it was not a storybook outing, as he started off by hitting Josh Harrison with a pitch, on his way to issuing 3 walks and plunking 2 batters in just 1 2/3 innings, while also allowing 2 hits, resulting in 4 runs. The Dodgers managed to come back before losing the game, 11-8, but he was not involved in the decision.
After eventually having a good 2018 season - he went 7-2, 3.49 with 2 saves in 29 games -, Ferguson made the team in 2019, but struggled in the early going. He was sent down to the minors after 17 major league appearances with his ERA at 5.40.