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#41
(2017-08-10, 03:11 PM)Canuxxx Wrote: How deep is LA's lineup? Yasiel Puig is their 8th place hitter. LOL. He's a middle of the lineup type bat.


so is Pederson...so is Bellinger...so is Seager...so is Turner...so is Taylor...


lineup full if "middle of the order" bats..someone gets bumped down.
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#42
Pederson is probably having the most disappointing season of any Dodger regular (not counting guys that aren't healthy). A .226/.343/.440 line isn't terrible but that's after accounting for how he occasionally sits against lefties. He's pretty much a strong side platoon unless he figures out the southpaws. 130 wRC+ vs RHP... 68 wRC+ vs LHP for his career.

This is part of the reason why Taylor has been so valuable. He can play CF adequately when Joc sits and LF well above average as a regular. Not to mention his natural infield positions.

The next most underrated Dodger is probably Austin Barnes. He's great behind the plate, has hit for a 146 wRC+ and has the 2nd highest walk rate behind Forsythe. In just 166 plate appearances he's racked up 1.7 WAR. Dude is a legit starting catcher anywhere else. You could even make the case he should eat into Grandal's playing time.
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#43
I remember Chris Taylor when he played for the Mariners. He couldn't hit when he played there. Now all of a sudden he's a hitting machine.

Who did the Mariners got for Chris Taylor anyway?
                   
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#44
Pitcher Zach Lee, currently stinking it up in the minors lol.
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(2017-08-10, 03:29 PM)Chris D Wrote:
(2017-08-10, 03:11 PM)Canuxxx Wrote: How deep is LA's lineup? Yasiel Puig is their 8th place hitter. LOL. He's a middle of the lineup type bat.


so is Pederson...so is Bellinger...so is Seager...so is Turner...so is Taylor...


lineup full if "middle of the order" bats..someone gets bumped down.

They'll wind up having "middle of the order" guys on the bench. In a pinch-hitting role.

Shocked

Holy Sh!t.

These Dodgers are good. Scary good. I would not mind seeing them go all the way this year.
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#46
Here's something else to ponder...the Dodgers are so far ahead in the NL West standings right now that they can actually take their time now with Clayton Kershaw, who's on the shelf right now but should be back soon, hopefully. They don't need Kershaw to rush back too soon & risk re-aggravating his sore back. As long as they continue at their current pace they can afford to let Kershaw take some extra rest until they know for certain he's ready to return to the rotation. For now, Yu Darvish - who has won both of his 1st 2 starts since they acquired him on July 31st & has looked every bit as formidable on the mound as they hoped - can assume the role as their ace of the staff.
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#47
Alex Wood looks like he's running out of gas which makes the Darvish addition even more important. It's impossible to say how Wood will perform in two months and it wouldn't surprise me at all if he hit the DL at some point simply to rest for a few weeks.
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