Los Angeles Dodgers Starting Lineup 7/4/20 Dodgers Lineup

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The second most wins in all of baseball is a feel-good story. However, the Los Angeles Dodgers, for all their acquisitions and big paydays, have to be labeled a disappointment. The reason is a single world title from a team that was often dubbed the best in baseball. The new season begins with even larger expectations. LA has as strong an offensive lineup as any team in baseball save the Yankees. The Dodgers acquired a superstar to improve their defense and hit leadoff. One of the brightest young stars in baseball will fall into the second spot and man second base.

The order finishes with punch all the way through the seventh hitter. Ironically, the seventh batter projected in this year's Dodger batting order may be the most intriguing. Los Angeles will have a healthy ace back at the top of the rotation, plus they hauled in another lefthander with ace-type potential. In the middle of these two veterans is possibly the best young pitcher in baseball. LA will be tracking towards 100 wins again. The question may only be how long it will take them to get there. The talent is there, but will the Dodgers be able finally to realize their potential?

Dodgers Starting Lineup

C. Kershaw , (L), SP
1. M. Muncy , (L), 1B
2. G. Lux , (L), 2B
3. J. Turner , (R), 3B
4. W. Smith , (R), C
5. C. Bellinger , (L), CF
6. K. Jansen , (S), CL
7. A. Pollock , (R), LF
8. M. Betts , (R), RF
9. C. Seager , (L), SS
Pos Pitcher
SP Clayton Kershaw C. Kershaw (L)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Clayton Kershaw C. Kershaw (L)
95
0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00 0
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
1B Max Muncy M. Muncy (L)
84
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
2B Gavin Lux G. Lux (L)
66
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
3B Justin Turner J. Turner (R)
90
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
C Will Smith W. Smith (R)
72
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
CF Cody Bellinger C. Bellinger (L)
98
5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
CL Kenley Jansen K. Jansen (S)
94
6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
LF A.J. Pollock A. Pollock (R)
73
7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
RF Mookie Betts M. Betts (R)
96
8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
SS Corey Seager C. Seager (L)
88
9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A

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2020 Los Angeles Dodgers Pitching Analysis

The Dodgers finished with the second best ERA last season, and has had a plus rotation for quite some time. Los Angeles will go into 2019 with everyone healthy, but there will be no more Alex Wood within the rotation. The Dodgers shipped him out to Cincinnati. The Dodgers won’t miss a beat, as they have Julio Urias and Hyun-Jin Ryu as two lefty options that will likely split the innings given up. Urias is a talented left-hander who missed most of 2018 with an injury. Urias has a big career ahead of him, and 2019 should be where we start to look at his career. Ryu was very successful in 2018, boasting a 1.97 ERA and averaged a strikeout per inning. They are going to have some depth for the rotation, which is big with Rich Hill and Clayton Kershaw hitting the DL more often the last two seasons. They also have Ross Stripling, who started about half the season. He ended up with a 27% strikeout rate and 2.99 xFIP. He will likely head back to a bullpen role, but he is just another piece that adds to guys who can fill-in or injured starters.

Walker Buehler really broke out after blowing through the Minor Leagues. Buehler has a blazing fastball, and it set up some strong off-speed stuff. Buehler had a 2.62 ERA and 151 strikeouts in 125 innings. Being a younger arm, the Dodgers will likely keep him fresh, so expect some of the younger arms to cut into each other’s workload a bit. This might just be a theme for all arms. Kershaw has been trending downwards with his velocity and the back is also something to note. Hill has always had blister issues, and of course he is 39 years old. We are in the midst of watching the Dodgers rotation transition into the new young ace pitchers. Kershaw and Hill are still a strong duo, but we will need to keep an eye on their concerning trends. Overall their 2018 stats, both finished with above average strikeout stuff, and a strong ERA. Los Angeles should continue to boast one of the best rotations in baseball.