Los Angeles Dodgers Starting Lineup 2/18/19 Dodgers Lineup

92-71, 1st in NL West

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at BOS

12:09 am GMT, 11/1

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The Dodgers offseason trade of Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp isn’t necessarily a loss, as they have tons of outfield depth, and players that can play the outfield despite being listed as infielders. Joc Pederson and Christ Taylor will be everyday outfielders, and younger prospect Alex Verdugo should also see regular playing time now. The Dodgers didn’t have Corey Seager in the lineup last season, and while Manny Machado is likely leaving, he isn’t leaving a hole to fill either. Seager and Turner both make way in the top of the lineup and on the right side of the infield. Yasmani Grandal leaving will give Austin Barnes some more playing time, but will still likely be a platoon bat. Max Muncy was a major power bat last year, and will likely hit fifth behind Cody Bellinger. These two are bringing the pop in the middle of the order, both projected to hit over 30 HR.

Updated: 9:00 am GMT, 10/29

Starting Lineup

C. Kershaw , (L), SP
1. D. Freese , (R), 1B
2. J. Turner , (R), 3B
3. K. Hernandez , (R), CF
4. M. Machado , (R), SS
5. M. Muncy , (L), 2B
6. Y. Puig , (R), RF
7. C. Taylor , (R), LF
8. A. Barnes , (R), C
9. C. Kershaw , (L), SP
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) 97 26 9-5 161.1 650 139 55 49 17 29 155 0.27% 0.06% 1.04 0.276
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
1B David Freese D. Freese (R) 79 1 113 312 83 58 12 2 11 51 38 0 0 0.296 0.359 0.47 0.83
3B Justin Turner J. Turner (R) 92 2 103 426 114 68 31 1 14 52 62 2 1 0.312 0.406 0.52 0.924
CF Kike Hernandez K. Hernandez (R) 73 3 145 458 103 62 17 3 21 52 67 3 0 0.256 0.336 0.47 0.806
SS Manny Machado M. Machado (R) 95 4 162 709 188 113 35 3 37 107 84 14 2 0.297 0.367 0.54 0.905
2B Max Muncy M. Muncy (L) 76 5 137 481 104 50 17 2 35 79 75 3 0 0.263 0.391 0.58 0.973
RF Yasiel Puig Y. Puig (R) 91 6 126 444 108 63 21 1 23 63 60 15 5 0.267 0.327 0.49 0.821
LF Chris Taylor C. Taylor (R) 80 7 155 604 136 76 35 8 17 63 85 9 6 0.254 0.331 0.44 0.775
C Austin Barnes A. Barnes (R) 80 8 100 237 41 32 5 0 4 14 32 4 3 0.205 0.329 0.29 0.619
SP Clayton Kershaw C. Kershaw (L) 97 9 27 53 11 9 2 0 0 7 1 0 0 0.239 0.34 0.28 0.623

2018 Recent Dodgers Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10/29 vs BOS L 1-5 Clayton Kershaw C. Kershaw (L), 7 IP, 5 SO, 4 ER, L David Freese D. Freese Justin Turner J. Turner Kike Hernandez K. Hernandez Manny Machado M. Machado Max Muncy M. Muncy Yasiel Puig Y. Puig Chris Taylor C. Taylor Austin Barnes A. Barnes Clayton Kershaw C. Kershaw
10/28 vs BOS L 6-9 Rich Hill R. Hill (L), 6.1 IP, 7 SO, 1 ER, ND David Freese D. Freese Max Muncy M. Muncy Justin Turner J. Turner Manny Machado M. Machado Cody Bellinger C. Bellinger Yasiel Puig Y. Puig Chris Taylor C. Taylor Austin Barnes A. Barnes Rich Hill R. Hill
10/27 vs BOS W 3-2 Walker Buehler W. Buehler (R), 7 IP, 7 SO, 0 ER, ND Joc Pederson J. Pederson Justin Turner J. Turner Max Muncy M. Muncy Manny Machado M. Machado Cody Bellinger C. Bellinger Yasiel Puig Y. Puig Yasmani Grandal Y. Grandal Chris Taylor C. Taylor Walker Buehler W. Buehler
10/25 @ BOS L 2-4 Hyun-Jin Ryu H. Ryu (L), 4.2 IP, 5 SO, 4 ER, L Brian Dozier B. Dozier Justin Turner J. Turner David Freese D. Freese Manny Machado M. Machado Chris Taylor C. Taylor Matt Kemp M. Kemp Kike Hernandez K. Hernandez Yasiel Puig Y. Puig Austin Barnes A. Barnes
10/24 @ BOS L 4-8 Clayton Kershaw C. Kershaw (L), 4 IP, 5 SO, 5 ER, L Brian Dozier B. Dozier Justin Turner J. Turner David Freese D. Freese Manny Machado M. Machado Chris Taylor C. Taylor Matt Kemp M. Kemp Kike Hernandez K. Hernandez Yasiel Puig Y. Puig Austin Barnes A. Barnes
10/21 @ MIL W 5-1 Walker Buehler W. Buehler (R), 4.2 IP, 7 SO, 1 ER, ND Joc Pederson J. Pederson Max Muncy M. Muncy Justin Turner J. Turner Manny Machado M. Machado Cody Bellinger C. Bellinger Yasiel Puig Y. Puig Chris Taylor C. Taylor Austin Barnes A. Barnes Walker Buehler W. Buehler
10/20 @ MIL L 2-7 Hyun-Jin Ryu H. Ryu (L), 3 IP, 3 SO, 5 ER, L David Freese D. Freese Max Muncy M. Muncy Justin Turner J. Turner Manny Machado M. Machado Cody Bellinger C. Bellinger Chris Taylor C. Taylor Yasiel Puig Y. Puig Austin Barnes A. Barnes Hyun-Jin Ryu H. Ryu
10/17 vs MIL W 5-2 Clayton Kershaw C. Kershaw (L), 7 IP, 9 SO, 1 ER, W Cody Bellinger C. Bellinger Justin Turner J. Turner David Freese D. Freese Manny Machado M. Machado Max Muncy M. Muncy Chris Taylor C. Taylor Kike Hernandez K. Hernandez Austin Barnes A. Barnes Clayton Kershaw C. Kershaw
10/17 vs MIL W 2-1 Rich Hill R. Hill (L), 5 IP, 6 SO, 1 ER, ND Chris Taylor C. Taylor Justin Turner J. Turner David Freese D. Freese Manny Machado M. Machado Brian Dozier B. Dozier Kike Hernandez K. Hernandez Yasiel Puig Y. Puig Austin Barnes A. Barnes Rich Hill R. Hill
10/15 vs MIL L 0-4 Walker Buehler W. Buehler (R), 7 IP, 8 SO, 4 ER, L Joc Pederson J. Pederson Max Muncy M. Muncy Justin Turner J. Turner Manny Machado M. Machado Cody Bellinger C. Bellinger Yasiel Puig Y. Puig Yasmani Grandal Y. Grandal Kike Hernandez K. Hernandez Walker Buehler W. Buehler

2019 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.