Grandal and Joc

As the Dodgers wind down September baseball, two huge reasons for optimism this October are the play of Grandal and Pederson. Last year the Dodgers were pretty much on the same pace but the team had two black holes in the lineup every time Grandal and Pederson were in it.

Not this year, they are weapons, and they are loaded:

Yaz Grandal | 2015 Aug | 2016 Aug | 2015/Sept | 2016/Sept
wRC+ | 54|155 | 22|128
OPS | 0.521|0.945 | 0.364|0.857
PA | 68|91 | 86|68
HomeRuns | 1|6 | 1|6
RBI | 5|12 | 3|16
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Joc Pederson | 2015/Aug | 2016/Aug | 2015/Sept | 2016/Sept
wRC+ | 101|109 | 82|210
OPS | 0.644|0.748 | 0.637|1.18
PA | 74|94 | 91|62
HomeRuns | 2|2 | 3|6
RBI | 4|10 | 7|10

 

With the Nationals only having Gio Gonzalez to change the lineup around, and the Cubs only having Jon Lester, one has to think that if Grandal and Joc can continue their excellent seasons into October the Dodgers will have a very long and strong lineup.

You couldn’t say that last October.

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