Dodger bench providing relief

When the season started Chris Taylor found himself in AAA. As did Cody Bellinger, Brett Eibner, Rob Segedin, and Trayce Thompson.

Enrique Hernández, Chase Utley, Franklin Gutierrez, Scott Van Slyke, and Austin Barnes were the bench.

As the team makes a move in May even with all the injuries, Chris Taylor/Chase Utley have been the starting 2nd baseman. Cody Bellinger has been the starting LF or 1st baseman. Enrique Hernández has now played everywhere but catcher and second base. Austin Barnes is making it easy for Grandal to get regular rest.  Franklin Gutierrez is doing what was expected, hit left handed pitching when he’s not on the DL.

Brett Eibner is going to ride the Oklahoma train a few times this summer but when he has gotten the call he has provided the power we heard about.

The only disappointments so far from the bench belonged to Scott Van Slyke and Trayce Thompson which is why they are now in AAA.

Rob Segedin barely got dressed as a Dodger before getting hurt. Bad timing for Rob as multiple players in front of him who play his position have gotten hurt but he has been unable to capitalize on what could have been some nice playing time because of his own injury. First it was a 1st baseman in Adrian who hit the DL. Followed by the LF Toles who hit the DL. Finally a 3rd baseman Justin Turner went down. Those were the three positions that Segedin can play.  Timing

Let’s try this exercise.  Adrian is back. Logan will be back next week. Let’s say Justin Turner is back in two to three weeks.

How will the roster look at that point:

1st – Adrian
2nd – Logan Forsythe
SS – Cory Seager
3rd – Justin Turner
C – Grandal / Barnes
RF – Puig
CF – Joc Pederson
LF – Cody Bellinger
Bench –  Chase Utley, Hernández, Taylor, Gutierrez

Leaving Eibner, SVS, Thompson, Segedin in AAA

Does that sound about right?

Pos                       Name PA  R 2B 3B HR RBI BB   BA  OBP  SLG   OPS OPS+
2B                Chris Taylor 93 16  5  0  5  16 15 .346 .452 .603 1.054  181
UT             Cody Bellinger* 96 19  5  1  8  23 10 .291 .365 .651 1.016  166
UT           Enrique Hernandez 87 12 11  1  2  12  9 .237 .314 .487  .801  112
IF                Chase Utley* 87 10  3  2  0   8 11 .216 .314 .311  .625   70
C                Austin Barnes 56 11  6  1  1   6  8 .250 .357 .479  .836  123
UT    Scott Van Slyke (40-man) 47  6  1  0  2   3  6 .122 .234 .293  .527   41
LF          Franklin Gutierrez 36  6  3  0  1   3  3 .273 .333 .455  .788  110
OF                Brett Eibner 15  3  0  0  2   4  1 .308 .400 .769 1.169  205
OF    Trayce Thompson (40-man)  8  0  0  0  0   0  0 .000 .000 .000  .000 -100
1B     Rob Segedin (10-day dl)  4  1  0  0  0   0  0 .250 .250 .250  .500   36

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/20/2017.

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