JUNE DINGERS

It isn’t your imagination if you think this version of the Los Angeles Dodgers loves the month of June.  It was the same for this group in June of 2017 when they slugged fifty-three home runs. Of course, home runs aren’t the only offensive stat, and they actually had a better OPS in July while driving in forty runs less in five fewer games. Pass me the dingers and hold the OPS.

June 2017 Dodger Splits:

Split         GS   PA HR RBI  OPS  TB
April/March   26  985 28 101 .743 352
May           28 1079 34 151 .791 420
June          28 1097 53 146 .821 454
July          23  869 35 105 .840 374
August        27 1038 36 115 .733 368
Sept/Oct      30 1123 35 112 .710 394

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/11/2018.

2018 is not proving any different for this group. The two biggest changes from the June 2017 team and the 2018 team have been the additions of Max Muncy/Matt Kemp with the subtractions being Corey Seager.  That huge subtraction has not made a dent in the Dodgers June offensive production.  The Dodgers have already hit more home runs in June in nine games than they did the whole month of April. They are only five home runs back of the thirty-one total in the month of May. In nine games!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

June 2018 Dodger splits:

Split         GS   PA HR RBI  OPS  TB
April/March   28 1120 25 125 .723 394
May           28 1039 31 102 .690 353
June           9  355 26  67 .966 188

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/11/2018.

This is what the team did in June of 2017:

Name GS PA▼ HR RBI OPS
Justin Turner 17 79 5 13 1.211
Joc Pederson 15 69 6 13 1.149
Cody Bellinger 27 119 13 27 1.104
Corey Seager 21 94 5 15 0.99
Yasiel Puig 22 99 6 13 0.965
Austin Barnes 11 48 2 10 0.942
Enrique Hernandez 15 74 4 7 0.719
Chris Taylor 24 108 3 14 0.708
Chase Utley 18 82 2 7 0.694
Yasmani Grandal 19 85 5 7 0.674
Logan Forsythe 22 99 1 5 0.597

This is what the team is doing so far in June of 2018:

I’ve been calling this group of Dodgers the Fab Five (Muncy/Kemp/Puig/Joc/Cody) for good reason.

As you can see the Fab Five dominate the top five spots but Chris Taylor is making a push to call them the Sweet Six or Sexy Six.

Six full-time players with an OPS over .900 after nine games in June. No wonder it doesn’t matter who starts, the Dodgers have been pummeling their way to victory with seventy-two runs scored versus forty-seven runs allowed in just nine games giving them a 7 – 2 record for the month of June.

Name GS PA HR OPS
Joc Pederson 6 23 6 1.783
Max Muncy 8 36 5 1.491
Cody Bellinger 7 33 4 1.172
Yasiel Puig 8 33 2 1.143
Matt Kemp 9 39 3 0.988
Chris Taylor 8 40 1 0.956
Logan Forsythe 7 29 1 0.75
Austin Barnes 3 14 0 0.742
Yasmani Grandal 6 28 3 0.679
Breyvic Valera 2 16 0 0.661
Justin Turner 4 20 0 0.617
Enrique Hernandez 4 24 1 0.583
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