Dodgers hitters blast off in March

With at least ten plate appearances, eleven players have an OPS+ > 300 as we enter April and three of them are Los Angeles Dodgers. 2018 MVP Christian Yelich continues to destroy the NL,  but right behind him is Austin Barnes and Joc Pederson. Two guys the Dodgers tried to replace this winter with Realmuto and Harper.

Cody Bellinger is currently tied with Yelich for the NL home run and RBI lead with four and eight respectively.  In a normal week, Joc or Bellinger would be vying for NL Player of the Week, but Yelich had an even better week so I expect the reigning MVP to get the nod.

Player             OPS+ PA  Tm HR RBI BB   BA  OBP   SLG   OPS  Pos
Christian Yelich    445 18 MIL  4   8  6 .500 .667 1.583 2.250  /*9
Austin Barnes       418 10 LAD  2   3  2 .625 .700 1.375 2.075 /*2H
Joc Pederson        339 21 LAD  3   5  4 .467 .619 1.133 1.752 /*7H
Tim Beckham         327 27 SEA  3   6  4 .435 .519  .913 1.432  /*6
Asdrubal Cabrera    323 13 TEX  2   5  1 .455 .462 1.091 1.552  /*5
Kolten Wong         322 15 STL  2   4  1 .571 .600 1.071 1.671  /*4
Maikel Franco       317 12 PHI  2   7  3 .444 .583 1.111 1.694  /*5
Rhys Hoskins        316 12 PHI  1   5  5 .333 .667 1.000 1.667  /*3
Bryce Harper        303 13 PHI  2   2  4 .333 .538 1.111 1.650  /*9
Cody Bellinger      303 21 LAD  4   8  1 .500 .524 1.100 1.624 /*93
Jose Abreu          301 13 CHW  2   4  2 .364 .462  .909 1.371 /*3D

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 4/1/2019.

Early season numbers are always fun, but you can’t deny the approach by Joc has simply been outstanding.

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