ESPN: What are #37, #38 and #44?

By: coachemup!



 

37. Is this the year for Clayton Kershaw? 

He's not exactly washed up, people. He went 16-5 with a 3.03 ERA and held batters to a .222 average. Yes, the trends are going in the wrong direction -- three straight years with a higher ERA and declining strikeout-to-walk ratio -- but he's still very, very good, and aside from your own team, there's nobody you'd like to see win a World Series ring more than Kershaw (unless you're a Giants fan). 

38. Justin Turner's final year in L.A.? 

Turner is in the final year of his contract with the Dodgers, and in his six seasons with them, they've won six division titles. How good has he been? Among players with at least 2,000 plate appearances since 2014, he ranks tied for 11th in OPS+ -- tied with Donaldson and Yelich. In many ways, he has been the heart and soul of the Dodgers, a player who turned himself from a utility infielder into an outstanding player.

44. Young Dodgers starters

Walker Buehler (25), Julio Urias (23), Dustin May (22) and Tony Gonsolin (26) will back up Kershaw and Price. And yes, that's a disgusting amount of starting pitching talent.

 

 

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