Chris Taylor’s Future

 

The latest utility man to come out of LA after players like Skip Schumacher, Alex Guerrero and even Kike Hernandez, Chris might just be the best of the lot and by a long way.

Coming off a somewhat shaky start to his 2017 season, Taylor had made 2 errors in his first 5 games and was fielding only .895. To go with this, Chris had only hits in 6 games out of 10 for April with concerns over his skill.

May has been different to say the least.

The right-hander is 7-for-11 in just 6 games with a homerun and 7 RBI to go with it. If not for Cody Bellinger’s NL Player of the Week Award, it most likely would have been Chris. He has hit 3 homeruns to start the year and two of them are also grand slams, he is a bit of a machine. In fact he’s started one game this year with a below .300 batting average.

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Cody Bellinger Up, Scott Van Slyke Down

In the latest of the Dodgers’ front office moves, Franklin Gutierrez was reinstated off the ten day DL and everyone expected the rookie Bellinger to be sent back down to grow and play every day in the minors.

However, the man they did send down instead was Scott Van Slyke. The utility man in the outfield is only batting .129 this year with a .250 OBP. To put this in perspective, 9 pitchers are hitting better than him, albeit with only just over 10 at bats.

For the Dodger fan base though this move has been a long time coming and while Scott has always bounced up and down between AAA and the Majors in his career it feels this one is the last move for him.

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