Five Los Angeles Dodgers hitters finished last season among the top 65 hitters on the Player Rater, but entering Thursday none hold that distinction. The Dodgers are struggling along in fourth place, but one key piece returned to the lineup Wednesday and contributed three hits in the win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, while another should be back next week. It is time to take a closer look at Dodgers hitters, for even without injured shortstop Corey Seager this can be a quality offense. In fact, one could argue it has been, and things will soon get a whole lot better. The Dodgers are tied for 12th in runs scored. They finished 2017 in the same spot.
2dJeff Borzello, John Gasaway and Myron Medcalf