The Dodgers were considered the most feared team heading into the 2022 season. However, given the high turnover of the roster, it may not be surprising to see them drop out of the top five.
ESPN’s latest pre-spring training rankings feature the Dodgers as the sixth best lineup heading into 2023.
The Dodgers are right behind the Blue Jays, but two spots ahead of the Mets, who are expected to earn the highest salary in MLB history.
The Dodgers’ game was about signing patiently and risk-free deals, but with All-Stars Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman still leading, there’s no doubting their potential to be an elite team.
A lot of firepower has been lost and the Dodgers are unlikely to match their 111 wins from 2022, but they’re still a team to watch (via ESPN).
The Dodgers are projected to be the most patient team in the majors, once again overwhelming their opponents with their strike zone mass dominance and elite on-base percentage. However, this club looks a little less raw power than his team in the Dodgers past. Because he is projected to be 12th in isolated power and 15th in home run percentage.
The problem with the Dodgers in sixth place is that they are currently top heavy batting averages.
But the big difference with this lineup is that for the Dodgers, it lacks the usual depth of star power. A star level catcher. But the Dodgers have only three hitters projected to finish in the top 90th percentile or better in OPS+.
This list shouldn’t make sense for the Dodgers, as the most important thing is production during the regular season. However, this is something experts on the Dodgers’ offseason so far and fans who rely on their opinions can consider.