Dodgers’ 7 Disappointing Outcomes from Spring Training

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Oct 10, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier (16) on the field during batting practice before game two of the NLDS against the New York Mets at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 10, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier (16) on the field during batting practice before game two of the NLDS against the New York Mets at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /
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Oct 10, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier (16) on the field during batting practice before game two of the NLDS against the New York Mets at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /

The Dodgers have had an interesting Spring Training, to say the least. Too many players are already hurt or not showing much potential for the 2017 season.

Spring Training is all about getting into a rhythm and fine-tuning the rusty parts of your game. You have multiple breakout stars every year which you get excited and very hyped for but you have the opposite of that as well: Players disappointing and showing possible signs of regression due to poor play or injuries.

However, keep in mind that it is only Spring Training and nothing more. It is just a preseason so not too much stock should be put into the performances, good or bad. Even the great Clayton Kershaw has had his own disappointing preseasons. In 2013 he had a 4.18 ERA and in 2014 a 9.20 ERA during each respective Spring Training. Let that sink in, because in those two seasons he had sub-2 ERAs. However, Kershaw is otherworldly so he is not a fair example.

The message is that you should not worry too much about disappointing performances during the spring but rather be slightly cautious. With that being said, let’s take a look at the seven players who have produced the most disappointing outcomes of the 2017 spring.

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