Dodgers: Right-Handed Bats That Could Help Solve Lefty Struggles

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Apr 18, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Kike Hernandez reacts after striking out in the seventh inning against the Colorado Rockies during a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium. The Rockies defeated the Dodgers 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 18, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Kike Hernandez reacts after striking out in the seventh inning against the Colorado Rockies during a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium. The Rockies defeated the Dodgers 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 19, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics left fielder Khris Davis (2) hits a home run against the Texas Rangers during the fifth inning at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 19, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics left fielder Khris Davis (2) hits a home run against the Texas Rangers during the fifth inning at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports /

Khris Davis

Many might scoff at the idea of the A’s moving rising star Khris Davis, but with the unpredictability of Billy Bean and his moneyball philosophy, anything is possible. In fact we have seen this all play out before in Oakland when they moved rising star and future MVP Josh Donaldson.

The left fielder would fit right in with this team as he’d be joining fellow CSUF Titan Justin Turner. Not only would he fit right into the clubhouse, but he would fit right into the lineup. He would slot into left and create much needed protection for Turner and Seager as a major thumper right in the heart of this lineup.

He broke out for 42 home runs last year while playing in Oakland. This is even more impressive when you consider the Oakland Coliseum in which he played in is very pitcher friendly because of its deep and high walls. Add to that the marine layer that covers the stadium overnight, which shortens fly balls, and it’s certainly remarkable.

His power is very real. This power will play anywhere, and every team needs a bat in the middle-of-the-lineup like Davis. His threat to go deep at any time will cause pitchers to have to pitch to the guys in front of him like Seager, as they wouldn’t want runners on-base when he is up to bat.

The asking price for him will be very high. In order for the Dodgers to steal him away from the A’s, they are going to have to blow them away with a package of prospects. Anyone would be in play with the exception of Urias and Bellinger, as the Dodgers seem reluctant to include those two in any deal no matter who the player is.

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