Dodgers: Grading the Infield for the Month of May

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May 21, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Cody Bellinger (35) and the Dodgers celebrate the victory against the Miami Marlins at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
May 21, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Cody Bellinger (35) and the Dodgers celebrate the victory against the Miami Marlins at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /
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May 19, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto (left) tags out Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chris Taylor (3) at home during the first inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
May 19, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto (left) tags out Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chris Taylor (3) at home during the first inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports /

A. . . . Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor easily had the best month of his career in May. He surprised everyone when he burst onto the scene with four home runs last month and he really surprised everyone (perhaps himself included) when he took over center field duties for the injured Joc Pederson.

Taylor has proven that he can be every bit as versatile as Bellinger and Hernandez and that he can be just as productive as any player on the team. He’s on this list because he is still technically an infielder, but he now is up to eight straight games starting in center for the Dodgers. If he keeps this up, there is a chance he’ll platoon with Joc Pederson when he returns from his concussion.

Taylor has had some terrific games this May, but his best game was probably on the 19th against Miami. In that game, Taylor was starting at second base and went 3 for 4 with a home run and double.

Final slash line in May: .322/.430/.511

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