Dodgers: Patience or Panic with Four Struggling Dodgers

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Jun 15, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Logan Forsythe (11) watches as manager Dave Roberts (30) takes the ball from starting pitcher Rich Hill (44) during a pitching change in the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 15, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Logan Forsythe (11) watches as manager Dave Roberts (30) takes the ball from starting pitcher Rich Hill (44) during a pitching change in the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jun 2, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Logan Forsythe (11) throws to first base during the seventh inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports /

Logan Forsythe

The Dodgers biggest acquisition this past offseason has gotten off to a terrible start to the season, batting .191 with a home run and six RBI. Logan Forsythe was supposed to take over the second base job and be the Dodgers’ leadoff hitter.

So far this season, this has not been the case due to injury. Forsythe missed significant time already this season due to a broken toe and just does not look up to game speed quite yet.

His adjustment back onto the team is even more difficult due to the stellar play of Kike Hernandez, Chase Utley, and Chris Taylor. They have limited the amount of playing time and also the number of at-bats that Forsythe gets on a regular basis.

As troubling as his start maybe, I believe it is too early to panic about his production. His injury coupled with his transition back to the National League is a tougher than people imagine. For now, it seems like the Dodgers are going fine without his contributions, but his bat and his leadoff ability is something the Dodgers will need come playoff time.

Verdict: Patience

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