Dodgers With Most to Prove Down the Stretch

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 09: Tony Cingrani
PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 09: Tony Cingrani /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 23: Logan Forsythe /

Logan Forsythe

Forsythe is an interesting player. His .240 batting average is low, and his power has all but disappeared. However, he puts in professional at-bats every time by working the count better than anybody in the league, walks a lot (OPB of .368), is good on defense and is a steady veteran presence.

He has had his hot streaks no doubt but offensively has been lackluster for the most part. However, we know how much this front office values on-base percentage, defense and tough at-bats, so Forsythe will probably make it as Chase Utley’s second base platoon partner.

However, if he takes a deep dive statistically, it may be time to reconsider his spot regardless of competition. But, if he takes a dive and someone like Gonzalez or Ethier come back healthy and have a good end to the season, Forsythe may be on the outside looking in.

But at the same time, once nerves start growing, a veteran presence is never a sore sight. And his ability to get on base so consistently may be too hard to overlook.

So as of right now, Logan Forsythe seems to have a safe spot on the roster, but it is far from guaranteed.