Dodgers With Most to Prove Down the Stretch
By Sunit Bhakta
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.