Clayton Kershaw, Corey Seager, Justin Turner and Cody Bellinger are the names that come to mind when thinking of the Dodgers. But they aren’t the only ones on this remarkable team. There are plenty of players that are overlooked or undervalued.
The Dodgers are having the greatest season in franchise history. They have already reached their win total from last year before the final month of the season has come upon us. This season has them in some elite company.
They are in this position because of a total team effort. It is not just Seager and Bellinger winning games by themselves. So many different players have contributed in a big way. Aside from the main names that were mentioned at the top, some other players are getting attention, just not the same as them.
Players like Chris Taylor, Alex Wood and Austin Barnes have seen plenty of coverage because of their great play. It may have taken the media a while to take notice but, now they are finally getting the coverage they deserve for their breakout season. Rich Hill came in with a fat new contract, so he doesn’t qualify as overlooked and Kenley Jansen is certainly not undervalued.
The following five players are the ones who even some Dodger fans think are no good. In some cases, fans want them off the team. But they are underrated pieces that are necessary for the team’s success.