Dodgers: Five Overlooked and Undervalued Players

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 26: Logan Forsythe #11 and Yasmani Grandal #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate their runs, from a Chase Utley #26 double, to trail 5-4 to the Minnesota Twins during the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium on July 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 26: Logan Forsythe #11 and Yasmani Grandal #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate their runs, from a Chase Utley #26 double, to trail 5-4 to the Minnesota Twins during the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium on July 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 23: Brandon Morrow
LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 23: Brandon Morrow /

Brandon Morrow

Morrow was selected two picks before Clayton Kershaw in the 2006 MLB draft. His career is not comparable at all to that of the dominance Clayton, but he has had himself a great first season in Dodger blue. He has been a key piece in the dominant bullpen that the Dodgers have.

Brandon started his career as a starter but never panned out in that role as many scouts thought he would. But he has found new life in the bullpen. The move to the pen has rejuvenated his career. Last season, while in San Diego, was when he shifted to the bullpen full-time. He flourished in that role having a 1.69 ERA in 18 appearances.

He has brought in that momentum to his time with the Dodgers. He currently has a 2.18 ERA with the club. Roberts often counts on him in high leverage situations which will be plenty in the playoffs. He has great stuff that is effective against both right and left-handed batters. Expect him to come into the game during the playoffs in that same role.

Morrow has exactly what you want in October. Electric stuff. He can often sit at 100 MPH on the radar with his fastball. The reason he isn’t getting as much love is that he hasn’t been a late-inning guy consistently. Jansen steals the attention away from most of this bullpen.

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