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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ATLANTA, GA – AUGUST 01: Logan Forsythe /

Logan Forsythe

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After the struggle the Dodgers had at second base last season, they decided to acquire a new face. That face was veteran Logan Forsythe. They gave up a highly touted prospect in Jose De Leon to get Logan. He had himself a great season in Tampa Bay last season, and that is why the Dodgers wanted to acquire him.

This season has been somewhat of a disappointment for the veteran. Despite these struggles, he has managed to turn it around. Meanwhile, most Dodger fans have turned their back on him, not appreciating the value that Forsythe brings to Los Angeles. Forsythe is the type of player any team would love to have. He plays multiple positions, can be slotted anywhere in the lineup and is a great locker room guy.

His average is not that high this season (.238), but his OBP (.369) is 5th best on the team behind three MVP candidates and Austin Barnes. His slow start left a bitter taste in many of the Dodger fans mouths, but it would be great to keep him here for another year. The second-baseman is a great player to have, especially in the playoffs.

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He is the definition of a grinder. He consistently has pesky at-bats, making the pitcher raise his pitch count. He walks quite often which is the reason for his high OBP. He hits any mistake that pitchers make and has big league ABs day in and day out. His defense is solid at both second and third. His leadership is also a major presence on this young team. Forsythe is the definition of a player who is undervalued.

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