Dodgers vs. Cubs: Position by Position Matchup Breakdown

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 18: Manager's Dave Roberts
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 18: Manager's Dave Roberts /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 18: Manager’s Dave Roberts /

The stage is set for the Dodgers to redeem themselves in an NLCS rematch against the Cubbies. This whole week the question surrounding the Dodgers was – who will they be facing in the NLCS? After the longest 9-inning game in postseason history, the Cubs answered the call and eliminated the Nationals for in the NLDS.

Whether the Dodgers wanted to face the Cubs or the Nationals didn’t matter. Both teams left it all on the field and the Cubs proved to be the better team, at least for that night. Now it’s time to move past the NLDS and look forward to yet another spectacular NLCS round.

The Cubs are the defending world champs, so there’s no reason to take them lightly. But the Dodgers have been the best team all season long. This series, again, will feature the two most talented young teams in the NL. The Cubs NLDS roster featured 12 players under 28 years old, while the Dodgers’ roster had 11 on their roster. Youth is certainly taking over the landscape of the MLB.

Not only are these players young, but obviously they’re talented. Six of the Dodgers eight starters are all under 28, and seven out of the eight for the Cubs. When you compare these two teams side by side, you see a lot of similarities. Both organizations have players who are homegrown and have massive upside. Let’s see how these teams stack up against each other position by position.