Dodgers: How Three Key Pieces Landed in Los Angeles

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 29: Austin Barnes
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The Dodgers had some breakthrough players in 2017 that contributed all season long. Of all young players, there are three key pieces that stand out.

2017 was no doubt one of the most memorable years in Dodgers’ history. In a year filled with excitement and thrills, it’s hard to pinpoint one source of production. Los Angeles did not have one superstar or one player carrying the team on his shoulders like Clayton Kershaw has often done. Instead, they received big-time hits and solid performances from top to bottom. Every night, it seemed there was a new hero.

While most of the guys coming up huge were highly touted prospects or established veterans, some were not. In fact, most fans probably can’t even remember how the front office got a few of these guys. There are three players that come to mind immediately when I think about pleasant surprises. Alex Wood, Chris Taylor, and Austin Barnes are the prime example of how the Dodgers’ front office operates. Let’s take a look at how these guys ended up in the City of Angels.

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