Dodgers 25-Man Roster If the Season Started Today

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 11: Manager Dave Roberts
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 11: Manager Dave Roberts /
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The Dodgers pitching rotation is not that intimidating when you look at the names on paper. Other than Clayton Kershaw, there’s Rich Hill, Kenta Maeda, Alex Wood, and, as of now, Hyun-Jin Ryu filling out the Dodgers starting five.

Granted they are quality arms, all of them, just not the level of a Yu Darvish in terms of star-quality. Hill is an ageless wonder who seems to keep getting better. Last year Maeda once again showed the consistency that got him noticed by international scouts two winters ago. Young left-hander Alex Wood, who especially had an excellent season, now aims to show the Dodgers continued improvement and, at a salary of around $6 to 7 million, what a bargain he is.

Hyun-Jin Ryu is the member of this group with the least expected of him. If he performs in line with his career ERA of 3.41 and 1.25 WHIP, and wins more games than he loses, the Dodgers will be extremely satisfied. If not, they will regret not bringing in a legitimate right-handed starter like Darvish.

5 Starting Pitchers:

Clayton Kershaw, Left-handed Starter

Rich Hill, Left-handed Starter

Kenta Maeda, Right-handed Starter

Alex Wood, Left-handed Starter

Hyun-Jin Ryu, Left-handed Starter