The Dodgers will enter spring training as favorites to win their sixth consecutive NL West title. In order to complete that goal, they need to outperform their division foes. Here is a power ranking of each NL West positional group entering spring training.
The NL West was the best division in baseball, producing 3 of the 5 National League playoff teams. The 3 playoff teams haven’t regressed much if at all. While the Giants have made some improvements in order to shrink the gap between them and the top 3.
The division isn’t all rough as the Padres are still in rebuild mode and won’t be relevant in the near future let alone 2018. Even with the lowly Padres, this division will be a tough one. The Dodgers will have to put up another great season if they want that six-peat as NL West champions.
The Dodgers have some of the best depth in all of baseball. The beauty of the team last season was you never knew who would get the job done on any given night. Whether it’d be a position player or a pitcher, it was going to be a team effort every night. Each positional group had something they could bring to help this team win games.
This meant that they had some of the best positional groups in all of baseball. The Dodgers still have just that. We will see how each positional group of the Dodgers stacks up against the rest of the deep NL West. Here are the pre-spring training positional power rankings in the NL West.