Dodgers: Pre-Spring Training NL West Positional Power Rankings

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HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 29: Cody Bellinger
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 29: Cody Bellinger /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 31: Corey Seager /

Infield

  1. Dodgers

I’ve already proclaimed them as the best infield in all of baseball, without even factoring in the 2 top 10 catchers Grandal and Barnes. Add them into the equation and there is no question. Featuring two young stars in Seager and Bellinger, plus savvy veterans Forsythe and Turner, the Dodgers have the best overall infield. Might not have the best infielder but as a group, they are the best in the division.

  1. Rockies

This is where it gets real tight. You could put these 3 teams in any order really and have a solid argument. But I went with the Rockies here because they have 2 proven studs with Arenado and Lemahieu. Weaknesses lie at the other 3 spots. But at first base rookie, Ryan McMahon from local Mater Dei high school has mashed in the minors and playing at Coors will certainly help. Trevor Story can still give you 25 plus bombs and Chris Iannetta is an average catcher.

  1. Giants

The Giants get the nod here because of overall depth in the infield. They have 3 gold glove winners with Longoria, Posey, and Crawford. Posey is the best catcher in baseball and one of the best players in the bigs. Brandon Belt is an above average first baseman who has one all-star game under his belt. Joe Panik is a nice option at second base. Aging with Longo and Posey are what put them just under Colorado

  1. D-Backs

Question marks up the middle with Marte and Drury. Al Avila was a nice addition he is a good hitter and good receiver of the baseball. The real strength of this infield is on the corners. Paul Goldschmidt might be the best player in the division. Jake Lamb really stepped up last season and was the second best hitter on the team before JD Martinez came to town. But Goldy is the main story here; just a special player.

  1. Padres

No surprise here. Did make some minor upgrades from last season. They added a solid shortstop with Freddy Galvis and reacquired Chase Headley to play third base. The best player on this team and infield is, of course, Wil Myers. Finally finding a home in San Diego, Myers has always been used as trade bait over the years but has now become the face of this franchise and will likely be that during this rebuilding process.

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