Dodgers: Pre-Spring Training NL West Positional Power Rankings

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 29: Cody Bellinger
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 29: Cody Bellinger /
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CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 19: Yasiel Puig
CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 19: Yasiel Puig /


  1. Dodgers

A familiar spot for the Dodgers as last season. Center and right field are set and left field is up for grabs in spring training. CT3 had a tremendous season and is got better defensively as the season wore on. Puig should be Gold Glover and he seemed to figure it out offensively. Left field is not set in stone but whether it’s Kemp, Pederson, Toles, Hernandez or a combination of them all, it won’t matter because all of them have proven they are more than capable of playing good baseball.

  1. Rockies

The Rox will be bringing a vastly underrated group back for 2018. This outfield could be very dangerous. Chuck nasty (Charlie Blackmon) was an MVP candidate last season. He was overshadowed by teammate Arenado but his numbers were just as good offensively. Ian Desmond was hampered by injuries last season but if healthy he is a dangerous force in the lineup. Gerardo Parra is an elite defender and nifty with the bat, this outfield is very good.

  1. D-Backs

A healthy AJ Pollock is always good. Pollock suffered a season-ending injury before he got it going. When healthy he is a solid defender and a great table setter in this lineup. David Peralta is basically Gerardo Parra. Great defender who hits for average and can do damage if the pitcher makes a mistake. Yasmany Tomas is your typical corner outfielder who has a strong arm and hits for power. JD Martinez would put them over the Rockies but, it does not look like he will be staying in Arizona.

  1. Giants

Every one of these players has good name value. Andrew McCutchen, Hunter Pence, and Austin Jackson. They were all at one point all-stars and top players at their respective positions. This outfield would be scary if it were 2010. These guys have passed their prime. We saw Hunter Pence regress big time last year. McCutchen is no longer the perennial MVP candidate he once was and Jackson hasn’t played a full season since 2015.

  1. Padres

Yeah, they’re not very good.  Hunter Renfroe could give them 25 plus home runs but he’ll hit in the low .200’s. Manuel Margot is only 23 and flashed some signs of brilliance but lack of consistency will hurt him. Same as the Dodgers they don’t have a set left fielder but unlike the Dodgers, it is because they don’t have anyone good enough.