Dodgers: The Three Most Underrated Dodgers for Fantasy Baseball

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HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 28: Chris Taylor
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 28: Chris Taylor /
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Chris Taylor LF/CF/2B/SS

Chris Taylor is arguably the most useful player on the Dodgers roster in terms of fantasy baseball.  Not only will he post all-star potential numbers, but he qualifies for four positions in most standard fantasy baseball leagues.  Taylor will definitely qualify for centerfield and second base in all standard baseball leagues.

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Taylor ranks as the 12th ranked second baseman in fantasy baseball and the 31st overall outfielder.  In terms of fantasy baseball, Taylor has more value at second base since there are plenty of slugging outfielders who will put up crooked offensive numbers.  For second base, there is not many second basemen who can put up a 15-15 season like Taylor surpassed last season.  CT3 even has a shot to have a 20-20 season if he doesn’t regress in 2018.  His sample size was big enough last season where there shouldn’t be a major regression.

I think 15-20 home runs should be a lock for Chris Taylor in 2018 and he could add in another 10-15 stolen bases.  The amount of runs he knocks in is up in the air until Dave Roberts sorts out his batting order.  Taylor could hit leadoff which would limit his RBI chances, but if he hits lower in the order he could have plenty of opportunities to drive in runs.

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Another way that Chris Taylor can help your team is that he qualifies to play several positions so if you have a starter who has an off day, you can plug Taylor in at a variety of positions.  Given that you can easily pick him in the last few rounds of your fantasy draft, Chris Taylor is the most underrated Dodger for fantasy baseball in 2018.

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