Dodgers: Post-Spring Training NL West Positional Power Rankings

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 02: Yasiel Puig
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  1. Dodgers

Finishing the clean sweep atop the divisional categories is the bullpen. Kenley Jansen is the anchor of this bullpen and the best closer in baseball. Guys like Pedro Baez will have solid years like they always do but still somehow remain despised by the fan base. And as always I expect some reliever who signed for a cheap contract to breakout and be absolutely amazing, my guess for this season would be JT Chargois. Either way, Friedman just knows how to build a bullpen.

  1. Rockies

Colorado spent a lot of money on their bullpen this off season. After signing Holland for cheap last season and seeing how important a closer was to their success they went out and got one of the best in the game, Wade Davis. Luckily for the Dodgers, that weakened the Cubs, but at the same time, they have to deal with him more often. This bullpen should be very good.

  1. Giants

I’ll be honest here, this could be dead wrong and they could be the worst in the division. This bullpen is really boom or bust. They will either be very bad or very good. Their big names just have to come out and perform. Mark Melancon, Sam Dyson, and Hunter Strickland all have closing experience and could be a dangerous combination to end a game, but if they continue on their sour trend from 2017 this season will be trouble for the Giants bullpen once again.

  1. Diamondbacks

Outside of Archie Bradley, the D-Backs don’t have many trustworthy arms out of the bullpen. Though Bradley was absolutely electric coming out of the bullpen last season. He pitched with a flare that made me absolutely despise him. I may dislike him but I can’t take anything away from his on-field production. Bradley has found his calling out of the bullpen.

  1. Padres

Similar to the D-Backs but to an even worst extent, the friars only have one trustworthy arm and after him, it is a significant drop-off. Brad Hand is as good as they come at the back end of a bullpen. He did not get the attention he deserved because he played for a bad team but Brad Hand is an elite bullpen pitcher and when he comes into a game with the lead it is likely over for the opposing team

This division is very good. The Dodgers are the best in this division but after them, it will be a bitter war to see who finishes in the 2-3-4 spots in what I believe will be the best division in baseball for the 2018 season.