Matt Beaty over Drew Jackson
One surprise in the Dodgers forty man roster selection was that they protected Matt Beaty and left Drew Jackson unprotected. Beaty will be 26 years old next April and has played first base, second base, third base, and some outfield. Beaty was limited to just 34 games in 2018 due to injuries. Most of his games came with the OKC Dodgers. Beaty’s best season was in 2017 when he hit .326 to go along with 15 home runs.
In adding Beaty to the forty man roster, the Dodgers left Drew Jackson unprotected. Jackson will also be 26 years old next season and is in the Chris Taylor mold in that he can play all over the infield and some outfield. Drew hit a career high fifteen home runs this season but the Dodgers felt he was expendable with Chris Taylor and Enrique Hernandez.