Kike Hernandez and Chris Taylor are extremely valuable in that they can play not only any of the three outfield positions but also can play up the middle on the infield at shortstop or second base, and have done so both in the regular season and in the postseason. While this may feel normal, outside of the Dodgers these uber-successful super-utility men are rare. The Dodgers should try to hold onto these cheap, cost-controlled players for as long as they remain viable.
And they may be able to use one of them to help fill the gaping hole currently occupying second base. Both Kike and Taylor can hit left-handed pitching, that isn’t the problem. The problem is that the Dodgers don’t currently have a second baseman who can field the position AND hit righties well.
That’s where these players come in. In this article, I will provide three potential players who could take the bulk of the ABs at second base this season in a platoon with Kike Hernandez.