Three Platoonable Second Base Options that fit the Dodgers

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 22: Yasiel Puig
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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 03: Derek Dietrich #32 of the Miami Marlins rounds second base after hitting a triple in the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins Park on September 3, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Derek Dietrich had a mini-breakout last season, popping 16 home runs and hitting .265 for the lowly Miami Marlins. Dietrich, like Chris Taylor and Kike Hernandez, can also play the outfield and first base.

Most importantly for the Dodgers, Dietrich can hit well against right-handed pitching. Dietrich slashed .274/.342/.420 against righties last season with 11 home runs and 24 doubles in 402 at-bats. Those 24 doubles are good for a top-15 single-season amongst second basemen over the last three seasons.

Dietrich really slowed down in the second half, just hitting 5 home runs in the second half, which should depress his cost. The 29-year-old should only need a one or maybe a two-year deal with less than $10 million in average annual value after he made just $2.9 million last season according to Fangraphs.