Dodgers: Backup Infielder Options for the Dodgers’ Bench
The former runner up to the NL batting title in 2014 when he hit .315, it’s been mixed results for Harrison ever since. In 2018, the former Pirate hit .250 with eight home runs and is now looking for a new team to catch on with. The Dodgers make some sense for Harrison since he can play second base, third base, and the outfield. He would be another option to provide depth behind Taylor and Hernandez.
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While Harrison bats solely from the right side of the plate, he has pretty similar splits batting average wise as he’s hit .272 against southpaws over the last three seasons and .270 against righties. Although he has hit more home runs against right-handed pitching over the last three seasons (17 vs 11), his .786 OPS against lefties is almost one hundred points higher than his OPS against right-handed pitchers.
Josh has hit .294 with runners in scoring position over the last three seasons so he would give the Dodgers’ a clutch bat off the bench. He has stolen as many as 19 bases in a season so he has got decent wheels and would also make a decent pinch-runner off of Dave Roberts’ bench. As the Dodgers look to fill out their roster, they could do a whole lot worse than Josh Harrison as a backup infielder.
Of the three infielders mention in this article, the best fit for the Dodgers seems to be Josh Harrison. With Kiké Hernandez and Chris Taylor able to play shortstop, they could go for the most clutch versatile player in this article by signing Josh Harrison to be a backup infielder. He would also fit the bill as another right-handed hitter that the Dodgers could start against tough left-handed pitchers.