Chris Taylor is ready to shake off his slow start
With A.J. Pollock healthy, many fans were ready to jettison Chris Taylor back into the minor leagues. Then Pollock underwent surgery for an elbow infection and now CT3 is as important as ever. Taylor is the lone right-handed bat in the outfield while Enrique Hernandez mans second base.
Last night, Chris went 2-4 including a home run and he also made a nice diving catch in centerfield to thwart a rally. Over his last seven games, Taylor is now hitting .250 with an impressive .500 slugging percentage. It appears that Taylor is waking up from his slow start just in time to help make up for the loss of A.J. Pollock.
Along with an above average bat, Chris Taylor gives the Dodgers one of the best utility players in baseball. Bat aside, he is still a very valuable member of the 2019 Dodgers and he will stick with the team all season, regardless of his performance.