Dodgers: Top Three Surprises of the First Half of the Season

DENVER, COLORADO - JUNE 27: Alex Verdugo #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a single in the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 27, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, COLORADO - JUNE 27: Alex Verdugo #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a single in the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 27, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 17: Second baseman Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated after his second inning home run hit againsgt San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tyler Beede #38 at Dodger Stadium on June 17, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) /

Muncy proves to be no fluke

The Dodgers struck gold with Max Muncy last year as he hit 35 home runs and posted an OPS well above .900 to become one of the biggest surprises in baseball.  He even hit a walk-off home run to end the World Series game that felt like it would never end.  What a nice Cinderella story, but there is no way that a career minor leaguer like Muncy would duplicate his success again right?

Wrong, Max Muncy is another one of the top surprises of the first of the season as he has proven to be no one year wonder.  Mad Max already has 20 home runs in the first half of the season and an OPS over .900 yet again.  Muncy has become more versatile in year two with the Dodgers proving to be an adequate second baseman defensively.  You can make the case for Max Muncy being even better this season due to his versatility and continued power.