Dodgers: Three veteran bats to replace David Freese

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 28: Steve Pearce #25 of the Boston Red Sox is awarded the MVP after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game Five of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium on October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 28: Steve Pearce #25 of the Boston Red Sox is awarded the MVP after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game Five of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium on October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) /
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BOSTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 19: Brock Holt #12 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after missing a catch against the San Francisco Giants in the ninth inning at Fenway Park on September 19, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images) /

Brock Holt 

Ok, so there is a former-2018 Boston Red Sox theme going on right now, and I wish that was not the case, but Holt really does deserve a look.

Like Pearce, Holt also dealt with injuries in 2019, but unlike Pearce, he was able to play more than just a handful of games at the MLB level. In 2019, Holt had 259 ABs, hitting .297 with 19 extra-base hits in that time.

Also like Pearce, Holt has been a solid playoff performer in the past. Across his 12 postseason games (from 2016 , 2017, and 2018), Holt hit .297 with seven extra-base hits, seven RBI, four walks, and a steal.

Holt is also known as a clubhouse favorite and leader, due at least in part to his grinding attitude. In 2015, he won BoSox Club Man of the Year, which recognized his clubhouse and community service excellence.

An All-Star in 2015, Holt may even have more regular-season success under his belt than either Freese or Pearce, and as the 2014 Red Sox Rookie of the Year, he’s got a pedigree of success as well.

Even better than Pearce and Freese, Holt is like a switch-hitting Kiké Hernandez or Chris Taylor in that he can play every position. In 2019, he did everything except pitch, catch, and play centerfield, logging 11 games at first base with no errors.

With Holt’s wide skill set and history of success, he could be the perfect fit for a Dodgers team looking for a new veteran leader.

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