Dodgers: Three positions of depth the Dodgers could trade from
Much like starting pitchers, the Dodgers always seem to have more outfielders than they are able to roster. For 2020 the Dodgers already have Cody Bellinger, Joc Pederson, Alex Verdugo, A.J. Pollock, and DJ Peters is rule five draft-eligible this December so he will also need to be added to the forty man roster this winter. Then there is also Edwin Rios who can play the outfield as well.
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Joc Pederson is one candidate to be traded since he will be a free agent after the 2020 season. Joc is effective against right-handed pitching but he is a non-factor against left-handed pitchers. He also tends to be streaky and can carry the offense for a week or two but then goes cold and provides little production for other weeks. The Dodgers could deal Joc to make room for a starting outfield of Pollock, Verdugo, and Bellinger.
While many fans are clamoring for Pollock to be traded after an abysmal NLDS, his contract is not going to be attractive for other teams and the Dodgers would have to eat money and give up prospects to get him off the team. Given Pollock’s ability when healthy, it doesn’t make sense to explore a trade involving him yet.
Edwin Rios, Kyle Garlick, and DJ Peters could also be trade bait if the Dodgers want to clear up some of their outfield logjam. Garlick, Rios, and Peters have above-average power and can play the corner outfield spots. Rios also has the versatility to play first and third base which could be utilized if the team trades one of Hernandez or Taylor.
The two outfielders that are probably untouchable are of course Cody Bellinger and Alex Verdugo. If the Dodgers were to swing a trade for an elite player then Alex Verdugo could be considered but Bellinger is certainly not going anywhere.