3) Zack Greinke
A consistent hitter his entire career, Zack Greinke batted .249/.300/.357 over three seasons in Los Angeles. He won the National League Silver Slugger award in 2013 after absolutely killing it at the plate. The cerebral right-hander hit .328 that season, including an eye-popping .409 on-base percentage.
The key to Greinke was his reputation as a pitcher who could handle the bat. It changed how opposing teams approached the Dodgers lineup when he was in it. You couldn’t count on the ninth slot as an automatic out. That helped batters hitting in front of him near the bottom of the order.
Greinke also came up big as a hitter in the postseason, extending the Dodgers 1-0 lead with a RBI base hit early in their Game 5 victory over the Cardinals in the 2013 NCLS. He collected two hits in his Game 2 start of the 2014 NLDS, the only game the Dodgers would win in that series.
Greinke won the Silver Slugger award again in 2019, several seasons after leaving the Dodgers. Over his 16-year career, he is batting .225/.263/.337 with 9 home runs and 34 RBIs.