The Los Angeles Dodgers are the most talented team in Major League Baseball.
The defending World Series Champions already had a murderer’s row of talent and got even better this week by signing defending National League Cy Young winner Trevor Bauer.
The Dodgers are the favorites to repeat as champions in 2021, and rightfully so. This is a team that features three former MVPs, three former Cy Young winners and 11 former All-Stars (12 if Justin Turner re-signs).
That means that almost half of the active 26-man roster consists of former All-Stars. Yeah, the Dodgers are special.
What makes the Boys in Blue even scarier is the fact that the team has several breakout candidates that could become All-Stars for the first time in this upcoming season.
Here are the four Dodgers that have the best odds of making their first All-Star Game in 2021.
4. Julio Urias
Julio Urias is part of a stacked Los Angeles Dodgers rotation
I recently covered why the Los Angeles Dodgers could have the greatest starting rotation of all-time, and one of the main reasons why is because they have a five-man rotation that could all be All-Star worthy. They are that special.
Julio Urias has not received the chance to be a starter over a full season, and Dodger fans should be extremely excited for him to get that shot. Urias used to be the best pitching prospect in baseball, with many believing that he had Cy Young potential.
There is no question that Urias has the talent to be an All-Star and it is all about the team giving him the playing time to do so. Urias is still only 24 years old and has a career ERA of 3.10. He is only going to get better as time goes on, and 2021 has all the makings of him finally having that breakthrough season.
Urias should be the favorite to be a first-time All-Star this season. The kid is special.