3. Robbie Grossman
I am firmly leading the Robbie Grossman charge for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Grossman might not be a big name, but he would give the Dodgers exactly what they need as they head into October — and with a much smaller trade.
Grossman is such an on-brand trade for the Dodgers. He’s on an expiring contract, so Detroit is better off moving him, and his overall numbers aren’t great, so the price will be cheap. The Dodgers are the perfect team to realize his ceiling and how he can help the team.
Grossman’s main purpose on the Dodgers would be a platoon bat to start against left-handed pitching. Despite being a switch hitter, Grossman is significantly better against southpaws and is actually one of the best bats in the league from the right side.
The 32-year-old outfielder is hitting .365 with a .986 OPS against left-handed pitching this season. Those are elite numbers and it’s not an outlier as Grossman has always been better in these matchups. His career average against lefties is .280 while his OPS is just a tick under .800.
Those are pretty good stats for a super cheap bench bat that would give the Dodgers a starting option against lefties (as well as a pinch-hitting option).