3 remaining free agents that can fill massive hole in Dodgers' outfield

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2. Jurickson Profar

The San Diego Padres have been extremely bold yet again this offseason, and with all the additions the team has made it doesn't seem likely that Jurickson Profar will return. If that's the case, the Dodgers may take a chance on a player they are very familiar with who's a former top prospect.

If there's one thing that Andrew Friedman loves it's bringing in players who might not have reached their ceiling yet and aiding them into doing so. Profar has definitely been a solid big-league player, but there were far higher expectations for him in previous seasons. The Dodgers may take a bet on that pedigree knowing that the floor is still high.

Profar would instantly slot into left field and would add much-needed balance to the lineup. Even after signing J.D. Martinez, the Dodgers need someone who can hit left-handed pitching, and the switch-hitting Profar has been better in his career against southpaws. Last season, he slashed .259/.352/.382 against left-handed pitching. Not elite, but still solid.

It's unclear what kind of market Profar has. The fact that he hasn't signed already cannot be a good sign, and his projections seem way off. Spotrac projected him to get a six-year, $89 million contract, and at this point that seems very unlikely for the 29-year-old.

Would the Dodgers be willing to commit to 5-6 years of Profar? Probably not. But if his market has dissolved and he becomes a reasonable candidate for a one-year prove-it deal, then he would be a great fit in LA.

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