5 Dodgers whose futures depend on promising postseason performances

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Amed Rosario

Friedman was labeled a god back in early August when he acquired Amed Rosario, who arrived in Los Angeles and burst onto the scene with three homers and 11 RBI in his first 11 games while playing sterling defense.

Then he went cold. His August somehow ended with a .197 average and .634 OPS after all that initial success, but in limited action during the month of September he upped those totals to .306 and .746. Much better!

Rosario has largely been a part-time player, and that will likely be his role in the postseason. Maybe his future isn't in LA because the Dodgers wouldn't exactly be upgrading by keeping him around ... but would he stay to be a platoon guy? Look at Jason Heyward and the wonders that's done for him. Rosario could be convinced if he enjoys success with whatever remaining games he has left with the Dodgers.

Then again, he probably views himself as a starting shortstop and wants to make that money when he hits free agency come November. Either way, he'll need to deliver for his future in LA or his payday elsewhere. After a down season at shortstop and a noticeable improvement with his play at second base, you just never know what he might consider.