5 free agents the Dodgers should be grateful they avoided this offseason

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OF Andrew Benintendi - Chicago White Sox

While the Dodgers could use an additional outfielder right now to replace the so-so production they've gotten from anyone not named Mookie Betts or James Outman, Benintendi is certainly not the answer.

Over the years, he has established himself as a contact-oriented hitter who was good for 15-20 home runs on a good year. He sits around a .300 average every year and is coming off of two consecutive seasons with OPS+ marks of 106 or higher.

Now patrolling left field for the White Sox, Benintendi hasn't quite emerged as any sort of solid contributor for them, either on offense or defense. While the team has been spiraling, he has done very little to reverse that.

In 44 games so far, he has a .280 average and .692 OPS with an OPS+ of 92. He also has yet to hit a single home run and has an alarming amount of blue on his Baseball Savant page.

As a matter of fact, the only thing he has been doing well so far is limiting his strikeouts, which is squarely in line with his career norms.

The White Sox seem to already be sitting on an albatross of a contract. His sudden collapse at age 28 is somewhat confusing, but the Dodgers can rest easy knowing that they didn't overpay for a player they definitely didn't need.