Dodgers Roster Bubble Projections: Who are the last three in, first three out?
By Adam Weinrib
First Three off Dodgers Roster: Yonny Hernández, IF
And now, our infield casualty, thanks to the over-stuffed outfield picture.
For the purposes of this exercise, we almost have to consider Taylor to be an infielder, primarily, as he'll be scrambling to back up a number of positions (and Hernández will certainly be at the Dodgers' beck and call at Triple-A). Hell, Mookie Betts would like to be considered a second baseman on occasion, too, and probably will be. He can certainly handle the position, considering that's where he was raised.
Carrying Hernández, a largely-punchless bat, over Outman could be considered malpractice by a lesser organization, though. Without All-Stars like Justin Turner, Trea Turner, Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager, and Joc Pederson, as well as consistent option Kiké Hernández, the Dodgers no longer have roster spots to waste. Their 26th man had better contribute, and it had better be Outman over Hernández.