Dodgers Roster Projections 2.0: Who makes the Opening Day roster?

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Outfielders (4): Mookie Betts, James Outman, Jason Heyward, David Peralta

Taylor was supposed to be one of the regulars here, but Lux's injury changed that. James Outman and Jason Heyward are tearing the cover off the ball (and Dodgers fans might legitimately riot if Outman isn't on the Opening Day roster). Heyward's locker is next to Freddie Freeman's, which seems like a clear ploy to maintain continuity in leadership after Justin Turner and Cody Bellinger left.

David Peralta, who was signed shortly before Spring Training, is showing that his offseason back surgery won't be affecting him in 2023. So expect Taylor to get in the mix with these four as Trayce Thompson is booted from the picture. He's having a bad spring and can't hit lefties as effectively anymore, which will have the Dodgers prioritize three lefty bats in Outman, Heyward and Peralta.

Like we said, a lot different from last month's predictions.