The Dodgers have always boasted Cy Young caliber starting pitchers from Sandy Koufax to Don Newcombe to Clayton Kershaw. Their rotation history has almost been matched the past few seasons with stellar performances from names like Hyun-Jin Ryu, Walker Buehler, and Alex Wood.
For a team like the Dodgers who had a top-tier rotation already, losing left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu is not necessarily the end of the world for the club. However, it does force them to take a step back and rely on rookies like right-handers Dustin May, Tony Gonsolin, and Josiah Gray. They all figure to play a role at one point or another.
In a recent column for ESPN, Bradford Doolittle takes a look and ranks the top rotations of Major League Baseball.
Bradford Doolittle: Way-too-early 2020 MLB starting rotation rankings https://t.co/7h7X2XuhFv
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 23, 2019
The Dodgers checked in at number ten, with the Washington Nationals and both New York teams pacing the league as the top three ranked.
Here is the excerpt specifically pertaining to the Dodgers:
L.A. will be looking from some youthful ascendents among Gonsolin, May and Urias. Because it’s the Dodgers, you…