The Dodgers will have fewer options at second base heading into 2021 than they did last season. Sory of. They lost Kiké Hernández in free agency after signing a deal with the Red Sox, which sort of has an effect all around the diamond.
The good news is that even if they have 1 less option, they still have a lot of talent capable of handling the job. The Dodgers have Chris Taylor, Gavin Lux, Max Muncy, and Zach McKinstry on their active roster at the moment. While each will likely play all over the field, they are all capable of handling second base as well.
But it might not be the revolving door of talent that we expected heading into 2021. The Dodgers may opt to give Gavin Lux a real shot at taking the starting job before looking elsewhere. The OC Register’s Bill Plunkett talked about the possibility recently, and we could see Lux getting the majority of reps early on.
I think Gavin Lux gets the first chance at it. I think he gets a chance to kind of hit the reset button. This is a guy who was a top prospect in baseball in 2019, and then everything just kind of got out of whack last year. I don’t think he’s going to be handed the job, but I do think…