13. Matt Treanor: 0-for-3 (.000) on 14 pitches (4.67 P/AB) – 1 point
Treanor was signed to a a one-year/$950,000 contract with a club option for 2013 or a $150,000 buyout. Barring an injury he is strictly a backup catcher who was signed to serve as a mentor to younger players.
12. Tony Gwynn, Jr.: 0-for-4 (.000) on 13 pitches (3.25 P/AB) – 3 points
Another player signed for his defensive prowess is Gwynn, who can be a game-changer with his speed. This week however he failed to get on base.
T-10. Justin Sellers: 0-for-3 (.000) on 11 pitches (3.67 P/AB) – 8 points
Playing time will become more evident for Sellers if Juan Uribe continues his terrible start. Fans are already crying for Justin to see the field more. How can a player improve on the bench?
T-10. Adam Kennedy: 0-for-4 (.000) on 17 pitches (4.25 P/AB) – 8 points
Kennedy has seen action in three games, and is still yet to see his first hit as a Dodger. Still Kennedy is a key bat off of the bench and a very capable defender.
9. Juan Uribe: 1-for-12 (.083) on 54 pitches (4.50 P/AB) – 23 points
It continues to be bad news when Uribe is on the field, and it came as no surprise that he collected one of the team’s two hits against Clayton Richard, a pitcher he has done well against. The boos are rounding the corner for Juan, who will find himself on the bench if his production remains zero.
8. Jerry Hairston, Jr.: 2-for-6 (.333) on 37 pitches (6.17 P/AB) – 26 points
Patience is key, and has really paid off for the super-versatile Hairston. Jerry gathered a hit in each of his last two games and includes a walk to his stats.
7. James Loney: 0-for-12 (.000) on 51 pitches (4.25 P/AB) – 28 points
If not for his stellar defense at first, Loney could find himself perhaps lower than even Uribe. But still, at this point one has to wonder when (or if) Loney will get it together as his contribution is vital to the success of this squad.
6. Mark Ellis: 3-for-15 (.200) on 65 pitches (4.33 P/AB) – 47 points
Ellis has made a decent debut thus far for the Dodgers. He has been on base in each of the four games, and has scored a run per game as well. Ellis is consistent, and might not put up gaudy numbers, but most certainly will come through when the team needs him to.