Chris Taylor is the biggest surprise of the Dodgers season.

On Friday night, he reached base for the 18th consecutive game, a mark that’s seemingly unbelievable for a player who didn’t make the team out of spring training.

Taylor is a young veteran in theory, but the most games he’s played in a season is 47. As J.R. Hernandez and I discussed on his latest podcast, there could be hidden potential that the Dodgers are just discovering.

Taylor was acquired from Seattle for former first rounder Zach Lee. Not only has he produced offensively, but he’s been the posterchild for what L.A. wants defensively. Taylor can play around the infield, and while he could sub at third in Justin Turner’s absence, it appears that duty belongs to the soon-to-return Logan Forsythe. In such scenario, Taylor keeps consistent at-bats at second.

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  1. Phil Liddell

    Love this youngster veteran Chris Taylor. He’s filled in wherever he’s needed. Great bat too. The Dodgers are loaded with young talent who perform well. Turner’s absence will be missed (get well) but we have talent to fill the gap. Starting pitching and BP have been “lights out”. Looking for a sweep of the Marlins. Go Dodgers!!!

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