The Dodgers have some serious lineup turnover to deal with from their 2020 World Series team. Key pieces from years past have already departed in free agency, and they are now facing the potential of watching Justin Turner walk as well.
Despite that, the Dodgers enter the 2021 season as the heavy favorites. Adding Trevor Bauer into the mix certainly helped with that, but a lineup with Mookie Betts is always sure to shine. Most projections from around MLB have Los Angeles dominating in almost every category.
The latest updated PECOTA standings following the news of Trevor Bauer is very good for the Dodgers. They have Los Angeles winning 103 games and absolutely dominating their way through the NL West. The projections have the Padres in second place at 96 games, tied for the second-most wins in the NL.
The PECOTA projections also have the Dodgers scoring 921 runs, the most in MLB by a wide margin. At just 693 runs against, Los Angeles fell short to the Padres by just over 20 runs. The additions of Blake Snell and Yu Darvish this offseason already appear to have made a difference.
Other Interesting Notes: The PECOTA standings had the Braves finishing way down in 4th place in the NL East despite coming off of an NLCS loss. It also has the Brewers winning a very weak NL Central now that Bauer is out of the division.
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