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.
Make that 18.https://t.co/hksZNAW4kS
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) May 20, 2017
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.
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— JR Hernández (@JRHernandezLA) May 8, 2017
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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