Dodgers 2018 Season Preview
Ready to check out our 2018 Los Angeles Dodgers predictions? Spring Training is coming to a close as the Dodgers are looking to reclaim glory once again as they are once again favorites to reach the World Series in 2018.
MLB Dodgers Predictions & Handicapping Insight
It was a heart breaking ending for the Los Angeles Dodgers last year as they could not finish it all in the World Series, but a positive outcome of this are the Dodgers are turning their franchise around for good.
2018 MLB Team Previews – Los Angeles Dodgers
- National League West -150
- National League +225
- World Series +550
- Matt Kemp
- LHP Scott Alexander
- RHP Tom Koehler
The Los Angeles Dodgers did not have a very big offseason as they would not want to change anything from their superstar lineup. The Dodgers did acquire a couple of pitchers due to the loss of some starting rotation guys in Scott Alexander and Tom Koehler.
However the biggest addition is former Los Angeles Dodgers veteran Matt Kemp who will be in the starting lineup come Opening Day.
- Yu Darvish
- Brandon Morrow
- Adrian Gonzalez
The Dodgers lost a couple of pitchers this past offseason as Yu Darvish and Brandon Morrow are going to be starting a their new journey with the Chicago Cubs.
This could either be a loss or happy ending as most Dodgers fans were not happy with Darvishes’ performance in the W.S.
Dodgers Predictions: Projected Lineup:
- OF Chris Taylor
- SS Corey Seager
- 1B Cody Bellinger
- OF Yasiel Puig
- OF Matt Kemp
- C Yasmani Grandal
- 3B Logan Forsythe
- 2B Chase Utley
The Los Angeles Dodgers did not need to change up their lineup as much as other teams this offseason as the only major change was the addition of Matt Kemp and Logan Forsythe stepping in for the injured Justin Turner at the moment.
Dodgers Predictions: Projected Rotation:
- LH Clayton Kershaw
- LH Rich Hill
- RH Alex Wood
- RH Kenta Maeda
- RH Hyun-Jin Ryu
One of the biggest advantages of the Los Angeles Dodgers, is the amount of star quality pitching they have on their rotation. They need to stay consistent as Maeda and Ryu must come back from injury and shine in Los Angeles.
Dodgers Predictions: Projected Closer:
- RH Kenley Jansen
One of the biggest and baddest closers in the MLB right now, Kenley Jansen will once again be able to show in a Los Angeles Dodgers uniform.
With the fire power that the Dodgers can bring, Jansen always rides the momentum and leads the Dodgers into another win.
2018 Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction:
Make it a six-peat. The Dodgers have built a powerhouse that can withstand the loss of almost any player. Along with the NL West, this division features four teams actually trying to win.
The Dodgers will always be on top of the West as I have them winning 99 games this upcoming season. I also have them going very far in the playoffs until a surprise team comes and beats them before the World Series series…
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