As countdowns to the beginning of the season have begun for Los Angeles Dodger fans, pitchers and catchers have reported and the start of spring training is just around the corner. While there are still a few questions, it’s important to know what to look for and expect as camp opens.
With a couple of major question marks and exceptions, the lineup probably will look much like it did last season. However, manager Don Mattingly will be able to use his discretion in a couple of spots.
That being said, though, here is what I expect the Dodger lineup to look like on March 22, when the Dodgers open the season in a series against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Sydney, Australia. These guesses are partly based on last season, partly on reported rumors and partly on just my expectations.
Note: All advanced statistics courtesy of FanGraphs unless otherwise noted.