This week, Matt Kemp became one of the fastest players in Dodgers history to reach 100 career home runs. His performance at the plate has led many fans to believe that he’s turned the corner from his dismal 2010 and put all his gifts together.
With Kemp and Andre Ethier being the two best homegrown power hitters the team has seen since Adrian Beltre, it’s a good time to reflect on who the greatest all-around hitters are in Dodgers history.
To keep it easy, the focus here is on Los Angeles Dodgers, not Brooklyn Dodgers. Otherwise greats Duke Snider, who did most of his work in Brooklyn, and Jackie Robinson would be on this list, as would as several other great Dodger icons. Also, this list is not ranked in any order and tried to honor guys who hit for both average and power as well as got on base. In some cases, consistency and longevity played a role.
Here are the best all-around hitters in LA Dodgers history in one man’s opinion.