Dodgers: Prioritizing the Dodgers’ top five potential offseason targets

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3. Lorenzo Cain

Lorenzo Cain has quietly become one of the most intriguing free agents this offseason for any team. With so much speculation around other guys, other options, Cain has seemingly taken a backseat in the hype train that is the MLB offseason. However, Cain fits this Dodgers team perfectly and would be a perfect instrument to implement in the lineup.

Los Angeles definitely needs one more great right-handed hitting bat. Chris Taylor was good, Justin Turner is great and Yasiel Puig can be awesome. However, the Dodgers relied heavily on the bats of their two left-handers Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger. When those guys floundered in the lineup the offense seemingly became stagnant.

Plus, both Turner and Puig have the weird opposite split. Both guys hit worst against left-handers, so aside from Taylor and Logan Forsythe, the Dodgers do not have righties that hit southpaws. That can all change with Lorenzo Cain.

The Dodgers do have a hole to fill in left field as well. Joc Pederson and Andrew Toles are left-handed options that the team can use in a platoon, but both are not consistent against southpaws.

Cain, on the other hand, is a reliable .300 hitter that can hit both left-handers and right-handers. The fact that he is better against southpaws is only an added bonus. The Dodgers are one right-handed outfielder away and Cain is exactly that.

However, there is still a better right-handed hitting option to play the outfield next season for the Los Angeles Dodgers.