1. Create a platoon with Chris Taylor
The Dodgers first option to create a preferable platoon at second base is to fix the problem internally and draw from their deep, flexible roster. Los Angeles has two super utility’s that can play anywhere in the field; Enrique Hernandez and Chris Taylor. However, Hernandez has the same issues that Forsythe does against righties. Insert Chris Taylor.
Taylor is an infielder by trade that was converted into an outfielder last season. Taylor was called up from AAA Oklahoma City in mid-April after Forsythe fractured his toe. The Dodgers then received much more out of Taylor, who was only expected to solidify the infield depth.
Taylor’s hot bat kept him in the lineup, shuffling between multiple infield positions. After Joc Pederson collided with Yasiel Puig, Taylor was moved to center field and has primarily called that home ever since.
However, Taylor could return to his infield roots in 2018 and create a nice platoon with Forsythe at second base. Taylor can start at second against right-handers, allowing the slugging Joc Pederson to start in center and Andrew Toles (or Giancarlo Stanton if that happens) in left field.
Against southpaws, the Dodgers can substitute Pederson for the more favorable Forsythe. Taylor would make the move back to center field and Forsythe would start back at second. Unconventional? Yes. Video game-like? Yes. The best use of the talent on the roster? Definitely.