3. Enrique Hernandez
Enrique Hernandez is easily one of the most beloved Dodgers in the entire organization. The super utility can practially play every single position for the Los Angeles Dodgers and bring a vibrant and humorous personality that has connected him with the fans. In the postseason, Hernandez found a significant role and even slugged three home runs in the World Series-clinching victory.
Hernandez always steps up to the plate when the Dodgers need him to come up big. The problem with Hernandez is, though, that it is often all or nothing when he plays. The games he does good he will slug multiple extra base hits, bring in runs and look like the best hitter in baseball. When he is off, well, he looks like a bench player.
The biggest drawback in Hernandez’ game is his inability to hit right-handed pitching. Hernandez is the go-to option in the outfield against southpaws. Against right-handers though, Herandez is a career .207 hitter against right-handers opposed to a career .270 hitter against southpaws.
Hernandez will likely be the starting left fielder on Opening Day as the Dodgers take on the San Francisco Giants and Madison Bumgarner. Not only is Bumgarner a southpaw, Hernandez completely has his number. Hernandez is 9-20 against Bumgarner with three doubles, two home runs and five RBIs.
However, his inability to hit right-handed pitching will leave Hernandez on the bench to provide depth at every other position.