The Los Angeles Dodgers have all intentions of being the deepest team in the National League once more. With this depth is bound to be breakout players.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have had the most talented and the deepest team in the National League and it hasn’t even been close. While the Milwaukee Brewers gave them a great run for their money and are immensely talented as well, from top to bottom, no National League team has as much talent as the Dodgers.
This is still true even with Yasmani Grandal and Manny Machado hitting free agency and likely departing from the team. Grandal can be replaced rather easily and Machado is going to be replaced by the better (in my book) Corey Seager.
Even though the Dodgers look ready to go once more, the team has still come up short against American League teams in two consecutive years. This marks six long years for Dodger fans filled with playoff baseball that ultimately results in heartbreak.
With that in mind, the Dodgers are undoubtedly going to make several moves, whether big or small, in order to add to that depth and to get over that final hump.
And while there will certainly be external help in that mix, there are going to be improvements from within as well. We saw it in 2017 with Chris Taylor and 2018 with Max Muncy; breakout players help lead the team.
Here are the three players we think are destined for a breakout year in 2019.