3. A.J. Pollock
Not many Dodger fans are likely considering the team adding an outfielder not named Bryce Harper. There is already too many cooks in the kitchen, with Harper serving as an obvious upgrade that the team can warrant moving pieces for.
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Heck, even if Harper is not added, the Dodgers are going to be active in dipping in the outfield reserve, especially if it helps get fellow outfielder Matt Kemp off the books. Kemp is on an expiring contract, so it should not be overly difficult to trade him to a rebuilding team.
Either way, Harper is the only outfielder that most fans are interested in. However, Buster Olney connected Pollock to the Los Angeles Dodgers, which actually would not be a bad fit whatsoever.
Pollock would give the team a traditional center fielder, which would allow Cody Bellinger to stay at first base and move Alex Verdugo to left field. Pollock is likely someone that the Dodgers would look to add if the team kept Yasiel Puig around to play right field.
Pollock is not a southpaw specialist per se but he is not bad against southpaws whatsoever, He hits .275 against left-handed pitching, .284 against right-handed pitching and would give the Dodgers a true lead-off guy, something the team has not had for quite some time.
Pollock has power and can join the long list of Dodgers to slug over 20 home runs in a season and would likely set a career-high in runs with the supporting cast that would be behind him.
He is not Bryce Harper but he is still an upgrade from what the team currently has for a much lesser price. At the end of the day, we would still take Harper, but A.J. Pollock isn’t bad either.