4. A clear plan for Alex Verdugo
Alex Verdugo is the Los Angeles Dodgers top prospect and has been since Walker Buehler lost the status of prospect after his call-up. Verdugo is undoubtedly big league ready and arguably has been big-league ready since 2017, yet has not gotten a chance at an extended stay in the big leagues.
With a ton of question marks in the outfield heading into 2019, it is hard to really gauge what the Dodgers are doing with Verdugo. Everyone internally seems to love Verdugo and sends him high praise as a young outfielder with a ton of promise.
However, the team is not playing him because of the surplus of outfielders. With Verdugo being too good in the Dodgers’ eyes to trade but not good enough to play over some of the veterans, he has been stuck in this AAA purgatory where he is bashing pitchers that have no business facing him.
I don’t really care what the front office does with Alex Verdugo at this point, as long as the team has a plan and follows the plan. If Verdugo helps open up cap space for Bryce Harper and/or lands Corey Kluber, then cool I am all for it.
If the Dodgers want to hang onto Verdugo and start him in left or center field then awesome, I am all cool for that as well.
I just want the Dodgers to do something with Verdugo and not waste away his talent or current trade value.