Recent Dodgers news has been about what their starting rotation might look like in 2022 in a speculation article from Bleacher Report.
As we wait for some positive news for the start of the baseball season, recent Dodgers news has been about what the team might look like in the next few seasons.
Even though the Dodgers haven’t been able to get over the hump and win a World Series the last couple of years, they have been one of the best and most consistent teams in baseball. Whether it comes to free agency, trades, or calling up prospects, the Dodgers always seem to have a lot of talent on their squad.
Recently, Bleacher Report broke down and predicted what every team starting rotation and lineup would look like in 2022. For the Dodgers, their starting rotation was still in very strong shape led by Walker Buehler. By this time, Buehler could very well be a Cy Young candidate, or perhaps even have one under his belt.
After Buehler, the Dodgers will then still have Clayton Kershaw as their No.2. Kershaw will be a free agent after the 2021 season, so this prediction has him staying with Los Angeles as a free agent.
As the No.3 pitcher, the Dodgers then have Julio Urias. Urias started in eight games for the Dodgers in 2019 and made 37 appearances overall. In those appearances, he had an ERA under 3.00, which means he could be a very good weapon for the Dodgers in the coming years.
After Urias, B/R then slated David Price as the fourth starter for the Dodgers. While Price isn’t the pitcher he once was, he was brought in with Mookie Betts in the trade with the Red Sox and is under contract through the 2022 season. Perhaps, pitching in the National League might be able to get Price to improve, as he won’t have to worry about the AL East anymore.
Wrapping up the rotation for the Dodgers in 2022 is Dustin May. We got to see a bit in 2018, and he looks like he can certainly be a mid-tier start in the majors in the next couple of years. The Dodgers always seem to have a wealth of prospects, and in 2022, May might be a fixture in the rotation.
From the prediction, the Dodgers have a nice mix of young arms with veterans. There are a lot of talented prospects that could be ready to push some of those veterans out by 2022, but we will have to wait and see.