Los Angeles Dodgers predictions for the 2020 season

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Corey Seager has bounce back year

Last year, Corey Seager didn’t live up to expectations slashing .272/.335/.483. This could have been contributed to the fact that he was coming off an injury-plagued 2018 where he only appeared in 26 games.

He holds a career slash line of .294/.362/.491 and in 2020, he’ll get a slash line that will resemble something like that. He could very well hit .280+ with an OBP of .370+ although don’t expect him to get a slugging percentage near .500.

With strong play both at the plate and in the field, he will get the Dodgers front office to rethink their decision about seeking a shortstop upgrade in Francisco Lindor and will get the team to have more faith in him.

Blake Treinen eventually handles 9th inning duties

While still getting the job done, Kenley Jansen has struggled at times. In the 2018 season, he posted a 3.01 ERA. while going 38 for 42 in save chances. He did worse in 2019 posting a 3.71 ERA. while only converting 33 of 41 possible saves.

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With Jansen’s continued struggles, the Dodgers signed Blake Treinen as their 8th inning guy but also to hand over the closer role to in case Jansen struggles again. With Jansen having heart issues and that he tested positive for COVID-19 earlier, Jansen won’t be the team’s closer by the end of the season in which Treinen will be relied on for closing duties.