Scott Van Slyke

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2014 Dodgers In Review: OF/1B Scott Van Slyke

PA AVG OBP SLG wRC+ HR WAR MLB 246 .297 .386 .524 160 11 2.8 What happened in 2014: Became one of the most valuable bench pieces in baseball and destroyed left-handed pitching. Two winters ago, the Dodgers designated Scott Van Slyke for assignment. They  needed the space on the 40-man roster and they didn’t…

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Scott Van Slyke’s Time To Shine

After a successful weekend series in San Francisco, the Dodgers continue their road trip by heading into Denver and Chicago, and something stood out to me when I looked at the expected pitching matchups: Mon @ COL: Roberto Hernandez vs. Christian Bergman (R) Tues @ COL: Dan Haren vs. Tyler Matzek (L) Wed @ COL:…

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The Chaos Of The Dodger Outfield

Carl Crawford returned from the disabled list on July 10th, just over two weeks ago. Crawford’s return brought the outfield back up to five players, with no real candidate to play center. I looked at the math of the offense prior to his return, and we’ve had all sorts of fun talking about the outfield shuffle…

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Cardinals 3, Dodgers 1: Missed Opportunities

Did Scott Van Slyke have a good night tonight? Well, let’s examine. He walked in his first plate appearance, which is good. He flew out to right in the third, but it took a nice play by Allen Craig to get him, so fine. To this point, no problems. Unfortunately, in the top of the fifth…

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This Is Not A Drill: Scott Van Slyke, Center Fielder

When the whole “Matt Kemp is moving to left field” business went down, I think we all thought that he’d return to center against lefties, since Andre Ethier would be taking a seat. The first time the Dodgers faced a lefty, Francisco Liriano, Ethier still inexplicably played. Tonight, the Dodgers welcome the White Sox and…