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April 01, 2013
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April 01, 2013

2 Los Angeles Dodgers

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B-T BA OBP SLG HR RBI SB K
LF CARL CRAWFORD
L-L .276 .322 .448 12 59 22 86
2B MARK ELLIS
R-R .261 .323 .366 7 37 8 69
CF MATT KEMP
R-R .301 .373 .540 33 104 24 152
1B ADRIAN GONZALEZ
L-L .297 .364 .496 26 110 1 114
SS HANLEY RAMIREZ
R-R .267 .341 .456 23 84 26 124
RF ANDRE ETHIER
L-L .288 .362 .455 18 79 1 113
3B LUIS CRUZ
R-R .292 .322 .439 9 54 2 46
C A.J. ELLIS
R-R .274 .385 .402 10 53 0 90
BENCH
C TIM FEDEROWICZ (R)
R-R .251 .314 .396 5 27 0 54
UT SKIP SCHUMAKER
L-R .275 .336 .352 2 34 2 52
3B JERRY HAIRSTON JR.
R-R .264 .334 .356 5 32 3 38

Enemy Lines

A RIVAL SCOUT SIZES UP THE DODGERS

Every position will be set when Hanley Ramirez returns from his thumb injury—even third base, where Luis Cruz, a journeyman, played well last year.... Matt Kemp looks fine coming off his shoulder surgery. Not only does he have power, but he also uses the whole field.... They need Carl Crawford to get healthy. He's something few teams have: a true leadoff guy who can make the club go with his speed. If he's out, the leftfield platoon will be Skip Schumaker and Jerry Hairston Jr. If they only have to do that for two or three weeks, they'll get by.... Ramirez is a big man now, but he'll play short when he gets back [in May]. You just want him to make all the routine plays and let his bat talk, and I think he can do that.... Clayton Kershaw is the game's premier lefty. It's not fair to compare anyone with Justin Verlander, but I'll put Kershaw in there, along with Felix Hernandez.... With Zack Greinke they have two studs at the top, and if Josh Beckett is near the back of your rotation, you're doing O.K.... Ryu Hyun-jin is going to be on the club because of his contract, but I wouldn't say he's been impressive. He has average stuff and his location is spotty.... Ryu, Chris Capuano, Aaron Harang and maybe Ted Lilly will fight for the fifth spot, and the guys who don't make it will go to the pen—which will be really good, with lots of versatility.... Yasiel Puig, the Cuban outfelder they signed last summer, looks good. He's short to the ball, and for a 22-year-old he has a good idea at the plate: He tracks breaking balls and can fight off good stuff. He's the big prospect in a veteran bunch.

The Lineup

2013 Projected Statistics

MANAGER DON MATTINGLY

Third season with the Dodgers

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

NEW ACQUISITION (R) ROOKIE

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