There are 78 players in the National League in 2013 with enough plate appearances to qualify for the batting title.
Matt Kemp ranks 67th with a .335 slugging percentage. Andre Ethier is 59th with a .371 slugging percentage.
In May there are 78 players in the NL with 50 plate appearances. Kemp, who is hitting .293 this month, is 67th with a .345 SLG. Ethier, who is hitting .304, is 60th with a .388 SLG in May. Even team home run leader Carl Crawford, who is hitting .306 in May, is 53rd with a .388 SLG.
The trio was 0-for-12 on Saturday night in their 3-1 loss to the Braves.
Such is the story of the 2013 Dodgers. Second in the league in on-base percentage, but because of the lack of power they are second to last in runs scored.
What would Earl Weaver say about such a lack of power? Skip to the one-minute mark: