After starting multiple players at the position, one of the Dodgers’ biggest offseason needs is finding an every day second basemen. Though still early on in free agency, they’re already showing interest in a player Dodgers fans are familiar with seeing.
DJ LeMahieu has spent the last seven seasons with the Colorado Rockies. While with the Rockies, he’s hit .299/.352/,408/.760. He’s appeared in two all-star games, and he won the National League batting title in 2016, where he hit .348.
Last season, LeMahieu hit .276/.321/.428 and had a career high in home runs (15). Over the past three seasons combined, LeMahieu’s .815 OPS lands him sixth among qualifying second baseman over that span, with only eight had an OPS north of .800 at the position.
For the Dodgers, there’s no question that second base was the biggest hole for the team in 2018. Their second basemen collectively had the lowest average (.209), on-base percentage (.307), slugging percentage (.332), and OPS (.638) of any position.
There’s no question that LeMahieu would be an offensive upgrade. But at this point it’s just a rumor.