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Dodgers 2021 season reviews

The Los Angeles Dodgers had 72 players on the 40-man roster during the 2021 season, including a franchise-record 61 players who played in at least one game. We review the season for every single player here.

2021 review: Kenley Jansen

Kenley Jansen had a bounceback season in 2021, and with a three-pitch mix was dominant in October. Now, the longest-tenured Dodgers player and the best reliever in franchise history is a free agent.

2021 review: Walker Buehler

Walker Buehler set career highs in starts, innings, and wins in 2021. The Dodgers right-hander finished fourth in National League Cy Young Award voting.

2021 review: Zach Reks

Zach Reks was one of the best power hitters in LA’s farm system. The Dodgers gave him a shot in 2021, where he went a combined 0-for-10 with seven strikeouts at the plate.

2021 review: DJ Peters

After years in the minors, DJ Peters finally made his Dodgers debut in April. In July, he was DFA’d and claimed off waivers by the Rangers.

2021 review: Andrew Vasquez

The Dodgers acquired left-handed pitcher Andrew Vasquez in a trade with the Twins. He appeared in two games out of the bullpen, striking out three of the six batters he faced.

2021 review: Will Smith

Smith made his presence known in his first full MLB season. The catcher posted some of the best RBI and home run numbers among the Dodgers and had plenty of clutch at bats.

2021 review: Justin Turner

Justin Turner had his healthiest season in five years, and tied his career high with 27 home runs. But he struggled in October and hurt his hamstring in the NLCS.

2021 review: Ashton Goudeau

Ashton Goudeau spent eight days in April on the Dodgers’ 40-man roster, but did not pitch for Los Angeles in 2021.

2021 review: Danny Duffy

Danny Duffy grew up loving the Dodgers and was traded to his boyhood favorite team in July. But a left flexor strain injury sidelined him for three months, and he didn’t pitch for Los Angeles.

2021 review: Ryan Meisinger

Ryan Meisinger was on the Dodgers active roster for one day during the 2021 season but did not pitch.

2021 review: Shane Greene

The Dodgers signed former All-Star reliever Shane Greene in August. He appeared in nine games with LA.

2021 review: Yefry Ramírez

Yefry Ramírez made only one appearance for the Dodgers in 2021. He made it count, as he tossed two scoreless innings to close out a game.

2021 review: Andy Burns

In 2021, Andy Burns recorded his first major-league hit and first major-league strikeout, in the same game.

2021 review: Jimmie Sherfy

The Dodgers claimed Jimmie Sherfy off waivers in July. He pitched in four games, three of them scoreless, before ending up on the injured list.

2021 review: Dennis Santana

Dennis Santana was quietly one of the longest tenured Dodgers entering the 2021 season. Unfortunately, he still struggled on the mound and was DFA’d by the team in June.

2021 review: Corey Seager

Although he missed nearly half the season with an injury, Corey Seager had yet another fantastic season for the Dodgers in 2021.

2021 review: Cole Hamels

The Dodgers needed pitching and signed veteran Cole Hamels in August in hopes he’d help them down the stretch. But a shoulder injury wiped out his 2021 season before it began.

2021 review: Chad Wallach

Chad Wallach was on the Dodgers’ 40-man roster for all of eight days, part of a revolving door of catching depth in Triple-A over the final two months of 2021.

2021 review: Keibert Ruiz

Keibert Ruiz has been the Dodgers’ top prospect for a few years. He was the headliner in LA’s blockbuster deal with the Nationals to acquire Max Scherzer and Trea Turner.

2021 review: Darien Núñez

The rookie Darien Núñez made six appearances for the Dodgers during the middle of the season. He allowed a run in five of those six outings.

2021 review: Nate Jones

The Dodgers claimed Nate Jones off waivers in May. He had a strong debut for LA, but posted an ERA just below nine during his three-week stint.

2021 review: Billy McKinney

The Dodgers acquired Billy McKinney in July with the hopes of him turning into a great depth piece. Instead, the veteran outfielder struggled during his time in LA.

2021 review: Neftalí Féliz

Neftalí Féliz signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers in July, and pitched three games for them in two major league stints in 2021.

2021 review: Jake Reed

Jake Reed spent two weeks with the Dodgers in the middle of July. He was DFA’d and finished the season with the Mets.

2021 review: Luke Raley

72 plate appearances in 33 games

2021 review: Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw was effective when healthy in 2021, but missed nearly half the season with an elbow injury that knocked him out before the playoffs began.

2021 review: Conner Greene

Conner Greene was one of a whopping 22 relief pitchers used by the Dodgers in August alone. He pitched two scoreless innings for Los Angeles, but started and ended his 2021 with the Orioles.

2021 review: Anthony Bemboom

The Dodgers acquired Anthony Bemboom for catching depth in August. He spent the last two months in Triple-A, and was on the 40-man roster for five days.

2021 review: Bobby Wahl

Bobby Wahl spent 13 days on the Dodgers’ 40-man roster in 2021 but did not pitch in the majors.

2021 review: Cody Bellinger

2021 review: Andre Jackson

Andre Jackson made his major league debut for the Dodgers in 2021 and impressed in his three games.