The Los Angeles Dodgers have a problem — depth. As it currently stands, they have an abundance of versatile players on the current roster and an even more of up-and-coming young talent. It’s not a bad problem to have, but it could be a problem nonetheless.
The Dodgers’ current 40-man roster has Kyle Garlick, Joc Pederson, DJ Peters, AJ Pollock, and Alex Verdugo strictly playing the outfield. Gavin Lux, Zach McKinstry, Max Muncy, Edwin Rios, Corey Seager, Justin Turner, and Tyler White round out the infield. Then there’s Matt Beaty, Cody Bellinger, Kiké Hernández, and Chris Taylor who are capable of playing both infield and outfield positions.
Even if the Dodgers were to send Garlick, Peters, McKinstry, Rios, and White to the minors (which they will), that’s still seven players available to play three outfield positions — or seven to play four infield positions. With Bellinger, Muncy, Pollock, Seager, Turner, and Verdugo being locks to play anytime they are healthy and available, LA essentially has five players vying for the remaining two spots.