Going into the off-season many fans called for upgrades to the starting pitching for the Dodgers. Instead, they couldn’t sway Gerrit Cole or Madison Bumgarner to sign with them. Then, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Rich Hill signed contracts with other teams. This left the Dodgers down two starting pitchers from 2019. To counteract those losses the Dodgers signed both Jimmy Nelson and now Alex Wood to lower value contracts as they are both coming off some injuries and rough patches.
So #Dodgers starting rotation depth chart looks like this:
RHP Walker Buehler
LHP Clayton Kershaw
RHP Kenta Maeda
LHP Julio Urias
RHP Jimmy Nelson
LHP Alex Wood
RHP Ross Stripling
RHPs Dustin May/Tony Gonsolin
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) January 13, 2020
This article will take a look at the 2020 starting pitching candidates and there are a good number of them.
These two are sure things for the starting rotation.
The new ace of the Dodgers is Walker Buehler. He may not get the Opening Day start but everyone knows he is elite and only getting better. His performance in the playoffs in 2019 should have cemented that he is the true ace of the Dodgers by now. I look forward to him…