Mookie Betts’ Dodgers have the best record in baseball at 32-12, so it’s more than safe to accept they’ll be important for the extended 16-team playoff field.
With respect to Betts, despite the fact that he’s won four straight Gold Gloves in right field, he was drafted by the Red Sox as a shortstop out of Overton High School in Nashville. He additionally monitored short and second from the get-go in his pro career, and in his rookie season of 2014 Betts made 14 beginnings at second base for Boston.
Giving Betts occasional time at second was bandied about during his final seasons with the Red Sox, and now the Dodgers are getting it going. Almost certainly, Betts’ athleticism, baseball smarts, and related knowledge at the position will work well for him, and his tip top hitting and base-running will obviously play anyplace.
The Dodgers are surging toward their eighth in a row NL West title, however there’s a lot of weight for them to get through and win the World Series just because since 1988. So this wrinkle as noted is in the administration of looking for each conceivable favorable position in October. It’s likewise important that the Dodgers this season have attempted to get great creation from the situation, as Enrique Hernandez, Gavin Lux, Chris Taylor, and Max Muncy have consolidated to hit only .209/.290/.354 while playing a respectable halfway point in 2020.