Dodgers 2020 Statistical Predictions, According to Fangraphs



Fangraphs has posted their 2020 ZiPS projections, courtesy of their creator Dan Szymborski (@DSzymborski), and the Dodgers appear to have a solid season ahead of themselves in terms of the numbers.

Here is the map and link to the column by Szymborksi detailing the Dodgers’ projected wins above replacement outputs in 2020 in the form of tandems:

Hitters

The Dodgers have one of the deepest lineups in the game and this is even before any potential major moves they are planning on making — Francisco Lindor, Mookie Betts, etc. Here is the list of projections for key members of the Dodgers offense:

  • Cody Bellinger: 6.2 WAR, .293/.392/.585, 40 HRs, 120 RBIs, 16 SBs
  • Max Muncy: 3.8 WAR, .256/.373/.506, 29 HRs, 92 RBIs
  • Corey Seager: 3.7 WAR, .279/.373/.506, 19 HRs, 87 RBIs
  • Justin Turner: 3.3 WAR, .285/.365/.481, 19 HRs, 66 RBIs
  • Gavin Lux: 2.9 WAR, .267/.331/.456, 21 HRs, 79 RBIs, 10 SBs
  • Joc Pederson: 2.6 WAR, .249/.340/.513, 27 HRs, 75 RBIs
  • Will Smith: 2.5 WAR, .234/.319/.470, 24 HRs, 77 RBIs
  • Chris Taylor: 2.1 WAR, .259/.329/.441, 15 HRs, 63 RBIs, 12 SBs
  • Alex Verdugo: 2.0 WAR, .285/.341/.442, 13 HRs, 54 RBIs
  • AJ Pollock: 1.5 WAR, .255/.313/.457, 16 HRs, 55 RBIs, 10 SBs

Pretty good.

Pitchers

  • Clayton Kershaw: 12-7, 3.24 ERA, 166 2/3 IP, 176 K
  • Walker Buehler: 11-6, 3.27 ERA, 167 2/3 IP, 201 K
  • Kenta Maeda: 10-8, 3.91 ERA, 138 IP, 155 K
  • Dustin May: 9-7, 4.08 ERA, 141 1/3 IP, 129 K
  • Ross Stripling: 6-4, 3.87 ERA, 93 IP, 93 K
  • Kenley Jansen: 4-2, 3.15 ERA, 60 IP, 78 K
  • Julio Urías: 4-3, 3.92 ERA, 80 1/3 IP, 91 K
  • Blake Treinen: 6-4, 3.41 ERA, 63 1/3 IP, 65 K

Bright future.

Overall

The Dodgers are set up well for the 2020 season and beyond, marked by potential key contributions from sophomores Gavin Lux, Dustin May, and Will Smith. However, they will get key contributions from the bash brothers of Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy as well as veterans like Justin Turner.

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