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Dodgers: Chris Taylor Names Shortstop As His Favorite Position To Play

The Los Angeles Dodgers are the best at giving people second chances to rebrand themselves. No other person took advantage of that more than their utility star Chris Taylor. Taylor has spent 6 and a half seasons with the Dodgers after they traded for him by giving up right, handed pitcher Zach Lee.

Taylor has been known to play five positions: all three positions in the outfield, second base, and shortstop. On Sunday, Taylor went ‘live’ on his Instagram to chat with fans during his Driving for Hope Event. During that, CT3 was asked what position he prefers to play, and he easily said it was the shortstop position.

“I don’t play shortstop very often anymore because our shortstops have been pretty good, but growing up my favorite position was always shortstop. Honestly, I just love playing all over the field and doing anything I can to play. We have so many great players so I’ll play anywhere I’m asked.”

That led us to wonder who you guys think should play shortstop.

The odds of Trea Turner returning are not looking good, and Gavin Lux might be taking over that spot, but Taylor has experience in the six-hole as well.

As a member of the Dodgers, CT3 has played shortstop in 183 games. The most came in the 2018 season when former shortstop Corey Seager missed most of the season due to Tommy John surgery. Overall, Taylor has spent most of his time in the outfield, specifically left field.

As for Gavin Lux, he’s played in left field, second base, and shortstop. His natural position coming into the league is shortstop, but with guys like Seager and Turner ahead of him, he’s been cast with playing outfield and second base.

In 2022, he was the primary second baseman playing in 102 games in that position and only nine games at shortstop.

I think it all depends on the matchup since you’re dealing with Taylor, who bats and throws with his right hand, and Lux, who bats left and throws with his right hand.

Most likely, they will need a new everyday shortstop, so who do you have, Dodger fans, Chris Taylor, Gavin Lux, or others?

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Ricardo Sandoval

Born and Raised in the East side of Los Angeles. Ricardo is a staff writer at Dodgers Nation and on the LA Sports Report network of sites. He's also a lifelong Dodgers and Lakers fan. Ricardo is an alumnus of CSUN (Go Matadors).


  1. Ricardo, maybe you should watch a Dodger game before reporting. Lux throws right, bats left. And whomever allows stories to be printed in this column should learn how to proof read.

  2. Taylor can have his shot, but he needs to hit 250 bump up the slug and cut the strikeouts in half.

  3. None of them. Platooning utility players to play a critical position would not work. Too bad the FO cannot sway Trea to stay. The Big Three at the top was hard to beat all year long. Trea would really thrive next year with the new rule changes…..+.300, 25 HR, 100 RBI, 50 steals, and the smoothest slides in MLB on defense and running the bases. He is worth the money just to watch him play in every game.

  4. You said, “I think it all depends on the matchup since you’re dealing with Taylor, who bats and throws with his right hand, and Lux, who bats and throws with his left hand.” You have this wrong. Lux bats left, but throws right. Otherwise, the Dodgers would never play him shortstop.

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