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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