Logan Forsythe has been a consistent topic of conversation all year long, and really second base in general.
The second base position never really seemed to be producing on a consistent basis. Logan Forsythe got off to a great start in the month of April with a slash line of .295/.407/.341. These numbers were made to look even better because Chase Utley hit just .122 in the month of April, and both players got almost the same amount of at-bats. Forsythe’s numbers took a nosedive after the first month of the season, with a batting average of .160 in May, .214 in June, .254 in July, .212 in August, and now .241 so far in September. What made the difference, however, was that his on-base percentage was consistently in the mid-to-high .300s.
Well, it seems like Logan Forsythe’s troubles at the plate are now behind him because he has been absolutely solid as of late. In the last seven days, Forsythe has gone 6-18 with four extra-base hits, four runs batted in, and two walks.
On Monday against the Padres, Forsythe went 3-3 with a double, a home run, and four runs batted in!
Dave Roberts attributed Logan’s recent success to his aggressiveness:
Dave Roberts praised Logan Forsythe's aggressiveness of late. Doing more with favorable counts recently
— Eric Stephen (@ericstephen) September 26, 2017
Logan Forysthe also commented on his recent success, noting that he is in a much better place mechanically. You can listen to everything that Logan Forsythe had to say here thanks to Michael Duarte of NBC LA, but these are a couple of highlights:
Mechanically I feel like i’m in a better place so I think the swing is coming out a little bit more consistently. It’s just nice to see some results.
Right now I think this is the right path for my swing.
The Dodgers will need a consistent contribution from second base in October and Logan Forsythe is definitely the man for the job against left-handed pitching. He has .297 this year against lefties and has an on-base percentage of .429! Forsythe is getting hot at just the right time so hopefully he can make a huge impact for the Dodgers in the postseason.
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