Latest Update Ramirez provides Dodgers only offense in loss Tue Oct, 07, 12:22 AM
A supremely gifted ballplayer and athlete, he's always a threat for batting titles. Has a big frame with top-tier power, but also speed, mobility, hands and coordination. Can take a walk and steal bases. A natural shortstop, he can also toil at the hot corner.
Flaws: : Strikes out too much. Doesn't always hustle and is error-prone in the field. Needs to improve his attitude, since he has displayed signs of immaturiry. Wants to play shortstop, but is better at third nowadays. Is somewhat prone to injuries at this stage of his career.
Hanley was the only real spark the Dodgers could muster against John Lackey and the Cardinals. He drove in the Dodgers' lone run when Yasiel Puig scored from third -- Puig had just broken his seven-strikeout in a row streak with a triple. Hanley didn't have the regular season many of us expected, slashing .283/.369/.448 with 13 home runs and 14 steals, but he's been hot in the playoffs hitting .545 over three games. He'll hit the offseason as the marquee position player on market. The Dodgers are still his most likely landing spot given their deep pockets and tolerance of his poor defense at short.Analyst: Spencer Silva
Erisbel Arruebarruena will start at shortstop for Ramirez as the Dodgers get ready for the playoffs. Analyst: Steve Pimental
Health, final weekend, playoff berth clinched--you know the deal. Justin Turner will bat cleanup and play shortstop on Friday night.Analyst: David Kerr
After sitting out mid-week, Hanley is back as an offensive threat. A homer would have been nice, but then again, that is just getting greedy.Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson