Latest Update Ethier plans to come to Spring Training and win a starting outfield job Thu Dec, 04, 05:20 PM
Has patience at the plate and is a good RBI man. Is athletic and possesses a sweet lefty swing that generates excellent power. Displays a solid throwing arm and he can play all three outfield positions well.
Flaws: : Can struggle to hit with consistency against left-handed pitching, which can hinder his number of at-bats. Can occasionally make mistakes when on base. Can also be a bit too streaky at the dish.
We all know of the logjam in the Dodgers' outfield and Ethier seems to be the odd man out on paper, but obviously, he has different plans. Don't be surprised if someone in that outfield is traded over the next couple of months, but it's truly a mystery as to which player it will be. It will be tough to move Ethier as he is under contract for the next four seasons, with a vesting option for a fifth year. If the Dodgers were to move the veteran outfielder, they would likely each a nice chunk of his contract.Analyst: David Kerr
The Dodgers are starting Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig and Scott Van Slyke in the outfield tonight.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
Not that he's going to supplant Adrian Gonzlez, but Mattingly is looking for alternative ways to get Ethier some time in the lineup. It's tough to say at this time where or not the experiment was successful but look for them to try it out at some point.Analyst: Howard Bender
The new alignment is actually the old alignment as this is the way it was supposed to be before Carl Crawford got hurt and Matt Kemp forgot how to play ball. But now with the two of them back in their respective positions, left and center, the spelling of Crawford means Van Slyke much more than it means Ethier. Moving forward, we shouldn't see either too much, but Ethier is definitely the odd man out. Analyst: Howard Bender