Latest Update Dodgers think Scott Van Slyke, who has a mild right ankle sprain, will be ready to play Sunday. Fri Aug, 29, 08:48 PM
Is versatile enough to play first base and all three outfield positions. Has good power and plate discipline, so he takes his walks as well. Also has good pedigree as the son of former MLB outfielder Andy Van Slyke.
Flaws: : Isn't as athletic as his father used to be, though he's not bad. Must prove capable of hitting right-handed pitching with consistency at the big-league level in order to play every day (which is a long shot).
Slyke injured his ankle on Thursday but x-rays came back negative. He should be good to go by Tuesday at the latest. Analyst: Ben Diamond
Van Slyke has been part of the Dodgers OF rotation splitting time with Carl Crawford and Andre Ethier. Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
Van Slyke has quietly had a very solid season. If Van Slyke continues to hit it could mean even less playing time for Joc Pederson once rosters expand in September.Analyst: Steve Pimental
Van Slyke made his only at-bats count on Tuesday night, blasting his ninth home run which was his first since July 3. Although he has managed to be productive when given playing time, as long as he continues to split time in a crowded outfield it will limit any fantasy upside this slugger may hold. Analyst: Matthew Beck